Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm too excited to wait another SECOND

One of the things I am contractually obligated to do now that I am a SAHM in the suburbs is make Halloween costumes. Charlie wanted to be a fireman and I just didn't like any of the costumes I was able to find in stores, so I sucked it up and bought all the materials I needed to make his fireman suit. And then they sat in the Target, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby bags on the dining room table right next to my sewing machine for two weeks, taunting me and taking my procrastination ability to new levels.

Sunday night at nine I decided I just couldn't wait any longer. This was fun for Ryan because I am at my most patient and calm just before bedtime and I am like the John McEnroe of crafting. But with Turret's.

An hour in, I had re-threaded the machine three times, ripped out tangled bobbin threads more times than I can count, and possibly caused the neighbors to call 911 to report a domestic disturbance.

But the costume was coming together and, as it started to take shape, I started having fun and getting really excited about the finished product.

At eleven, I carefully packed everything back up so Charlie wouldn't see it and then went to bed. Yesterday after school I just couldn't take it anymore so I got the costume out and showed Charlie. Before I could even tell him what it was he shrieked "WOW! GOOD!!"

I put the finishing touches on last night and let Charlie try it on this morning. I had to bribe him with donuts to get him to take it off.

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I don't know who is more excited.

13 comments:

Dr. Maureen said...

SO CUTE!

Sarah said...

SO CUTE! Also John McEnroe of crafting is fantastic. YOU HAVE A SWEING MACHINE?????? I am seeing a new side of you-- very awesome :)

LL said...

That is awesome!! I'm very impressed with your skills - and the fact you have a sewing machine and know how to operate it. I'm a big believer in fabric glue and/or the seamstress at my local dry cleaner.

Alyssa said...

Love it!! Great job! I LOL'd about you being the John McEnroe of crafting!

Anonymous said...

I am sure I hear sirens calling this brave firefighter! Its is so great
GGMann

Rima said...

Wow! That costume is THE REAL DEAL!!!

bonbayel said...

It sounds like your adventures with the sewing machine are accompamied by about the same verbal stream that mine are. I recognize the broken threads, bobbins running out - and how about sewing the left sleeve into the right armhole...

I got to make lots and lots of tiny Barbie clothes. That was fun. You can make them for your niece!

AJU5's Mom said...

Okay, you have more skill than me. I have never made a shirt ont he sewing machine. I tend to stick to simple things like curtains and such!

Excellent job!

Kyla said...

Well done!

We buy costumes...I can't do anything that can't be accomplished with duct tape.

Anonymous said...

Becca...I'm so proud of you. Martha Stewart would be too!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of the actual day. Aunt Betsy

Andrea said...

LOVE IT! Aaahhh too cute.

ps- I hate bobbins with the fiery rage of a thousand suns.

Anonymous said...

How clever you are!! Your mother's girl---as far as sewing goes. Did you know that one day she made a cover for our day bed in Boothbay---it was beautiful---sitting on the floor.

Staci said...

WOW!!! I am soooooo impressed!!! Good luck topping that one next year! ;-)