Crafty (& Handy) Holidays

Getting Ready for Halloween

I’ll be doing a bit of crafting and sewing today, putting Eleanor’s Halloween costume together. I’m making it a little easier on myself this year compared to last — just pig ears and a sailor collar. I may be running out of time, but at least our front porch has been decorated (which you can vote for daily until Sunday). Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some fabric to buy.

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  • Kristin
    October 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Aaaahhh! I cannot wait to see the costume. My daughter is Olivia this year and I made her ears, as well.

  • Danielle
    October 28, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    O how cute! I love Olivia books! You always pick the cutest ideas for her!

  • christine
    October 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  • amy goodhouse
    October 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I find it really cute that you are always doing porch competitions when you are expecting :)

  • Two Lovely Spaces
    October 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Loving the pumpkins!

  • Fiona
    October 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Gotta love Olivia. Next up – Eloise!

  • Kara
    October 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I love the bucket with the cat face! Where did you get it?

    • Making it Lovely
      October 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      I picked up two on clearance at Pottery Barn last year after Halloween. I’ve been waiting to use them!

  • Zoe
    October 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I, too, am still sewing away finishing a toddler costume! My son is going to be a skeleton, so I am also taking a relatively low-effort project – just cutting out the bones from white fleece and sewing them onto black sweats. It’s coming out great! I’m envious of your decor, though!

  • YouCantCallitIT!
    October 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    DUDE! Beatrix is going as Olivia too. My mother slaved away knitting her dress and making her Olivia “hat”- can’t wait to compare pics Nicole! Great minds. :-)

    • Making it Lovely
      October 29, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      Yay! I can’t wait to see your Olivia too. :)

  • melissa
    October 28, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    ooooh! the olivia books are my favorite!! i owned them well before i had a baby

  • Timothy
    October 29, 2010 at 12:51 am

    You’ve got our vote. Seriously your Halloween decor is awesome!

  • Sofie from
    October 29, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Your porch looks really really creepy :-) Love it! Those black birds! Such a pity Haloween isn’t very much celebrated here in Belgium…

  • Kristín
    October 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Just voted for your front porch! I just have to say that of all the 4 projects yours have always been the coolest/nicests :)

  • Wendy
    October 29, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Hey Nicole — included you in my Halloween Decorating round up post today!!! Love all that you’ve done!!

  • Shelley @ Green Eggs & Hamlet
    October 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I LOOOOOOVE Olivia! Awesome costume idea for a little one. I may have to force my niece to be that next year (she’s a duck this year).

  • Suzie @ cupcake monkey
    October 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Those pumpkins look great!

    …and I always love your porches! You definitely have my vote!

  • Hannah Jade
    October 30, 2010 at 9:36 am

    oh wow, those pumpkins are incredible!

  • Nikki
    October 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Oh. My. Stars. Kristin, that costume is SO money! Fabulous job. Can’t wait to see Miss Eleanor’s. I collect childrens’ books, and adore this series, so when my wife and I got a 7-week-old Pug dog last month, we couldn’t reisit naming her Olivia… it was just too perfect. We’re trying to conceive (both females, takes a bit longer haha) right now, so maybe this time next year I’ll be making a kiddie-costume instead of a canine one… *giggling*