Photo Monday – Halloween

This Halloween, I stayed home to answer the door for the 10 trick or treaters who came.  Quiet dead end street…

I did want some pictures though so I hurried the girls out as early as possible to get the last of the (cloudy) light.  I had to bump my ISO up to 3200 and I should have gone all the way to 6400 but I was afraid the images would be grainy.  Let’s just pretend the soft focus is on purpose, okay? You know, creating a dreamlike quality for two little girls dressed up as princesses…


Because oh yes, they dressed up as princesses.  Or rather a princess and a queen.  Yes, my kids are sooooo original.  Queen Elsa and Princess Anna...  

I confess I bought the costumes.  I would rather spend my sewing time and money on clothes the girls will wear more often but if I had unlimited time and money?  I would be so there!  The creative challenge is awesome.  Instead, I challenged myself to find something to keep these children warm that would work with the costumes.  And I got lucky.  I’d already made a cape (from Oliver + S) that would be perfect for Elsa.  Deep purple wool with a snowflake printed cotton lining and faux silver fox fur trim.  And a metallic clasp.

For Anna (notice that souricette 2 chose the coronation dress rather than the travel dress that already comes with a pink-red cape), I needed a green cape.  I couldn’t find green wool so I used some green cotton twill I had.  I was not messing with the faux fur again so I got some white minky for the lining.  And another metallic clasp.

Blurry cuteness!
And warmth.

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Halloween
  1. Lori B. says:

    Super cute!!!


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