Halloween Costumes!!!

Kelly Panacci Mat PadGot some Halloween running around done today. While we were at Michael’s this morning we found a cute little Halloween themed Mat Pad (see right) for $1.99. Been seeing a lot of craft paper chains in Pinterest lately and decided it would be a super fun project for Will Haven. Worked out pretty well I think, he sure loves playing with glue sticks!

Here is our finished product which now resides over our front door. (sticky fingers not shown.)

Paper Chain Making

So, I got lazy with Helo’s costume, but only because WH decided that he wanted his baby brother to be a pumpkin and he saw a Pumpkin costume on an outing to Costco last week, so it was decided and we bought it. The end.

On the bright side, one down, only one to go. While I absolutely LOVE making these guys costumes, I’ll admit that I tend to get overwhelmed with all the things I have to do and how little time I have in which to do it!

So, that brings us to WH’s costume… Can you guess what it’s going to be?? Hint: It’s not a cow.

Cow Print

For me, we’ll see what I can scrape together at the last minute, as usual. I bought some face paint on my lunch break today. I’m think a mime…..or maybe I’ll just do sugar skull makeup. Speaking of which….I wonder who all is going to the Petaluma Dia de los Muertos event this weekend. Lots of fun is sure to be had!

Baby Shower Gifts

So this past weekend was the baby shower for my brother’s new baby! I would have gotten around to this post before I left, but I was too busy trying to finish these up!!

I found all patterns on Ravelry.com.  I even learned how to crochet for this blanket pattern because it is just so darn cute!!!

Here are the patterns. You need a ravelry account to view them.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiramisu-baby-blanket

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-pom-earflap-baby-hat

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elefante

I also packed them up in these badass little suitcases, which, I imagine, will double up as adorable storage in the baby’s room!

I think they liked them…I’ve only encountered a few people who don’t appreciate hand-made things. Hope they get lots of use!!!