Halloween Making: Gekko

And now on to Gekko!  I knew his costume would come with its own challenges, but I didn’t foresee anything being as complicated as Owlette’s Cape.

First things first, if you don’t know who Gekko from PJ Masks is you should click here.

Here are the challenges identified for this costume:

  • Chest logo
  • Tail drafting and attachment method
  • Muscle makin’

Gekko Logo

Yes, even after Owlette I was still worried about the chest logo.  I had already cut the front of his Muscle Shirt out (from Sew a Little Seam’s Master of Disguise), and thought nothing of just going for the vinyl-stencil-with-fabric-paint approach that had worked for Owlette.


Except it didn’t work.

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Halloween: The Plan

I can’t deny that I love making costumes.  Sometimes I hem (ha!) and haw and drag my feet, but in the end I do enjoy the problem solving and processes that are involved.  Nothing like a little experimentation!

The past couple of years the kids’ Halloween costumes have ended up centering around Cheeks’ birthday party themes and dress up clothes gifted by a certain aunt!  His 3rd birthday was Dragons love Tacos and these were their costumes last year (a dragon and his Maleficent):


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April Plans

Happy April Fools Day!  I met my sweet husband on this day 6 years ago…so glad we met for that blind date.  <3  Happy Date-iversary, honey bunny!

I haven’t done a planning post since February (1 2), so thought it was high time!  The new goal is to post a little something every month, but we’ll see how it goes.

I did way more blogging than sewing in March.  And couch sleeping after Cheeks went to bed…lots of couch sleeping.  Though, I did manage to finally get some work done on the Minoru I had planned to sew up at the February retreat.


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Quilting, Sewing

UFO Quilt Update #2

Lord almighty, it’s been quite the couple of weeks.  I’m really glad I went hard and heavy working on the Christmas quilt earlier this month, because without my nose to the grindstone there would have been no hope of finishing by the UFO contest’s February 4th deadline.

Here’s what it looked like last time I updated.


And here’s the backing I chose!  I loved the poinsettia option, but it was just too pricey for my cheap ass.


Essentials Cosmos in Dark Red

So, what’s happened with the quilt, and life, in the last two weeks?  If you have a weak stomach, proceed with caution.  You have been warned.

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Quilting, Sewing

UFO Quilt Update

We’ve been having quite the weather here the last couple of days.  Rain, rain and more rain…with daytime temperatures hovering around freezing (and dipping below at night).  I’ve managed to make it in to work every day so far, but I had Midwestern Interesting* parts of my commute each day with slippery stretches of road.  Snow?  Expected here in the Winter.  Ice?  A bit more of a problem.  But, it’s been manageable.

Anywho enough about the weather:  just wanted to share updates on some projects and a couple of plans!

My Pattern Review UFO contest entry (in progress review here), the Christmas quilt I started in 2012, is coming along well.  There’s still a chance I could get it done by the February 4th deadline.

UFO Contest 2017

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