Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Dragons and Fairies on the loose

Is it just me or do the words 'Book Week Parade' fill mother's hearts with dread? They certainly do for me and I wait with bated breath until the desired costumes are announced...

Crystal, a Rainbow Magic Fairy (pretty easy I thought) and Toothless from the series of books and the movie How to Train Your Dragon (arrrrgh!!!!!)


Thank goodness for Pinterest, imagination, hot glue guns and my ability to thread a needle.

Book week done and dusted for 2014 and the Costume Director (a.k.a Mum) relatively unscathed!


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  1. We don't do book week parades and I feel sad about it when I see all the creative and fun costumes but if I had to come up with some I would probably hate it!

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    1. I love actually going to watch the parade. It is just a little bit stressful in the lead up to the event! :)

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  2. super effort Kate.. what lucky kids to have such a capable mum .. Ewe beauty

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  3. You are a very capable and dedicated mama. The faces say it all! I say long live book week so that kids can live out their fantasies and we know how valuable play is for them!

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    1. Yes indeed...I just wish they had a crafty Granny they could appeal to for fancy costumes!!!!!!

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    2. Just wouldn't be as good as Mum's help though!


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  4. Well done Mum. I got out of it pretty easily this year, but I fear, I have so many more years of this to come. Aaargh!

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    1. I thought it would get easier as they got older but it is not proving so just yet!

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  5. My son would LOVE a Toothless costume, how did you do that??

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    1. Hmm my son was determined that's what he would be! It's a black hoodie with felt cut out eyes and teeth sewn on to it. The horn/ear thingies are two buts of felt sewn together, stuffed with newspaper then sewn on to hoodie. A stocking tail and bin liner wings...the criteria included that the hoodie had to return to being his favourite plain black hoodie after..... :P

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  6. We missed out this year (we have a full on dance /singing concert instead) plus they had Eisteddfod.
    Great costumes. Pinterest is ace.

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  7. Well done Kate they both looked great.

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