Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A little big for my britches?

No, this is not relating to actual growth at all. As you have undoubtedly read in my previous posts, one of the biggest parts of being a SAHM I was worried about was that side of SAHM's that seem to always have the niftiest, cutest little costumes and special touches to parties and such. Well, I must say, I am proud to announce that apparently that crafty side does indeed kick in when you stay at home.

Maybe it's being around the very creative, very influential brains of the kids. Maybe it's trying to find ways to save a couple bucks here and there. Maybe it's the inner child in me who has been bound by formulas and figures and logical thinking for too long. But my friends, my creativity is flowing!

A few posts back, I showed you the dress I made for Chaselyn. A success. I won't let any of you look at the stitching on it, because its crooked like a snake. But nonetheless, it's a dress that works. That gave me the confidence I needed to really start letting my creative juices flow. So since then, I've made a similar dress to send up to Indy for a certain special little BU tot who just had a birthday. It too has it's imperfections, but I'm learning as I go. And for some reason Crafty Brandi is OK with imperfections. Crafty Brandi can appreciate the task and it's completion for what it is. This Crafty Brandi has since thought of a lot of new projects and thinks that they'll be easy to get done, if I can just get to it. On my list of things to do:

Jessie Costume for Chaselyn
  • cow print chaps
  • white trim on hat
  • cuffs and collar detailing for shirt
  • beautiful yarn full of hair...hair full of yarn
Mr. Potato Head Costume for Jacob
  • find sz 6-9 months plain brown onesie
  • sew a pillow pocket on the inside to stuff the potato
  • figure out how to secure Mr. Potato Head parts to onesie
Tutus for Chaselyn's 2nd Birthday
  • acquire lots of tulle and ribbon
  • cut tulle in equal lengths
  • tie many, many pieces of tulle around ribbon
Tutu cupcakes for Chaselyn's party
  • cupcakes upside down, but how to accentuate the tutu-ness of them?
Tutu's and Tunes will be the theme for her party in Waco (tentatively), how do I incorporate the tunes for something cute for the boys?

Tutu's and Touchdowns will be the theme for her party in AR. To be held on game-day after Thanksgiving. Not too much extra to do there. :)

So while I LOVE that my creative juices are flowing, I think I may have over committed myself. But I can't think of one single thing I want to scrap from the list.

We'll see how long Crafty Brandi lives. If she only really exists during nap time and from about 9pm-11pm at night, she might not stick around for too long.


  1. Welcome to the dark side my friend... Crafty Brandi will always be there - lurking in a corner or celebrating in all her glory - she never goes away!!!!

  2. you may have already found a tutuorial, but i just came across this one..

    let me know if you want to have a tutu making night, i'd be glad to help tie the tulle.