Laura and the Blue Mermaid

11.02.2008

We never managed to get the Halloween decorations up but we did get the pumpkins carved and finished making the costumes. I love Halloween and the girls had a blast. We must have had 100 kids come to the house.

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Meet Laura Ingalls


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and the Blue Mermaid.

They were originally going to be Laura and Mary Ingalls but Maddie saw a mermaid costume in the pattern book (the most gaudy, sparkly over-the-top thing in there. I think the one we made is actually more over the top!) and had to be a mermaid. A quick search on google and a bit of idea stealing from here and a bit of Mommy-Maddie collaboration and I had one happy mermaid and a very pleased Laura (using this pattern). Most people thought Annie was Holly Hobbie and delighted in telling them she was "Laura, you know from the Little House on the Prairie Books." Hope you all had a great halloween and are getting over the sugar shock.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Gorgeous Mary. Next year maybe you can make my poor kids costumes. I miss you. Amy

Lori said...

their costumes are beautiful! :^)

Monster Librarian said...

VERY CUTE!

logis mom said...

Turned out great! Maddie looks so happy...

Anonymous said...

Very cute mermaid costume! I'm going to attempt something like it for my little girls this year. The link doesn't appear to work anymore in reference to the pattern book you used. Could you send me the info where you got the pattern. I also checked out the other blog with the other mermaid costume. Thanks. charlatatom@yahoo.com