The knitting needles have been quiet for the last few days while the sewing machine has been busy humming away, turning my children into hobbits.
For those that are curious about these things –
The pants are a shortened version of 'Pajamas For Everyone' from Heather Ross' book Weekend Sewing. Elliot's shirt is from the same book, the 'Summer Blouse' (shh... don't tell him it's a woman's top pattern). Emory's shirt was an old one of mine that we dyed using black tea. The vests are a McCall's pattern (M7003) and the cloaks I just made up. I was fortunate to find most of the fabric I needed somewhere within my stash, including the perfect hobbit vest buttons. I love it when that happens!
Both my hobbits are heading off on their own adventures this Hallow's Eve. It's what happens when they grow up. The days of trick-or-treating with dad and coming home to share their stories with mom are no longer our tradition, but instead fond memories. Now they're off doing their own thing. Sort of like life at this age, no? They're branching out, happily heading off on their own adventures. I'll still be here to hear all their stories when they come home though.