maya mori

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halloween 2012 – the girls

frankie asked to be a flower fairy for halloween and also decided that coco should be a ‘mini fairy’. i made frankie’s costume and scored a brand new tinkerbell costume for coco on craigslist for $5…3 out of 4 homemade costumes is pretty good!

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halloween 2012 – the boys

finished the costumes for the boys last night. aidan is dr.horrible again…sporting the red costume this time. I used an adult button down shirt to sew his lab coat and we ordered goggles off of ebay.

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Ethan asked me to make him a “gentleman of science/steampunk” costume. We ordered the goggles and I made the vest & cape. Everything else we had in our house.

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the flower fairy

participating in the kcwc a few weeks ago inspired me to keep sewing! my daughter really loves a book she received from her nana, flower fairies of the winter, and asked to be a flower fairy for halloween.

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i used the emma modkid pattern and various fabrics & notions i had already. i used a bright green silk dupioni for the bodice and added vintage lace & buttons. the petals/leaves on the shirt are soft green voile and the petals for the skirt are alternating pink voile & a light white seersucker.

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frankie loves her costume! now, i’m ready to tackle aidan’s red dr. horrible costume and ethan’s steampunk striped vest.

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autumn

i absolutely love going to kruger’s farm on sauvie island. we often go in the summer months to wander about, pick (and eat) berries and languish under the giant old oak tree.

our annual trip in the fall to the pumpkin patch has become a tradition our entire family looks forward to. this year was coco’s first time. we rode the hayride out to the patch, picked out our favorite pumpkins, explored the giant corn maze, ate homemade corn dogs, wood fired pizza, roasted ears of corn and delicious caramel apples! micah and i enjoyed some pints by captured by porches too. we were ready for a thunderstorm at any moment, but it waited until later that night. all in all, it was a perfect family day, complete with wild flowers, live bluegrass and sunshine!

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Day 5

The hardest part of this challenge for me is keeping up with the posting! On Friday, Day 5 of KCWC, I finished a chartreuse linen bubble skirt for Frankie. It is lisette pattern 0410. The trim matches the ruffled bird shirt. I love it! There was no school on Friday, so it was tough to squeeze an hour of sewing in. My older boys were super helpful with the baby and in addition to this skirt, we managed to get homework, games and music practice in too. Frankie wasn’t that helpful, but she sure looks cute in her new outfit!

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Creative Therapy…Day 4

I was really excited to sew this shirt together for Day 4 of KCWC. I’ve had this brown & pink bird fabric forever and it turned out really well. I used lisette pattern 0410 and used the last ten minutes of my hour to cut out the matching skirt. (my project to complete Friday) Frankie wouldn’t let me take her picture…she only wanted to wear a dress today! I’ll get a picture of her in the complete outfit on Friday.

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Creative Therapy…Day 2 and Day 3

After cutting out so many cute things on Day 1, I was really excited to start sewing. Unfortunately, I woke up on Tuesday really, really sick. Working that day was painful, slow and unproductive. Luckily, I felt a bit better on Wednesday and finished the first two dresses. The Frida pattern by Modkid is adorable and came together really easily. Frankie loves them both, but prefers the butterfly!

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