Friday, 8 March 2013

adding to the dressing up box


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As many of you (mums!) know, it was World Book Day yesterday and the kids at school got to dress up as their favourite characters. My son chose a dinosaur from a story he loves and of course my eldest daughter wanted the same (oh my, I will have to be making 3 of everything soon enough!! Those of you that already do have my respect!!). Here are the two dinosaur tails I made using Jessica's fabulous tutorial:



I let the kids pick the fabrics - he went pretty neutral and cleverly coordinated with his dinosaur hoody (seriously HE chose them, the boy has style!!) and she picked a prettier vintage sheet :)
They very much LOVE them!

Probably not the most practical costume for school in reality, although his teacher did say she was amused seeing how many kids he bumped with his tail!



They have also been asking for pirate eye patches, after playing pirates at a friend's house. Well I'm skint and do not want to trawl the shops for such things so I made them. A quick sketch of a skull and crossbones, a bit of back stitch on some felt, more felt to cover the back and hide the knot of the elastic, crude rustic blanket stitch round the edges = two happy pirates!




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31 comments:

  1. You are incredible. Do you ever sleep?

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  2. Oh, how cute! I think I have to steal this idea for my little troublemakers. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Oh, those are awesome, Lucy! If my granddaughter sees them, I'm in trouble..... she'd want one of each! Whoop whoop!!

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  4. I thought my dressing up making was over until my eldest insisted that she did indeed want the pirate costume on her Christmas list! She is 19!

    Happy days!

    I can imagine you as pirate chief with an eye mask with double skulls on!

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  5. You're so awesome to whip these up while you have a tiny one in the house! I love the tails!

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  6. Fabulous! I have to make a tail for Silas!!

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  7. Awesome dino tales!! I want one for me!! Can't you just imagine wandering around the neighbourhood as a dinosaur family??? Ok. I know I'm crazy. Maybe one to wear around the house when no one is watching anyway.
    Glad your littlest enjoyed book day!
    E xx

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  8. Fabulous dino tails and pirate eye patches, well done Lucy. :)

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  9. Awww, they are so cute in those fantastic tails!

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  10. How cute are your kids in those tails. Super Sweet.

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  11. I think my son may have to come and live with you ;) He's a dinosaur and pirate mad boy - LOVE the eye patch!

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  12. Lol, love them! There was a very funny article on World Book Day on the BBC News Magazine pages the other day :oD

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  13. these turned out so great! Love the use of prints.

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  14. These are wonderful! I so miss making Easter bonnets and fancy dress and sewing fairy costumes past midnight on Christmas Eve!

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  15. How very creative you are--you have some super cute dinosaurs living at your house. Kidosaurus rex? And I always love learning new Brit words--skint.

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  16. Those tails are amazing, you clever thing! I so need to make Felix one :)

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  17. Love them! Your kidlets are so lucky to have you, Lucy!

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  18. These dinosaur tails look fabulous - my daughter used to have a green one from the Wiggles "Dorothy the Dinosuar" which she loved!

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  19. I have a 6yr old that would kill for the dino tale and pirate eye patch, they are fab! Love them x

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  20. Ha I love both projects will so have to check out the dinosaur tale tutorial.

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  21. Haha, I just took Eloise to the charity shop for hers, but then I do have a vintage sheet that has t be turned into a Victorian dress for her by Tuesday for their class topic day, so I reckon I was allowed to dip out of book day!

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  22. OMG you're the cutest mama I've ever met. I wish I had a dino tail!

    Loved your book review...just didn't want to say so in a comment on that post and mess up your draw :)

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  23. Hope you don't mind, but I've pinned the pirate eye patches... a brilliant idea. I'm not surprised the kids loved the dinosaur tails. I know some little people that would love them, too, but they just might have to settle for pirate eye patches.

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  24. Naw your such a good Mum! My daughters class celebrated World Literacy Day on Tuesday with a heroes and villains theme and I had no notice or time to make anything! Luckily a friend had a Dracula cape Amelia borrowed. Working 4 days a week plus three kids makes it so hard to do these sorts of mummy things. I did love the five years I got to spend at home with them!

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  25. Oh my gosh. This is too much fun! I love your crafty ways.

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