Happy Halloween!

R2D2 and C3PO Costumes from Hugs are Fun

Evie cycled through a lot of Halloween costume ideas and I wasn’t going to let her change her mind anymore. But when she said she wanted to be R2D2, how could I say no to that? Plus, her Elsa dress that we got isn’t really conducive to trick or treating in the Midwest. The high tomorrow is 43F, so the ability to layer under this hoodie will be necessary!

R2D2 and C3PO Costumes from Hugs are Fun

Josh and I originally had grand plans to paint a bike helmet for her costume, but this hoodie from the Disney Store was perfect. I got some white pants from Old Navy and decided it needed a little something extra. I know it’s not film accurate, but I made Evie a tutu to go with it. There’s a ton of different tutorials around, it’s crazy easy. I bought some spools of tulle and elastic and just knotted it. I ended up using three spools, but I probably could have made it shorter and I wouldn’t have needed so much. I cut each piece about 25 inches and folded them in half.

Mira’s C3PO costume is Star Wars Romper And Headpiece C-3Po, C-3PO Print, 1-2 Years*” target=”_blank”>from Amazon and it’s not bad for only being $14. It’s a little big on her so she can also wear lots of warmth underneath it. She walks around making robot beeps when she wears it, it’s pretty adorable.

Hope you all have a fantastic Halloween! What are your kids (or you) dressing up as this year?

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A Local Stationery Store – Broadway Paper

Broadway Paper
I went to college in Milwaukee and whenever we go up to visit there’s a list of places we always stop, one of them is Broadway Paper. For my birthday weekend we went up to Milwaukee to see the Preservation Jazz Hall Band and of course stopped by Broadway Paper. I left empty handed, but I still took a lot of pictures, there’s just so much gorgeous stuff!

Broadway Paper

Broadway Paper
I love the walls of rainbow colored papers and envelopes.

Broadway Paper

There’s also tons of amazing printed papers.

Broadway Paper

Broadway Paper

I am a sucker for any and all Pantone products and Broadway paper had a great selection. They also have great books and other gifts.

But the coolest thing?

 Paper Dress at Broadway Paper

Check out this amazing paper dress! How incredible is this?

If you’re in Milwaukee, definitely stop by and check out the store. Otherwise you can shop online at www.broadwaypaper.com

A Felt Tea Cup in Mollie Makes!

A Felt Tea Cup in Mollie Makes! by Hugs are Fun

All the way back in July I mentioned a secret project that I wasn’t able to talk about yet. Well, now I can finally reveal that I have a project in the December issue of the US edition of Mollie Makes! Unfortunately I just learned that the US edition won’t be printed anymore, but I was so excited to have my project included!

A Felt Tea Cup in Mollie Makes! by Hugs are Fun

I made a felt embroidery hoop tea cup (which is kind of funny because my first ever magazine project was also a tea cup!)

A Felt Tea Cup in Mollie Makes! by Hugs are Fun

Apparently Target sells the US edition of Mollie Makes, but I checked three near me and none of them had it. However Shawna from Scrawny Girl got a copy there and was awesome enough to send me photos before I got my own copy!

It’s been hard to keep quiet about this for so many months, so I’m really happy to finally be able to show this off!

Happy Birthday Josh!

Happy Birthday Josh! by Hugs are Fun
It’s time for another sappy birthday post because today it’s Josh’s birthday!
Happy Birthday Josh! by Hugs are Fun
It’s crazy to me to think back to us as those silly little high schoolers dating. Here we are 15 years later with these two incredibly crazy and adorable little girls. And Josh is seriously the most amazing dad, I can’t get over how incredibly lucky I am.
Happy Birthday Josh! by Hugs are Fun
Josh has always been so unbelievably supportive and encouraging of all my crazy endeavors. He is always willing to help me figure out how to make a project happen or troubleshoot a computer problem.
Happy Birthday Josh! by Hugs are Fun
We’ve had so many adventures and done so many fun things and I love that there will be so much more ahead! I was looking through photos for this post and thinking how we’ve done some pretty awesome stuff and there’s so much more in the future!

Happy Birthday Josh!

Just a Little Update

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I’m in an awkward place right now with my blog. See, I’m actually on top of Christmas gifts this year, I’ve already finished four of them. I don’t think I started making any gifts until November last year, so I am feeling extremely accomplished.
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While I’m feeling super accomplished because of everything I’ve been making, it’s also a lot of things I can’t really show off yet. Not all of the gift recipients read my blog, but enough of them do that I feel like I need to keep things secret.
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So that’s where I am right now. Making tons of stuff but unable to truly show it off. Have you started your Christmas crafting and shopping?