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Happy Halloween!

Since Emily was very small, she has been begging me to make her Halloween costumes. And of course this year was no different! This year she wanted to be a devil, but a girly one. So we bought a pattern and some fabric…

And I sewed (notice the champagne? I find that very helpful as I DETEST sewing)…

And she became this:

And Tom did his magic to create his annual masterpiece. Emily chooses his subject every year. Usually it has something to do with her costume, but this year instead she chose to commemorate the newest addition to our family, our conure, Rory. (And instead Emily made HER pumpkin relate to her costume!)

Notice the little taskmaster sitting on his shoulder observing the progress?

It became especially apparent this year that I have absolutely NO skill at pumpkin carving, so I didn’t even bother to take a photo of mine. I’d much prefer to let the outstanding telents of my husband and daughter represent our family here!

  • Kelly - October 31, 2011 - 3:29 pm

    I wish I was creative and could sew. Great job. I love her outfit.ReplyCancel

  • Alisa Ikeda - October 31, 2011 - 3:33 pm

    Whoa, you do REAL sewing–with a pattern and all! It would require a LOT more than a champagne flute for me to conquer that skill! Great job! And stunning pumpkins, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - October 31, 2011 - 11:21 pm

    What a wonderful Halloween! I love the second.eye/mask shot! And your family’s pumpkin carving skills are out of this world!ReplyCancel

  • angela king - November 1, 2011 - 5:49 am

    omg. such talent in your family! that mask/eye pic….ahhhhhmazing. great job on the costume!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy K. - November 1, 2011 - 9:07 am

    WOw, Jessica! I don’t know what is more impressive, your handmade costume, your pictures or your husbands pumpkin! I’m impressed! Love the two shots of M with the mask! Tell M, Valeria says hello! She’s standing right next to me looking at the pictures 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - November 2, 2011 - 11:33 am

    Um WOW! First of all, I’m so impressed with your sewing skills! Great job on the costume! Love the color shot of her in the mask cropped halfway through the face… very artistic. And your husband! Holy cow, that is a gorgeous carving… it’s art!ReplyCancel

  • Satakieli - November 2, 2011 - 11:38 am

    Um, wow… what an incredible costume first of all… and gorgeous photos! And secondly, what awesome pumpkins!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - November 2, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    For hating to sew, you sure got skills! :). I absolutely LOVE the mask pictures. They’re beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • melo - November 3, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    First…I am super jealous of your sewing skills. And she is a beautiful devil!

    Second…My parents have a green cheek conure named Sammy who is going on 14….he looks just like your guy! They are such fun birds. I can’t wait to see what pictures you get of him!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Sheehan - November 4, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    Oh wow…. I’m so impressed that you made her costume!! Gorgeous job on that. LOVE the shots of her eye in the mask …. especially the B&W one…. gorgeous!ReplyCancel