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Gandalf and Bilbo

Despite a rough week, I managed to make Gandalf and Bilbo costumes for Gunnar and Jack! G is a huge LOTR fan and is currently reading through all of the histories, so when I offered to make him a Gandalf costume, he was ecstatic.  For Bilbo, since the outfit was so small, I used scraps from previous costumes to make an undershirt, vest, and cape. I drafted my own patterns based on some of Jack's T2 sized church clothes. The ears are earmuff-style stuffed ears made from felt and attached to a headband and the feet are costume hair just stuck onto Jack's feet with spirit gum. (He thought that they were bugs at first and was wigged out, but we managed to convince him that they were "like fuzzy socks.") For Gandalf I dyed my stash of estate-sale $1 sheets gray and then threw together a robe (gathered at the front and back for volume) and mantle, then used the scraps to cover a cheapo black witch hat in a patchworky style. A costume

Goodbye Ember

My dear cat Ember, for whom this website is named, passed away last week from Kidney Failure at 13 and a half years old. Ember and lived together for half my life. She was a sassy, sweet, and very smart cat and I already miss her very very much. She had been sick for a while, but there is never an easy way to say goodbye. Rest in Peace girl. See you on the other side someday.