And so, at 2 am in the morning when poor F was being very poorly last Thursday, his main concern was that he’d miss the school Disco. There had been a haircut especially and we’d even bought gel and there were many, many tears so in feeble attempt to cheer him up I promised I’d make Vampire capes and we could carve pumpkins over the weekend. Now in true ‘I used to be a costume designer in a former life’ style, I had been planning proper miniature period capes but due to time and circumstances, abandoned that plan for the easiest pattern I could find online. I found a great simple solution via Martha S. To be honest I didn’t even read the pattern, but took the picture entirely for inspiration and this is our version.
Obviously it will be worn with the rest of the ‘costume’ (school shirt, cravat and cummerbund made from the lining fabric, lots of white face makeup and dripping blood, you get the idea?) and then come Halloween we will go scare Aunti T and make her give us some sweets 🙂
F (from his sickbed overseeing the making), “I don’t like that fabric, it’s for girls”
Me, ” No it’s not sweetheart, it’s posh fabric for a posh Vampire cape.”
F, ” But I don’t want to be a posh vampire, I want to be a normal one.”
Me, ” Well, Count Dracula is posh….he’s a Count, that’s posh.”
F, “I don’t want to be Count Duckula !!?”
(We’ve been watching a lot of old kids TV shows recently).
It was a grit teeth day but we got there in the end and we also made these
(see those fancy squash on the left? I grew those 🙂 ) and I took some time this week to get a few more decorations up,
now I bought this fantastic pumpkin card ages ago and feel very bad for taking so long to post about it, especially as the boys love it so much. You can have one of your very own from Love Poppet at Folksy and you can read all about Claire’s work over at her blog.
We’ve also bought these fabulous printable Witches from Sally Boyle, again from Folksy. I’m using Sally’s photo here as the weather really isn’t on our side today and I can’t get a decent shot of them but again, they are great and I love that we can print them off each year for decoration.
Now, what am I going to dress up as for Halloween…..somehow I don’t think the old black tights and polo neck jumper cat is going to work, although I would certainly look scary dressed in something that tight – ha!