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!