Saturday, October 15, 2011

the Wallace jazz trio

My son asked to be a jazz trumpet player for Halloween. Knowing that it would create a riot for one of them to get a toy instrument and not all three, and since the other two had not expressed strong costume preferences, we're making it a trio!
I made Hazel's little flapper dress with this tutorial. It was super easy, and I LOVE it!! She likes it too, since it's sparkly and purple. I mean, what's not to like about that when you're three years old?!

The boys have shirts with faux (appliqued) neck ties, and they'll wear black pants. I've been trying to talk myself out of getting them these hats at The Children's Place, to avoid spending more money on these costumes, but I'm pretty sure they need them. :p

The only decision left (besides the yes/no on hats for the boys) is what sort of hair accessory to do for Hazel. I waver between a flapper-ish headband with a feather or crocheting a flapper beanie. Thoughts?

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Hazel's hat is finished! She chose the color scheme, and honestly, I'm not a huge fan. The pattern is adorable, though. I used this one, but changed the ears to pom poms. I did the ears the pattern called for at first and thought the owl looked too serious. He needed some levity!

She likes it!

Monday, October 03, 2011

spiky dino

Charlie's winter hat is finished!

Here he is, modeling it as he watches Jono play Angry Birds with Grammy. I found out, after I finished it, that it looks eerily like a character from Yo Gabba Gabba, a preschool show we have never watched. Oh well, I just intended to make a striped dinosaur.

I used this pattern, which worked up beautifully. I made the 3-10 year old size, and it's a little big, but that's perfectly fine with me, since he can wear it for several years.

Thanks for looking!