Wednesday, October 18, 2006

It's that time of year again....Halloween!

Most people love Halloween and all the dressing up and decorations but then most people didn't manage Halloween stores for 3 years. I used to love Halloween but after having to set up stores, dress in a costume for 2 months, and deal with customers it's not my favorite holiday. I pretty much just put with it for Kinsey's sake. For the last few years she has wanted to be some sort of Princess or another and I've just bought her costumes or used ones we had. This year she wants to be Princess Genevieve from the movie Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses. I did find a costume at Wal-Mart but it's so cheaply made that I decided that I could make a better one. I just hate it when I get these!
I bought tulle, gauzy sprakly material, fake fur, ribbon and all kinds of other stuff. Today I started getting the tulle ready to make the skirt...oh what fun. I think it's going to turn out very pretty but is going to be more work than I first anticipated! My Mom used to do this for two girl...God Bless her! One year we went as Cinderella and The Fairy Godmother, another year we were Little Miss Muffet and the Spider. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for everything Mama, we love you!


Anonymous said...

I loved doing all those things for you, Melissa, and Bill. It was done with love and enjoyment. Love Mama

Kristina said...

The costumes you make for Kinsey will be one of the things she remembers about her childhood--one of the things that makes her smile as an adult, I guarantee it.
I still remember my mom sitting at her sewing machine and the sound it made...the scratch of the pins that she forgot to remove when we tried things on, how she would screech, "Hold STILL!" when we wiggled as she was cutting something off...
But I digress.
I can't wait to see pictures!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the pictures either. Homemade costumes are always the best!

However, working at a Halloween store sounds awful. Do you have to dress up in costume everyday??

Brenda said...

yes, most days I did wear a costume if I was going to be out on the "floor" working. If I was doing paperwork in the back I would wear my regular clothes. One year I was a gypsy, another year I was a pregnant!