Wednesday, October 16, 2013

some wicked wips

this weeks wips are costumes! only marmee is the seamstress here, not i. she has been assigned/graciously accepted the task of creating two elf maidens, one ranger, one lady of the rohirrim, three hobbits, one elf warrior, and one ax-weilding female dwarf (the 7 yr old - she's unique). marmee, my mom, has been making costumes since i was a wee baby. it's what has always made halloween fun around our house - dreaming up anything we want to be and her producing it. she has continued to make for any posterity that wants her services. at out house, that's a tall order. we've done themes for several years now. this year, as you can tell, we are lord of the rings characters.

 i'm especially excited about the two youngest girls' hobbit outfits. selecting fabrics for all the costumes is not the kind of fabric shopping i like to do. i was dreading it for weeks. the hours of torture were fun for the few minutes it took me to select the brocades and linens for their dresses. they are going to be so sweet!

 marmee is set up in the dining room alongside me with her two machines, serger included. she should be stationed here for about the next two weeks. we really should have started sooner, but she's plugging away gamely.

on my end of the table:
i'm at work on straight line echo quilting jed's baby quilt. finally. i really fell off the bandwagon on this quilt.

also, my epp link party is under way right here at splish splash stash. if you epp, join us, please! or if you don't, go see what others are doing.

i'm linking up with lee's wip wednesday at freshly pieced and kelly's needle and thread thursday.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

My Quilt Infatuation


  1. Oh you are going to have such fun! Thanks for the epp reminder!!

  2. Your costumes are going to be fabulous! I opted to buy mine for the kids this much going on and too little time to add to my current to-do list.

  3. I'm working on my EPP post. Too many projects, not enough time.

  4. costume making is in full swing at your house!! You are lucky your mom is such a pro!! Your end of the sewing table looks like a lot of fun too!! Looking forward to seeing the finished costumes :)

  5. That looks like a serious business! Go marmee :-)

  6. Wow! Costume making looks like fun. But I love the baby quilt. Glad to see you are getting that one quilted up!

  7. that is awesome! I can't wait to see the costumes finished. Sewing with friends and loved ones is so much fun. It's great that you can do that!

    I'm so happy you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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