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I have been BUSY crafting for my little guy! We had a Halloween costume to get done just in the nick of time for Trunk or Treating with the Louisville Mommies; which I might add was a wonderful event full of some of the best volunteers in the city!

OK - here is our Fire Truck Costume!

OK - so how did I make the costume?? I used 2 large diaper boxes (the 2nd one cut in half to add length). They were duct taped together for strength then I covered them with the red poster board (using glue stick & clear tape). I covered all of the seams with red electrical tape. Then I cut all of the white/black details from other poster board and added them with glue sticks. The front & rear bumpers are made of aluminum tape. The top boasts a blinking light that is recessed into the box top. Since the flaps were folded under & taped I only cut through the first layer of card board leaving the flap underneath. The wheels are made of 6" cardboard circles that are used to stacking cakes. They are covered with black poster board and my husband used a screw & nut to hold them on so it would roll.

In between editing images from my photo sessions, crafting knit & crochet items (because I am obsessed!) and making his costume - I have been making felt food for Christmas. I think I might need a 12-step program for this felt food - it's incredibly addictive and I love it!

OK - now here are some shots of the felt food

So far I haven't used a pattern - just been winging it. But I know there are bunches of patterns available for free and for purchasing on Etsy.


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