Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

You have indulged me all week long. Thank you. There were many wonderful guesses. I won't keep you waiting any longer!

Meet Madeline the Garden Gnome! (or "mome" as Madeline says)

Didn't I tell you it was totally ridiculously adorable?
Look at those eyes, and that smile and what an amazing feat of craftsmanship that felt coat is!

That's right people, I made everything but the pants and shoes. I wish I could explain how proud I am of myself. I have been telling everyone who will listen, (and even some who won't) that I made this costume from scratch. No pattern, just me and my brain and my hands!

As for how Kevin helped make this... think about what is IN that costume. Yep, we made that too and I couldn't have done it without him!

These photos were taken at Madeline's day care by one of the moms (and my friend) Jodie Allen. She has started her own photography company, J. Allen Photography and I love her work. Some day, when I have disposable income again, we'll hire her to shoot the family! Check her out!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween! Enjoy the fun and stay safe!


Elliot said...

Mo, it turned out so well! Yay! That costume goes into family legend with such greats as Pee Wee Herman, the Crayola and the Lego.

Michelle said...


Christy said...

It's wonderful and so very unique!

RPS said...

Lookin' good Madeline...Scott said she'd be a gnome and I didn't think he was right...but he was. It looks great!

bridget said...

i was right...on day 4 i guessed a garden gnome. what i didn't guess is that the gnome would be madeline! very cute, maureen.

Jodie Allen said...

i still can't get over the fact that you made it yourself! so adorable!!!

notawritersfather said...

Wait... you're gonna hire someone to shoot the family?

Kathy said...

I think Kevin's part could have been left unsaid personally... TMI, but the costume and the kid are adorable :)

fern said...

wha-huh? how did you make that? I'm so impressed!

And I sort of want the satchel (sorry child in lap)