Monday, October 18, 2010

Pretty Pink Pixie

Last night my amazingly crafty sister and sister-in-law came over to do some girly stuff.  We started out making some homemade chicken noodle soup.  YUM!  Then we worked on Halloween costumes for their daughters.  And while we were doing that, guess what my awesome husband was making...candied almonds.  I don't think you could get much better when it comes to a Sunday night!

My sister's daughter is being an adorable pink pixie.

Last weekend we went to Hobby Lobby to get the tulle and ribbon for the costume.
Let's just say that the selection was next to nothing more than a little picked over.
We wanted the tulle to be glittery, but they only had plain pink.
So we got creative
We took some fabric friendly glitter and some clear coat
Clear coat!
While my sister, Rebecca, sprayed, I sprinkled.
We also added some more glitter to the wings.

When the clear coat dried,
we added this cute bow
 because you can never have too much glitter!

And for her hair
a matching bow.
Kaitlyn is going to be the prettiest pixie ever!

And what did my sis-in-law work on?
Well, it all started with this headband:
My niece found these at the Halloween costume store
and decided she HAD to be a  bumble bee.
So, crafty Lindsay got to work...

So how do these
This shirt (sometimes blogger makes me want to pull my hair out!  Why won't it leave my pictures in the right direction???)
Some wings she bought years ago, covered in yellow and black flannel
And some black tulle

Become the Queen Bee?

Good question.
She looked for some black and yellow striped fabric.
No luck.  Not even black and white striped.
So she took some white fabric with black polka dots, and some yellow dye.
Turned out adorable.

So the costume isn't quite done yet, but I can't wait to seen the finished product!

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  1. So Cute!

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  2. How much fun, I love the costumes. You'll need to do a post on those sugared almonds, too, yum!

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    These little costumes are GORGEOUS!! you really have some talent. I am pregnant with my first little girl and am so excited for all the pink:)

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  7. Halloween costumes are so much fun~! Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!