Before I get to the fun stuff, I've decided to postpone the second annual Shop In Your Pajamas online craft fair until Saturday, December 7th. This will give me more time to find vendors (*ahem*) and to promote the fair to people I know in real life.
Halloween is to me what Christmas is to a lot of people -- my favorite, most meaningful time of year. It reflects my biggest values, like storytelling, imagination, celebrating the weird and spooky, and of course, candy.
This year I also decided to make it my main gift-giving holiday, at least where my girls were concerned. Hence the name, Dolloween. I'd love to show you everything at once, but that much photography would make Mr. Sequin weep tears of anguish into his pillow. So here are just a few of the forty-something (seriously) pieces of clothing I made this October.
Here are Lexi, Alison, Corrie and Mona modeling some of my favorite dresses -- including my very first one-sleeve dress. Notice the sequins at the bottom... and the itty bitty beaded bag that Mona is carrying. Embellished with a little extra sparkle, of course.
Here are Corrie and Ali standing with a tutu, a hand-painted skirt, two peasant tops, and a sequin and lace dress. Each thing is on its own tiny hanger, which I made out of wire. The painted skirt is also covered in sparkly fabric paint -- that stuff is amazing, and I don't know how I lived without it!
So nine down... 31 to go! Not including my very first Monster High doll, Lagoona, with her mermaid costume and tiny Halloween pumpkin. She might get a post to herself. And... would anyone be interested in a written version of the scary story I told when she, Mr. Sequin and I went to a party? I might type that up.
Stay tuned for more dolly fun! And if you did anything special for Halloween, I'd love to hear about it.
Sarah J. Sequins