I took a little break from blogging when I broke my computer and got the flu then had a wreck and tore up my bathroom (okay 2 of them) and took on custom sewing projects to keep me busy until next March. But I lay awake at night pondering the genious of other bloggers and finally stole away a few hours today to put a little update in. First of all I'd like to show you our make do costumes for our Reforamation day party a few months ago. Many of you wrote to me in response to my plea for help in the Grocery Shrink newsletter several months ago and these costumes were inspried by your ideas.
Caleb went as Alexandar Doniphan in a thrift store sport coat and vintage navy hat.
Heidi went as Florence Nightingale and she designed her costume after a portrait of Miss Nightingale we found online. It was the sleeves that HAD to be, according to Miss Heidi.
W.D. and Brandon were dressed as Christian Missionary Vikings Lief Ericson and crew. My mom made the hats out of paper mache and craft paint with fur felt trim and my sister-in-law Erica (who is a creative genius) made the beard out of Lion brand homespun yarn by pulling it through a felt frame and attaching an elastic strap to hold it in place. I sure appreciate their help since I waited until the last 2 days to start on homemade costumes!