Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Last year I posted my Halloween pictures On November 28th. I'm a bit more on top of it this year.
At first the May Queen had wanted to be a chihuahua. I could not figure out how to make a chihuahua costume that wouldn't look like a cat, and for once Google failed me (although I found all sorts of costumes FOR chihuahuas!). I managed to talk her into a pink poodle. She got TONS of compliments on it, which made me beam. I have to confess, she was adorable!
Jack O Lantern designing takes concentration. Sticking your tongue out helps.
We carved our pumpkins a few days ago. I managed to lose the carving tool I bought last year (I just saw it when I unpacked the decorations! I'm sure it's around here somewhere...) so we worked together with a real knife.
Here we are with our finished projects, taken just before trick or treating this evening.

I got this great idea from Crafts by Amanda which I found through The Crafty Crow. (If you like to do crafty things with your kids you must add The Crafty Crow to your reader!). They were so simple and fun to make... we set them at the end of our driveway with candles in them.

Gratuitous kitten shot.

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12 comments:

slouchy said...

Her costume is beautiful!

Aunt Becky said...

That costume is freaking awesome. Rock ON PM and MQ!

Kat said...

I love her costume. I knew what she was right away. Great job! And I love the kitty shot too. :)

Rima said...

Adorable! But where is the Big Guy's costume?

alejna said...

Great photos! I love the one of MQ concentrating on her pumpkin. And the poodle costume is fantastic!

kaye said...

her costume is adorable, and yours is too cute as well. Love your jack o lanterns and those cute little candle holder. Hope you had a Happy Halloween! We did.

Louise said...

LOVE the costume. Love it more that you made it; it's a lost art.

imbeingheldhostage said...

OMGosh!! That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! She must've been the attention grabber everywhere she went.

Magpie said...

Such a pinkalicious poodle! (and the gratuitous cat picture is wonderful).

Kyla said...

Cute costume!

Your kitten is quite cute, too!

JCK said...

You have a beautiful family. And the pink poodle outfit is SO cute!

Amanda said...

I'm so embarrassed! I could have sworn I left a comment thanking you for the link and for sharing your luminaries! I'm so sorry! They are adorable and your little girl is SO SWEET! :)