Tuesday, October 31, 2006

To All Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


I was quite disappointed on my drive in to town today. Has Halloween lost its appeal? It wasn't until I got to work that I saw someone dressed up and even there they were few and far between on our floor :o( I was hoping to see some really original costumes. I did happen to get a glance at one of those new inflatable costumes and I have to say that they are hilarious! I have no idea how you get through a door in one, let alone sit at a desk, LOL!

Another Halloween and DH and I have once again failed to carve out a pumpkin. We used to do it every year when we first met and then for some reason we stopped. So here is my decorated pumpkin for this year :o)

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I made this little guy into a pin a few years ago. It's from the pattern Witch and Friends by Jacqueline Fox. You can find this pattern in the October 1993 issue of Leisure Arts The Magazine.

Today I sat back and reminisced about Halloween costumes of my youth and I came up with two that I have fond memories of. My mom made most of the costumes that I wore and she was great at what she did. One year I was Wonder Woman :o) I remember watching that show every week and I was so captivated by Lynda Carter's character that my mom wrote a letter to the television station when the show went off the air. I had the skirt with the stars on it, the lasso and even the wrist cuffs. I thought it was so neat that a woman could defeat the bad guys! The second costume was by far one of my favorites...a bunny. Maybe that is when my love for bunnies started :o) Mom made a complete rabbit suit, head to toe, out of fake fur. Even my feet and hands were covered! I walked around with a carrot and I was probably the warmest child out there that night. That was back in the day when we had snow for Halloween ;o) Do you remember what your favorite costume was?

3 comments:

Shannon L. said...

Wow, your mom was talented in the costume department ! My favourite costume was a simple witch costume when I was about 5. I must dig out a picture. Second favourite was a very cool "dracula" cape she made my brother, and I recycled a couple of times for myself. No bunnies or furry things in my costume repetoire :)

Love your pumpkin. We gave up buying pumpkins because we kept forgetting to carve them LOL

~Kim~ said...

Just think Cathey, that pumpkin is thanking you for not having it go "under the knife"... LOL

What did you dress up as today?!? I have my Trick Or Treat shirt on, and my candy corn socks.. go me! Oh yeah, and the kiddies treats are all ready to go!

~Kim~

Faith Ann said...

No one in our office was dressed up either... but I didn't really expect anyone would.

There were a few houses in our neighborhood who really went all out for Halloween... with a bonfire and hot apple cider for parents; homemade fudge at another house (again, for the parents); lots of adults dressed up and handing out candy... I was quite impressed!