Friday, 31 October 2008

Friday's Foto Finish Fiesta ... From Halloween Past

It's Friday and it's a Fiesta !! At least it is, thanks to Candid Carrie ! :-)


My granddaughter , Sacha, in 1999 . It was the first Halloween, where she actually went up to the door by herself ...


Okay, so you knock on the door and then stand and wait ....


Then someone comes out...you say 'Twick or Tweat' (we spent hours teaching her that!)...looks at you and says 'Ooohhh ..how cute' ...than hands you candy...


Then you climb down the stairs and head off to the next house with Mum and Grandma in hot pursuit. You got the idea, after the first two houses, that knocking on front doors gets you candy.


Time for a pit stop !!!!


Mum decided it might be a good idea to remove some of the treats .... sort of, out of sight and out of mind !!

Unfortunately the night came to an abrupt end, when we went to one house, that was very nicely decorated. However, when Sacha knocked on the door, this Alien (looked like one of those from Area 51), appeared. Sacha took one look ... let out a piercing scream ... dropped all her candy ... and took off running. When we asked her if she wanted to go and knock on any more doors, we just got a loud 'NOOOOOOOOOOO' in response. Poor kid, but it was quite funny at the time...

As to this Halloween and why I've been MIA for the last week or so......


There was yards and yards of black net .... oh, and yards and yards of teal fabric ..


And 14 sleeve petals ....


Plus 15 waist petals ...


A corset with boning, sequins, etc ....


An under dress ..


Which , eventually, all came together to look like this..

A Halloween costume for my friend's teenage daughter !!!

I'm quite pleased with the way it's turned out. :-)

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!!

14 comments:

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

First of all - bless her little heart for getting scared. I remember that happening to me when I was little... dumb people.

Second.

WOW - that costume is INCREDIBLE!!! NICE JOB!!!!!!!

careysue said...

I have to say that costume you made is unbelievable!! Your friends daughter is one lucky young lady!!

Your Granddaughter is precious...I remember when the kids were younger, being afraid as well...only they got over it quick, wanted MORE candy!


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Sydney said...

cute story and cute pictures! And that costume you made is amazing. WOW!

Jennifer said...

Oh that dress is beautiful Karen--job well done!!

Those are such cute pics of your little witch--and a funny story about the alien!!

Happy Halloween!!

binks said...

Your granddaughter is so sweet. I hate when those people answer the door and scare the crap out of you too.
That costume was freaking amazing.

Sabrae said...

Poor little kids! lol Isn't it amazing how the littlest things can scare the crap out of them :) I'm 25 and there are still some Halloween costumes out there that scare me )

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Sacha is adorable! I hope that didn't scare her off of Halloween forever. lol
That costume you made is BEAUTIFUL!

addhumorandfaith said...

Darling granddaughter!

Beautiful costume -- what a seamstress you are!

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

I am totally impressed and in awe! It's beautiful.

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

LOL! Love the memory! And love the costume! You are talented and fabulous and I applaud you!

Jen B. said...

WOW! You did an amazing job on the costume!

Also... great photos of your granddaughter! She looks so small on that porch waiting for candy! Funny, funny story!

Anonymous said...

OMG She's so cute!!

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