Book Week Costume – Dr Who’s TARDIS

We’ve been a bit busy recently working on this year’s Book Week costume, but I couldn’t share it until the parade was over (apart from a few teasers on Instagram). And it was this morning!

We’ve already done costumes for the current popular characters (Ash Ketchum last year, Eli Shane in 2015, Hiccup the year before that…), and every year there are plenty of Harry Potter characters so we were going to leave that alone. This year I told our young man to go to Pinterest for some inspiration. And he came up with the TARDIS! There are a great variety of TARDIS costumes on Pinterest, some of which I pinned to my Book Week Costume Ideas board. Continue reading

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Bunny Butt Easter Hat

It’s coming up to that time of year that we all love…the Easter Hat Parade! Our school will be holding the parade mid next week, just before we break for school holidays.

In previous years we have created hats in the theme of the current favourite characters. Last year we had a Harry Potter-inspired hat, the year before it was How To Train Your Dragon, we’ve also done Pikachu and Angry Birds…you get the idea! But this year our son decided he just wanted to go Easter themed.

As I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, I came across some ‘bunny butt’ designs which I had noticed in previous years, but not pinned. Now they are, and you can see them here and here! They are on my Easter Pinterest board.

It seemed the time had come to create a Bunny Butt Easter Hat lol

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DIY Fairy Wings

Christmas presents for our nephews and nieces have a $10 limit now that they are a bit older. The dreamcatcher I made for my eldest niece definitely came under the dollar limit, and these fairy wings I’ve made for my youngest niece do too!

I found two different styles of fairy wings on Pinterest that I liked, here and here. I initially was going to go with the first style, since I had some pink, floaty chiffon which I had found at an Op Shop some years ago for $5 (it was a curtain). But a quick look through the discount rack at Spotlight led me to some gorgeous pink lacy fabric. The amount I’ve used for the wings cost me about $2.50. So I ended up making both styles of wings!

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