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Sorry I’ve been absent for so long. I mentioned an out-of-state job interview back in August, and the latest news is that I was offered and have accepted the position. In less than two weeks, we’re moving to Las Vegas. Yikes! It will be my first full-time job as an academic librarian, and my first foray back into the workplace since having Violet and Emmett. Needless to say, things have been extra busy around here as we prepare for the move. I’ve still been sewing and cooking some, but I just haven’t been making it a priority to take pictures and share any of it with you here.

I’m pretty excited about this Halloween costume, though, so I just had to share it.

I was going to skip Halloween altogether since we leave November 1, but I decided to go for it. Emmett can wear Violet’s pumpkin costume from last year, but we didn’t have anything for Violet. I was worried she might refuse to wear a costume after I’d put in a lot of work, so I made her a costume inspired by one of her two favorite stuffed animals – Hippo and Parrot.


I started seeing bird wings like this on the Internet in the months before last Halloween, and I contemplated making her an owl costume last year, but being 9 months pregnant made me less than festive.

I also threw together a quick mask using wool felt, and a green tee and orange leggings.

The tee shirt and pants are upcycled from some old t-shirts of my husband’s. The tee is from the Flashback Skinny Tee pattern from Made by Rae. Easy easy and so cute. I see a lot of these tees in our future, since I’m sick of gathered necklines and sleeves for Violet, and I don’t understand why all the boy tees are so boxy. For this one, I decided to do a blue cuff only on one arm, but I’m not sure yet whether the asymmetry looks deliberate or just weird.

Today she refused to put the mask over her eyes but was otherwise fairly accommodating. Here’s our little parrot:

Happy Halloween!


One Comment

  1. barbara

    What can I say other than ABSOLUTELY DARLING!

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