Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween (for those of you who celebrate it of course). We don't really, but with DH being from the good ol' USofA and all, I think he kind of misses it. Esp now that the boys are getting to the ages where he'd normally be dressing them up and taking them out trick or treating. We do get a few trick or treaters around here, but sadly most of them don't even make the effort to dress up, they just come around with bags and expect lollies. Anyone not dressed up this year is getting nothing from this house!

Anyway, that's not what this post is about. L's school has a casual day today, and being Halloween they decided to have an "All Things Scary" theme. L originally wanted to be a pirate, and knowing his penchant for dressing up (he doesn't have one) and the fact that the pirate costume we do have, (a) he's refused to wear for the original purpose we bought it for back when we bought it, (b) is slightly feminine IMO and (c) probably likely to not even make it past the first morning bell, or even be put on at all, I decided to talk him into something else.

This is what I came up with:

I knit the spiders with some left-over yarn, drew on the spiderwebs with some fabric dye sticks, then sewed the spiders on to the tee last night. It looks pretty cool if I do say so myself. L was very excited. First thing he said this morning was "Where's my special t-shirt?" LOL

Some little &*&^%$ at school came up and told L that his tee wasn't that scary (in a not very nice manner :( ) but luckily L didn't seem too phased by it and one of the other mums standing near by assured him that it was quite scary LOL A couple of the kids turned up with quite scary, gruesome looking masks on, which IMO was a bit much - werewolves, some weird squid-like thing, and zombie type masks - which scared L's best friend (Batman) so much that he was standing in the corner hiding his face in his hat, and then when they tried to take a class photo, L wouldn't get in it and ended up in tears because of the scary masks! Hopefully he'll be ok for the rest of the day and we won't have nightmares tonight.

Have to make another tee today for M, who was a bit put-out this morning to discover that I hadn't made one for him.

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