Houston we have baby boots

After a fruitless attempt to find some cool toddler boots for Will Haven’s Halloween costum/general wardrobe, I finally decided to make some boot covers to go over his Vans. Here are the results.

I did a lot of guessing and a fair amount of tweaking to get them to look the way I wanted, but I think they turned out decent for my first, and likely final attempt.

To complete the costume, I also made a robe, leather belt and bracers, and scored a double ended light saber, a la Darth Maul, to give us “Darth Haven”.  I’ll post a pic of the complete costume after the Halloween festivities subside.


Anna & Natalya

Anna Karenina

Vivien Leigh as Anna Karenina

Got to watching Anna Karenina last night as I got started on my Natalya gloves. I’d like to read the novel sometime, but as it stands, I can’t even remember the last time I finished reading any book.

So…I’ve decided to make these gloves considering the insanely low temperatures in the building where I work. Space heater works great for my legs, but doesn’t do much for my little arms!
Pattern is here: Natalya Gauntlets


Natalya Gauntlets


Which way now?

Navigating the hay maze.

We took a trip to the pumpkin patch last weekend. We were pleased that it wasn’t nearly as busy as the Adobe one where the kids were all jumping back and forth across the maze making it impossible to enjoy. Will didn’t like to touch the hay; Notice his tucked arms. 😛

I'll Take It

I'll Take It

Will found what he was looking for and we made our way home. We still haven’t carved the pumkins yet, and now that the weather is cooling down it may not even happen. But we’re all ready for Halloween none the less! Just a few more days!