Wednesday, November 2

The Halloween Post

Warning:  I'm getting ready to do that thing that proud parents and grandparents do.  I'm getting ready to bombard you with cute pictures of my kids.  After a while you'll probably be like, "yeah, yeah..." but then I'll keep going because that's my nature.  You have been warned.

We had an old costume from Hope's first Halloween for Poesy, but we tried it on her and it almost swallowed her whole.  She's kind of a little thing.  So, the night before Halloween I made Poesy a little turtle shell with straps.  We put a crocheted cap on her little head and called it good.  Or turtle.  Yes, we actually called it turtle.  She was a really good sport through the whole night.  She hung out and enjoyed watching all of the kids dressed up and running around.

You saw a peek of Hope's costume already last week.  I spent hours putting sequins on that dress... and before you think I'm the greatest mom in the world, I should tell you it was sequin trim.  I DID NOT sew on every, single sequin.  That would take more time than I have.  The boots and dress were from eBay and I made the hat out of a cereal box, white felt, feathers, and sequin trim.  I was pretty proud of myself when I finished that hat.  It turned out better than I expected, and how often does that really happen? 

It was a fun night and all of the old people just GUSHED about Hope's costume.  This is the first year everyone knew who she was, and she ate that attention right up!  
I hope your Halloween was great!  If you have a Halloween post up, leave me a link in the comments.  I LOVE looking at everyone's costumes! 
xoxo Katie

73 comments:

  1. oh Katie!!! SO wonderful. And the little turtle. Too much! Please, gush all you want! I love it!!

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  2. Your girls look so precious! I love the turtle idea, that's so freaking adorable. I hope you guys had a great time!
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  3. oh my, you are the best mom! Your girls look sooooo adorable and how fortunate of them to have such love from their mom!
    P.S: You should have a tutorial on how you made the hat from the cereal box! It'd be so cool!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  4. I love the majorette costume! I Used to be one back in high school 2003 then I turned into a flag girl,oh my HS band days... but what I was most impress was your little turtle, stole my heart. I am glad you guys had such a neat time! xoxo! http://meowwzie.blogspot.com/2011/10/trick-or-treat.html

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  5. both girls looked sooo cute, and pats on the back to you for sewing all of those sequins! my 3.5 year old daughter went as angelina ballerina, and my 10 month old son went as winnie the pooh. both were largely home sewn (phew!). blogged here (http://bit.ly/vxCVtY) and here (http://bit.ly/rHOzU6). :)

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  6. Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Your girls are the absolute cutest, ohmygoodness. I'm pretty sure Hope had the greatest costume ever!

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  8. Those are the cutest costumes ever! Hope looked very excited!

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  9. Your girls are too cute! They are soo lucky to have a creative mum like u! I really like Poesy's turtle outfit!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  10. Oh my goodness! Adorable! You've done such a good job on those costumes! Especially the Majorette one! Makes me a bit sad that we don't really do Halloween here in Australia :( But that's why I'm having a costume party for my 30th birthday next month, lol

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  11. Oh yes, we had a Halloween party! Pics on my blog. Hope's costume is AMAZING but oh my, the turtle? Bang goes my heart!

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  12. They both look so cute!
    I want to cuddle that little turtle, so adorable! <3

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  13. yawning turtle? best thing ever! :)

    your girls are so lucky to have such a crafty mama....but where do you find the time? do you ever sleep??

    my intentions are good and i get extremely motivated when i posts like this. but then, by the time both of my boys are in bed, i am passed out drooling on the couch when my husband comes home from work. :)

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  14. Both costumes (and kids) are adorable, but THAT TURTLE! So cute.

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  15. I am so so so obsessed with Hope's costume! I saw your sneak peeks on twitter, and have been eagerly awaiting the results! It looks seriously amazing! I love all of the sequins! <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  16. i thought poesy was a pin cushion! too cute.

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

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  17. Oh my goodness your kiddos are too cute! Love Hope's costume and what a great job you did with them both. :) s

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  18. Both costumes are adorable. I don't blame you on using the sequin trim (although it's quite a pain too :) I want to do more homemade costumes next year. I just have to learn to plan better!

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  19. Perfect! You are so very talented and your girls are beautiful

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  20. I must say, the little turtle costume is beyond adorable! Good job, Mama!

    I made a last minute random costume that made people laugh :) http://bifftastica.blogspot.com/2011/10/becoming-zoltar.html

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  21. oh poesy is so adorable, that last picture! Perfect costumes I must say :)Did you dress up as well?

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  22. aw i love their costumes! hope looks fabulous and poesy is the cutest thing ever!

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  23. Katie, these are seriously THE cutest costumes ever! You're so creative... :)
    xo, Dawn
    www.hellodearie.com

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  24. ohmygod hope is the cutest thing in the world!!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  25. Fantastic costumes, adorable and gorgeous!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  26. Such adorable costumes!!
    That turtle shell is super stinking cute!

    I dressed as Lucille Ball this year!! It worked perfect with my copper hair..You should check it out!!

    Katiediditt.blogspot.com

    xo!
    katie

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  27. love! your girls are my kind of halloween gals!
    and you are most definitely my kind of mama! the costumes are the best!

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  28. Wow Hope's costume turned out amazing!! SO cute! Oh, and it pretty much goes with out saying that a little baby turtle is equally as cute!

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  29. Cute! I just found your blog and think it's lovely! Newest follower right here :)

    -Morgan

    littlealpaca.blogspot.com

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  30. I love both of their costumes!!! Hope's costume is so creative. I would have never thought of it. Not going to lie, I might be stealing the turtle idea but my younger daughters costume next year. It's so cute and so easy!! <3

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  31. Wow....both costumes are fabulous. Is it just me or is there a resurrgence of homemade costumes this year? Either way....I LOVE IT!!!!!

    http://melifaif.blogspot.com/2011/11/some-randoms-and-november.html

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  32. Hope's costume is amazing!! Great job pulling it all together - i always loved costumes with lots of sequins too :D

    www.stuffyoulllove.com

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  33. ahhhhh the baby turtle is such a cute idea! love it!

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  34. Love the homemade costumes! So sweet. Hope's costume is amazing! I wish I had been that creative with my costumes when I was her age. :]

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  35. They both look so stinking cute! I can't believe you made Hope's costume. It looks SO fantastic! I hope she plans to just wear it around town. It's too terrific to wear only once.

    We made our guy, Gus, into an asparaGus. It was cuter than I could handle. :)

    http://lifewithacinnamongirl.blogspot.com/2011/11/to-market-we-go.html

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  36. Your girls looks adorable (of course!) I <3 handmade costumes!! Nice job! Here's a link to our Halloween: http://www.moomama.com/2011/11/halloween-2011.html

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  37. <-- hands over all the candy, and is died from the cute. great job!

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  38. Hope's costume is SO great! You're awesome. Your girls are both just too cute. <3 My boyfriend and I dressed up as Tenacious D this year and not many people knew who we were..haha

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  39. When I have kids, I'm just going to send them to you every morning to get styled. Your girls are always sweetly dressed and smiling. Happy Halloween!!

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  40. I love how much fun Hope is having with her baton! Both costumes are so cute and so well done. You really can't beat handmade costumes, especially for kids. My mom used to make all of ours growing up, so much more room for imagination!

    I had a lot of fun with my costume this year, for the first time in years: http://www.sanguiknitie.com/2011/10/31/its-halloween/

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  41. thanks for the idea for my costume again!! And again, the girls' costumes are precious

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  42. I already said this on instagram... but, LOVE those costumes. So fun.

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  43. Aww,they're so cute! Yes,a tutorial for the hat would be cool! :)

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  44. omgosh her costume kills me, absolutely amazing!!!!
    and poesy's is adorable too!!
    haha here's my halloween post: http://icedgrandesoylatte.blogspot.com/2011/10/pumpkins-just-wanna-have-fun.html

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  45. Im dying over Pos costume like dead! So great. And Hopes is amazing too. I cant believe the hat is made from a cereal box thats awesome!

    Here is our Halloween
    http://mikeyashley.blogspot.com/2011/11/happy-halloween.html

    and this is what we wore to an adult party!
    http://skunkboycreatures.blogspot.com/2011/11/halloween-post.html

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  46. you can show as many photos of your darling daughters as much as you want. excellent costumes you created katie. they look outstanding!

    here are my blog posts on costumes.
    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/2011/11/on-halloween-night.html

    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/2011/11/trick-or-treat-costumes-round-suburbs.html

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  47. a turtle costume on a crawling baby is brilliant.

    loved looking at all of the photos!

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  48. Love all of the pictures! What an adorable halloween! :)

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  49. Hope's costume is TOO CUTE! So adorable, like, it's amazing I WANT IT. Great job <3

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  50. Love Hope's costume (and Poesy too) - but wow - way to go putting that costume together. :)

    Here are hubs and I as Mary Poppins and Bert! Happy Halloween!
    http://themarks365days.blogspot.com/2011/10/292365.html

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  51. Hope seriously has the best costume I have ever seen in my life!

    Poe is just adorable :-) love the yawning pic

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  52. check out me and my baby on halloween! we're zombeeeee's!

    http://sashagoldstyleblog.blogspot.com/

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  53. You are amazing! Love BOTH of their costumes. I was a band nerd, so definitely have a soft spot for that awesome majorette. :)

    Just posted our Halloween, which included a RAGDOLL wig made from YOUR TUTORIAL! Thanks for the inspiration miss!

    http://calikatrina.blogspot.com/2011/11/candy-ghost-bear-oh-my.html

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  54. This post made me so incredibly happy. Your girls are such little dolls.

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  55. Found your blog via Smile and Wave, wow the Marching girl costume is amazing, I love the boots and your little turtle is too sweet
    here was our halloween on the other side of the world
    http://2girls1orca1pukeko.blogspot.com/2011/10/trick-or-treat.html

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  56. The Majorette costume is AMAZING. By "Cereal Box" - did you mean a rounded one? Well done!

    Mine was mostly makeup this year (3 costumes!) - and some friends - there's me, the cheshire cat, Maleficent, Mr.T, a Zombie (me again), and Mrs. Frankenstein (me as well).

    http://kerri-gilpin.blogspot.com/2011/11/halloween-2011.html

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  57. hope's costume is so perfect! and you can tell she is loving it from the pictures. that hat! i would love to wear that costume myself.
    here is my halloween post: http://raesock.blogspot.com/2011/11/halloween.html
    i went as a witch, it was kind of last minute but it turned out pretty cute.

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  58. I love turtle baby :) So sweet !!!

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  59. You are the best Mom ever - both of their costumes are so adorable. Hope is one rockin' majorette!

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  60. you seriously did an amazing job!! love the costumes, especially hopes!
    -kellie

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  61. i am blown away, katie! like, seriously.. can you be MY mom??

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  62. Hope costume is great!
    Here were our kids:
    http://sparrows-and-arrows.blogspot.com/2011/11/trick-or-treat.html

    and the grown ups :)]
    http://sparrows-and-arrows.blogspot.com/2011/11/hogwarts-reunion.html

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  63. I love this costume! So so cute! I hope to be one of those moms who can make my kids Halloween costumes every year and we will both still enjoy the process. Ha! Here is my daughters from this year, one of my favorite things I've ever made.

    http://pinksuedeshoe.com/2011/11/02/strawberry-shortcake-costume/

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  64. Your family is absolutely adorable! And Hope makes the prettiest majorette ever :)

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  65. AWWWWWWW! How cute! The turtle is adorable Katie.

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