The countdown begins. Time to hastily carve some pumpkins. Or buy the fake, already carved ones from Target. (Holla!) If you happen to be looking for some very last minute Halloween gifts, the books I reviewed for NW Kids magazine last year are still great, as is this list over at Kirkus. Also, this costume, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this group costume, win every Halloween ever.
As much as I wanted to continue with some kind of literary costume tradition for Ewan, I knew there was no way I could top last year's costume. And when we asked him who he would like to be this year, "DANIEL TI-BER!" was the only response. Not Peter Pan. Not Christopher Robin. He would not be persuaded. The whole thing was cobbled together from things we already had on hand or in his closet. I did buy the shoes from H&M, but I know he will get lots of wear out of them. The hat is made from this pattern on Etsy, and I made a little Tigey doll for him out of leftover felt scraps from my stash. It turned out to be the most annoying thing I've ever made (so many stripes, so much blanket stitching), but he looooooves it, so all the swearing I did is mostly forgotten. I would do anything for this face.
Wishing you all a Happy Halloween, Happy Samhain, Happy All Saints Day, or just a very, very happy November.