Crafty (& Handy) Holidays Parenting

Happy Halloween from Olivia

Eleanor loves Olivia, so we dressed her as her porcine heroine for Halloween this year.

Eleanor’s pig nose was drawn on with liquid eyeliner, which held up surprisingly well. I made the ears with fleece, wire, and a headband, and I sewed the sailor collar to go over her store-bought dress. The collar even has stars on the back (drawn on with a marker) for authenticity.

We hope you had as great a Halloween as we did!

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    November 1, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Adorable! Homemade costumes from book characters are the absolute best.

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    November 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Love it!!

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    November 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    What a cutie pie!

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    November 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Absolutely the sweetest costume I’ve seen…

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    November 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    That’s so cute.

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    Olivia @ Swan White Curtain
    November 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    That is easily the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! What a creative costume. :o)

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    November 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Okay, I just have to say once again how inspiring this is! I love that you not only gave your daughter an artful and unique costume, but it was based on a book character and not a t.v. character! Seriously, I hope I’m able to do as many fun, loving, and unique things for my kids as you do for yours (when I have them, someday, a long time from now. LOL.)

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    Miss B
    November 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I saw these on Flickr, they are perfection! What a fabulous costume idea and I can not believe that she is big enough to go trick or treating, she is growing so fast before our eyes!

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    November 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    She is absolutely adorable…and what a super idea for a costume!

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    November 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Ian Falconer would be proud. LOVE it.


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    November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Girl’s Gone Child did the same for her daughter. I opened them both up today over lunch and was all….hmmmm, Olivia must be popular this year. MUST get my girls some Olivia books!

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    November 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Aww, she’s darling!

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    November 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Oh my…. simply cute! I love the dress

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    November 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Oh, my gosh, cuteness just oozed out of my computer and all over the room! Absolutely adorable!

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    November 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Ok, this might be the cutest costume ever! I loved Olivia when I was little.

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    Savvy in San Francisco
    November 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    OMG! She is adorable! I love her outfit! Precious!

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    November 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    So cute!

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    November 1, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    oh my gosh, that is the cutest idea for a costume! Olivia is such a huge hit with kids these days. i’m a kindergarten teacher, and my students are OBSESSED with the olivia books. have you read the haunted house one? it’s adorable!

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    November 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Love it! She is adorable and I love Olivia too!

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    November 1, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Love the Olivia costume! You did a great job…very authentic! And she is darling too!

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    November 1, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    This is just excellent!!!

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    November 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Truly adorable. I am completely stealing this idea for my daughter next year. Love it!

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    November 1, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Love it!

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    November 2, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Really adorable little girl!

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    November 2, 2010 at 8:11 am

    she’s so gorgeous nic!!!!! you did such a good job!

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    November 2, 2010 at 9:28 am

    adorable!! her and her costume!

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    November 2, 2010 at 9:39 am

    So adorable! I have to say, her dress looks so much cuter in your pictures than it does at gap’s site online, too.

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    julie @ shorts and longs
    November 2, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Cutest costume EVER!

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    November 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

    You couldn’t have done that costume better! Or cuter! So jealous.

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    November 2, 2010 at 11:05 am

    So so very cute.

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    November 2, 2010 at 11:16 am

    What an adorable costume! We tried to do Olivia, too, but our 2 year old refused:-). Eleanor looks amazing as Olivia, though!!

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    November 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    This is pretty much the cutest costume ever! Love the ears, she wears it well.

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    November 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    very sweet!

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    November 2, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    My daughter was Olivia when she was two! So cute…

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    November 2, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    love the costume! wish i was as crafty for my daughter!

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    November 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Omg this is the cutest outfit on earth!

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    suzanne cabrera
    November 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    What a doll!!!!!! Love the expression in the last picture. Priceless!

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    November 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    The most adorable costume of the year!

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    Katrina Babic
    November 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Fabulous! Adorable!

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    November 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    That is the most adorable I have seen in my whole life! <3
    You are the luckiest!


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    November 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I really think this is the cutest, most original kids costume I have seen this year.

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    Lindzie H
    November 4, 2010 at 9:52 am

    We love Olivia! Nice job!

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    November 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

    that last photo is awesome!

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    November 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    this is brilliant!

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    November 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    This is so adorable!

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    November 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    She is so adorable and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this costume…you are genius…as always :)

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    November 6, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    We are big Olivia fans at our house, so I LOVE Eleanor’s costume! It is fantastic!!!

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    November 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    * How darling *

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    November 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    omg. the cutest. ever. i love olivia too but have never seen her looking quite so precious! good work!

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