Monday, November 5, 2012

My Little Owl : :

This was the scene last Friday after school when my little girl came home to find that her owl costume was finally finished!

My Little Owl

Since I have been so busy packing and not feeling well, when it was announced that our local Trick or Treating would be postponed several days because of Hurricane Sandy, I decided to take advantage of those extra days. I was thrilled and relieved when the costume started coming together just as I had planned! And even more, that she LOVES it!!

My Little Owl

My daughter picked out all the colors that make up her costume. We used a little of my new Floressence Trellis Tulip in a very bright pink for the bodice and lots of Pure Elements, felt, and fabric scraps for all those colorful feathers. My owl wings are similar to these that I've seen on Prudent Baby and a few other blogs, but I didn't follow a specific tutorial. I used one of my daughter's dresses to measure the length from thumb to thumb, used brown felt for the wing structure, and planned for them to tie on with the dress, rather than around the neck. The owl headband is made the same way I make my Birthday Crowns, which she wanted instead of a mask so she could get her face painted.

My Little Owl

Here's a blurry, but good look at the back, with her brothers -- an Army Ranger and a very happy Gothic character!

I wasn't sure I could compete with last year's Little Red costume, which was so fun for me to make! But having her input and for this one turn out just as she wanted, was even better! I am a little bummed that I didn't get as great of pictures as last year, but the weather went from being dark and rainy, to really cold. I'm certain I'll see lots more of this costume throughout the year, so that's alright.

My Little Owl

It's packed away now with her other dress-up play things, or I would have taken a few more photos to share this morning. Right now we are waiting to hear when we can officially close and begin to move into our first home. We had thought that would be this week and weekend, but that's not going to happen. Hopefully it will be soon before the snow comes!! Wish us luck and have a great Monday!
Maureen

p.s. I'll add a few extra photos to my flickr, for those of you who might be interested in making something similar yourself!

42 comments:

Kristan said...

Aw, this is so cute! She looks so happy, which is exactly the point. Great job Momma!

Laura said...

Absolutely Adorable!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

She sure is one little cutie!

Jennifer said...

She is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! I love the costume...wonder if my 16 year old would wear that next year!

Sarah said...

This is SO, SO cute!! =D Sorry about the move being postponed, that has to be frustrating!!

Melissa Loves Color said...

I love it, Maureen! That's one happy (and adorable) owl! Good luck on the move!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I think something like this -- http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/10/tricks-treats-lady-bird-owl-costume-diy-by-chelsea.html

with wings and a headpiece would be SO cute for a older child, adult costume!! I should have made one for myself!! :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you!! It kind of is, since we are just waiting on the seller's to move out. It was all just a misunderstanding, so no one is at fault. We are just SO ready!!! :)

Pieces to Love said...

She is a beautiful owl.

Jan said...

How sweet can you get? You are one lucky little girl to have such a talented mommy. I love it. Wish mine were little again. heheh

kristin said...

oh how cute is she?! love that you made the feathered dress to go with the wings - that type of wing is amazing but the costume always seems a bit plain from the front. great fix! love her owl crown too. smart girl keeping her face clear for face paint!

♥Duff said...

GAH! Adorable! HOmemade costumes are the best!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Simply adorable. That is one costume I am sure she will remember for a long long time :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That is just brilliant!! I love the feathers and the owl crown is fabulous :) Great pumpkins too x

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Maureen it is just adorable!! Your daughter looked precious too and I bet she'll wear it lots and lots. Looks comfy and fun. I would love to make one for my daughter too but might have to make a Pocahontas dress first. :) hope you get good news about the closing very soon!

Green said...

I love this costume. My almost three-year-old daughter wants to be a bird for Halloween next year. I will explore further how you made this and borrow some of your ideas. Thank you for posting this!

lilndmama said...

Oh I love it! She is so cute in her costume. :)

Karen Diebolt said...

Very Cute

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is cute!!

mherath said...

Very cute orginal costume. Hope your move is pretty uneventful and happens SOON. In almost 50 years of marriage this is the 13th place we've lived. Move is a four letter word but worth it to get in your own house.

pasqueflower said...

What an adorable costume! And what an adorable daughter :-).

Karina said...

So cute! One day I'll make an owl costume for my daughter - right now it's one of the only words she can say! :)

Jacey said...

I LOVE this. So cute!! She is adorable as an owl! xoxo

Little Dotty Bird said...

wow! that is sooo gorgeous..my little girl loves to be an Owl too...the costume looks amazing,such a great design. :)

arajane said...

oh my goodness, she is the cutest owl ever. and she looks just like you. adorable!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Very cute and happy owl! I bet she'll play dress up just 'cause for a long time after Halloween!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

M, that is just an adorable costume (and child, of course :)

Hope you are feeling better, fingers crossed for the move date :)

Have a lovely evening, cheers, T. :)

Val said...

The owl costume looks fabulous. I can see in your daughters face that she just loves it.

Angela said...

just darling! and I think your pictures are great. What a beautiful smile she has!

Anna said...

adorable...and she has got your smile!

Carla Miller said...

This turned out amazing Maureen! She looks so happy in her owl costume!!

CitricSugar said...

Uhm, yeah, that's about the cutest thing I've seen all week!

Congrats on your BQF nom, too!

Helen L said...

So sweet!! You did a great job, and the best payoff is how happy she is!!

Jannell said...

It must have been an owl-y Halloween. My 10 year old was one too-but a snowy owl. See her homemade costume on my blog if you wish. http://artteajannell.blogspot.com/2012/10/white-owl.html

Jannell

Lisa said...

Awesome costume - and an adorable (and obviously tickled about her costume!) daughter. Hope she had lots of fun on Halloween!

Colleen said...

costume is adorable as well as your daughter. She makes a great looking owl

marigoula said...

both your daughter and her costume are so sweat.....

Hannah said...

ADORABLE!!!

Yunkabu said...

i love this costume !

Tamie said...

This is so cute. What a talented mom she has. Take advantage of the extra days and keep packing.

Annette said...

Oh my goodness, Maureen!!! How cool is that! You're the best Mom!

**nicke... said...

love her! love you! feel better! you are in my thoughts my dear friend! xoxo