Thursday, October 28, 2010

Squaaawk..Trick or Treat!

Introducing Polly...
The Amazing SQUAAAAWKING Parrot

After last years mermaid request,
I have to admit I was a little apprehensive to ask this year!
So of course, we just happened to be standing near a Parrot at the time!
Next year I'm going to have to time that question Very carefully!

Fortunately I learned my lesson..
Delegation is key!

It started with these gorgeous mermaid pants
that our dear friend Mz Luckey made for her daughter...

photo taken by Mz. Luckey

Jax was over the moon about them and HAD to have a pair!

Ummmm sorry Kid...this Mamma don't knit!
"That's okay...Nana Knits!"
Well aren't you clever...
Here...you phone her! hehe

So armed with encouragement and tips from Mz. Luckey
A free pattern from Knitty.com for Emma's unmentionables...
and a wee voice in her mind...
"Knit, Nana Knit!"

Nana did indeed knit up a storm
and posted them across the pond in record time!
"Thanks Nana...You're the Bestest Ever!"
Seriously...she doesn't want to take them off..
They swish!

Next came the headgear...
whilst cruising my usual crafty links
I checked in on my favorite swapping site, We-Swap
And what did I find!!!... this perfect mask from Artisan Maskers!
Oh yes please..pick me pick me!
And she did!
YAY!!!


I had first thought we would go as parrots together
and keep the mask for myself,
However, when it arrived in all it's glory
I was well impressed by how sturdy and well made it was.
It will definitely stand up to my little squawker.
And let's face it...My butt won't look as good in knit pants!

Mission Delegation

success
All that was left for me to do was make feathers...
Lot's and lot's of feathers!


Happy Halloween Everyone
Have a Safe and Fun Weekend!

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11 comments:

Megan said...

I love everything about it! It's so refreshing to see unique ideas for costumes...such a far cry from a Disney princess is a parrot! Whoever chose the color for the plumage did a great job.

YaYa said...

She looks amazing, what an incredible job you did. Do me a favor, could you send me a pic of JoJo in her mermaid costume from last year, and a pic of her in her parrot costume. Going on my fridge. Kisses, Hugs, and Misses.

amanda j said...

Hooray! She looks fantastic! Way to be a seamstress! I'm glad that she gets to use the mask--you'll have to let me know how it holds up, and how she feels about keeping it on for any length of time... My daughter, Isabel, is forced to try on a lot of masks to see if they're comfortable, but doesn't actually have to wear them. It's exciting to see the whole ensemble together--great job!

Amanda said...

I love it! What an absolutely adorable costume! I am waiting for the day when my little one chooses something besides a Disney character.

Jami said...

I cannot believe you made this. It is SOOOOO adorable! I love the colors, the feathers, the pants... Oh my goodness. Great job! Thanks for linking up and Happy Halloween!
xo
-Jami

Sarah said...

Seriously the cutest parrot ever! Love the way the whole ensemble turned out!!! I'm so excited the you have an Etsy shop now, too! Yay!

Kerry L said...

Thanks for the doff of the hat!! Your mom is a superstar to have knit those pants up so quickly. Makes me feel VERY slow. Love love love the costume!! Beautiful!

Kristina said...

Wow! So, so adding your store to my faves! And this costume is kickin' awesome!
Kristina J.

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

Oh my goodness....this is such a cute costume. I've never seen one like this! Gorgeous!!

Jami said...

I featured you this week! Stop by and pick up a button if you'd like one. :)

Felicity said...

This costume is truly awesome!
I'm following from the Etsy forum. I would love it if you followed back. : )

-Felicity
http://felicitylingle.blogspot.com

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