Friday, September 17, 2010

I Won and A Wild Boar! PLUS>>>a reworked snout!

Cheryl, one of my blogger buddies hosted a giveaway, and I won!  I love these beautiful Halloween designs.  I've got several ideas running around in my head for using these. I have thought of possibly making a table runner, a tote, a patchworked lined jumper for one of my grands, etc............  I am so happy to have won these fun fabrics.  Thank you Cheryl!  Please visit her wonderful blog!  You will be glad you did!

The first of the 6 Halloween costumes for my grands is finished.  This was the one that I was the most concerned about because I wasn't sure how I would make a WILD BOAR!  I researched online to see what wild boars really look like, and I tried to make this costume as close to what I found as I could.  First of all, finding the fabric to use for this wasn't easy.  Wild boars have wirey fur that is in different shades of black, brown, tan, etc.....  There isn't any fabric like that at Katy's, Walmart, or Hobby Lobby, which were the stores closest to me.  So, I finally decided to buy this brown, fuzzy, fake fur at Hobby Lobby.   I think it worked out ok.  For the hoofs and nostrils I used the back side of some gold lame that I had in my stash that already had iron on adhesive attached.   The fangs are made from some rough textured white cotton fabric that I had saved from some project knowing that some day I would use it for something.   It turned out not to be so hard to make after all.  I used this pattern as a guide for the body and hood.                                                                             

Taking photos of this little wild piggy wasn't easy, and the photos don't really show what it really looks like.  I used my University of Tennessee mascot, Smokey, for the model, again, as usual. You can see is orange jersey peeking out from the first picture.   He is very cooperative, but he isn't very tall, so he's not a great model for a two year old's clothing, but he's the best I have here at my house.  I'll try to get photos of Little Man in his costume before Halloween.   It's a good thing that Little Man lives where it is usually cold by Halloween because this will be a warm costume!
My granddaughters out in AZ want to be fairies.  That will be easy and fun.  It will not be cold in the desert by Halloween, so these will be light weight and "PRETTY" with Lil' E wanting to be a yellow fairy with blue wings.  She wants baby sis to be a green fairy with blue wings.  According to Lil' E her two favorite dolls and her Mommy are supposed to be fairies, too.  The dolls may get a quick and simple costume each.  Her Mom says she may buy herself some wings, but she doesn't think she wants a fairy dress.  I can't imagine why she doesn't want a dress with tulle, netting, satin petals, etc....!

Our oldest grand who is 10 wants to be Hermione from Harry Potter. This requires a long cape, a skirt, a tie, a sweater( this will be purchased), a white shirt (which will also be purchased), and knee socks(also purchased).  The next oldest, who is almost 8,  wants to be a girl version of Dracula ( a long cape and a shiny red dress), and the 4 1/2 year old wants to be.................................., get ready for this, Medusa!  She first wanted to be a princess mermaid like her big sister was two different Halloweens, but she called me to tell me she had changed her mind.  She has seen the Percy Jackson movie and saw Medusa then decided that was what she wanted to be for Halloween.  I think her costume may have to be next because making a wig with snakes (they can't be scary, because she can't wear it at preschool if it's scary) may not be so easy.  She'll need a shiny green dress.

I'd better get off the computer and get busy.


beachgirl said...

Congrats on the win!

I love the wild boar did a fantastic job. Aren't kids too funny? My son, a couple of years ago, wanted to be a snake. I passed that costume construction on to my

KID, MD said...

Wow! That is an amazing costume!! Halloween sewing is so fun, but it sure can get to be a lot of work. Sounds like you've got a full lineup this year.

Elle said...

Fun fabric win! And wow on the kids already knowing what they want to be. I guess with grandma sewing they have to put in their orders early!

And poor Smokey looks like he's been eaten by an Arkansas Razorback, lol! Actually, this weekend I'll be rooting for the Vols, believe it or not!

Faye Lewis said...

Congratulations! You deserve to win!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Congratulations on your win - you'll have a great time with the fabric. And it's fun to win!!

Love the wild boar - it looks terrific. You are a talented lady for sure.

Jackie said...

You did a great job on the wild board. I can't wait to see what you come up with Medusa! I'm positive your granddaughter will be the only Medusa for miles! You're grands are lucky to have you for a grandmother.

Congrats on your win!

Trudy Callan said...

So glad you won. Great costume.


Slipstitches said...

Congratulations, love the fabric!

gwensews said...

Good for you, Julia! Yay! I remember last year you making costumes for those grands of yours. So, good for them, too!

Goosegirl said...

That is an amazing costume! You are just so talented in how you come up with ideas and then carry them to completion with perfect attention to detail. Julia, you awe me!

Karen Hanim said...

What a great costume! I don't think it looks like an elephant at all! It looks just like a wild boar!

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you got the fabric! It's been a little crazy around here so I am behind in my blog reading. I can't wait to see what you make from those fat quarters. :-)

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