Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What's wrong with this picture?

I found some great new reusable shopping bags at the entry of the grocery today, so I picked up 5 of them. I've had a couple of nylon ones for awhile now, which are nice, but they run $5-7 a piece, and these new ones were $.99 each. I'm really happy to have the option now in my tiny burg. Since I was only picking up a few things, I only needed one of the bags. I had the kids and a gallon of milk plus the groceries to deal with, so the checker bagged the extra bags for me. I almost told her to take the plastic bag back and just let me carry the others (or let Rapunzel carry them), but the sight was so funny, I just let it ride.

Is it sad that my first thought was "I cannot wait to put this in the blog"??

In bigger news, I finished the girl's Halloween costume. last night. That's like 12 hours to spare! See? proof positive that I am not a procrastinator (a fibber, though, I seem to be). I made the flannel dress, hat, and hair, and my mama made the satin shrug and overskirt. I'm particularly proud of the wig. It started out a crocheted beanie, then I latch-hooked 100 pieces of "hair" to it. It is my very first successful attempt at crochet, as well as my triumphant return to latch hooking, a skill which I mastered as a kid, then laid to the side until now. Thank goodness I made all those odd rug kits in the 1970's, eh?

There are more pictures here. And of course at Ravelry.

My mama made the "Dooperman" costume. The boy is in love. He's worn it nearly every day since he got it last week.


  1. They are adorable! Great job on the hair.

    And, I so would have blogged that picture too.

  2. I love the Rapunzel idea - I will have to keep that in mind for next year for my daughter.

  3. At my store they put the groceries in plastic bags and THEN put them in the reusables. :oP
    Awesome costumes! You've got some lucky kidlets!

  4. I'd like to turn back the clock and steal your ideas! We had Halloween princesses, birthday princesses -- but nothing as great as that long braid. You are one crafty mama!

  5. No no no, that can NOT be the kids! Oh my gosh they are getting so big! And I tagged ya for a meme. HAHA

  6. I am so impressed by those costumes!!