Thursday, September 27, 2007

it's never too early to start thinkin Halloween


at least that's what i always say!
i'm sure you're thinking what kinda nut is she? rest assured the postcard won't phase my son at all. he knows i'm a little wacked LOL and he knows i love Halloween. It would be around this time of year - actually maybe mid to late August I'd start asking them what they wanted to be for Halloween. I actually miss making all those Halloween costumes. I had to be outta my mind when my son was 3 or 4 and i decided to sew my first costume. I hadn't sewn since I was 12 and I took a sewing class during the summer. And i jumped into making the most complicated costumer ever - a dinosaur. Spikes going from his head down to the end of the tale. Dinosaur gloves and shoe covers to boot. Amazing costume! I have to dig out that photo of him in it - that's another whole story in itself. But it was the beginning of many costumes to come. I have always loved Halloween and dressing up is just the best part. When i was stamping these legs (from Character Constructions - they're plain legs with the curly toed shoes - i embellished....) it made me start thinking Halloween. I thought I'll just stripe these legs up and color them in with orange. I really should have consulted my marker before I began. It didn't have the same plans as I - and promptly began to run out of ink. Figures huh? No matter. If you look closely you'll see i noted to him that it looked like my self-tanner ran out.
Anywho. Gone are the days of the Halloween costume. Fortunately my daughter is very into theater at school so we're always on the hunt for costume materials LOL. Yesterday I made a trip to the Salvation Army store just for that purpose. Unfortunately there were no orange dresses - this time the costume is for pre-Homecoming Pep Rally activities - but they've already figured out another solution to the orange dress problem (I was relieved. Aren't you?)

9 comments:

Linda M said...

This is too cute! I just bought some stickers at M's that are just witch legs. Not as cute as yours, of course. Have fun rummaging for E.

June Houck said...

I love this one! It may just be my favorite. Now see, when I checked your blog what jumped out at me was "witch legs, Halloween, how cute!" The orange marker running low did not jump out at me; subconsciously it registered as shading (light source coming from her right side.) This is a great pc!!!

Babsarella said...

So ADORABLE!!! Love the legs for Halloween!!!! You are such a clever girl!!

lauren said...

i agree with june--i SO thought that was yet another example of amazin' tracy artistic shading detail!!! LOVE this...looooooooove it! (cannot wait to see said dino photoo, as well!)

Jean said...

this is a total crack up!! I adore this!

Sue McGettigan said...

LOL, those shoes just make me think "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!!" :)

dot said...

I must say I love reading your blog! And you ought to get a commission for telling us where you bought the cool stamps that you have been using in creating those great post cards for your son! I just bought some from character construction! dot

Lisa Renéa said...

This is fabulous! I swannee, Tracy--these postcards just keep getting better & better! This may be my fav so far!

CathWren said...

I really love what you did with the legs, and couldn't agree more about Halloween! Wish I'd been thinking of it a lot sooner.