It’s amazing how we seem to jump straight to Christmas once the Halloween costumes have been packed away! I meant to post some photos from out trick or treat night…and I realize I’m not a week late with these…but here’s a few peeks at our little goblins.
First, Jack. He was Harry Potter.
Next, Connor. This kid is always so slow to make a decision on what to be. He wants the PERFECT character/costume and really agonizes over it. I finally asked him about the Headless Horseman (since he wanted something scary and all the outfits he was showing me were TOO scary and/or gross) and he loved that idea. So, we made this get-up out of an adult shirt, some mesh fabric, glue, cardboard “sholders”, some batting, and a plastic pumpkin for his “head”. He wanted a cape too, but it was too heavy for the faux shoulders. He got comments from everyone along the route. It was fun!
Next we had Minnie and Mickey Mouse.
Everyone had a great time and now I need to do a major candy purge. 4 kids-worth of trick or treating is a LOT of candy! Now… back to my title.. Nordic Holiday. It’s the new holiday/winter line from Basic Grey and I had so much fun using it yesterday. I love that they incorporated the navy and teal in there with the traditional red and green. Beautiful!
First I created this page about the snowman the kids built last December. It’s rare that we get enough snow to actually make a snowman with AND that it would stick around for more than a day, so this was a fun treat. I made a quilted look accent with a bunch of the different patterned papers and then added some chipboard embellishments.
And then on this next one, I used the felt ornaments that I just LOVE, along with some chipboard embellies. This one is pretty simple, but I love the look on Cate’s face as Santa is about to make her nose “glow” like Rudolph’s and I wanted to keep the focus on that.
And just like that… Christmas is around the corner!