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Halloween Craft Fail

I gave birth to the sweetest little girl who tugged on my crafty heart from her first breath. October 1st, I came up with the sweetest idea. I’ll dress her as a bumble bee for Halloween!  Make a cute little A-line jumper made of warm black and yellow felt that will keep her cozy and match it with a hand knit hat. Perfect, right?

Except used a dull old rotary cutter to cut the strips of yellow, so it looks like I was drunk when I cut them…

  • And I forgot to match the edges, so the stripes were off..
  • And then tried to fix the too wide stripes after I sewed it together by adding more not straight stripes with glue…
  • And since  felt and glue aren’t best friends, the additional stripes kept falling off…
  • And, OK, maybe I used some staples to hold the stupid stripes in place…
  • And the knit hat was too big, so I decreased and accidentally made it too small..
  • And I forgot to buy pipe cleaners to get the antenna straight…
  • And I ran out of time to make yellow tulle wings…
  • And I… well….  Here you go.

Part bumble bee/part hobo and 100 percent CRAFT FAIL.

You can see her little antenna have wilted out of craft shame. Nice matching stripes, eh?

I think she’s cute enough to get away with it.  But she knows this isn’t right.  She can’t even look directly at the camera out of baby disgust with my crafting.

I promise, kid, I’ll buy you a costume next year…  For more of the back story, check out my blog, Good Crafternoon.

10 Responses to Halloween Craft Fail

  1. rac says:

    It’s sooo cute!
    Let’s see what she thinks of the costume in 15 years heheh!
    No, seriously she looks lovely

  2. I think it turned out so cute… construction snafus be darned. :) She’s an adorable bee!

  3. Leslie says:

    That’s about the cutest bebe, costume and story!

  4. Notagirlymom says:

    I agree with Heather..craftfail be darned! It’s adorable.

  5. Rachel says:

    Absolutely adorable- and construction sooooooo does not matter on things that wiggle as much as babies.

  6. Mary says:

    She is definitely cute enough to pull it off!

    And I love the MaryJane socks! My daughter had those too.

  7. val says:

    I have not laughed that hard since the crack mickey post! OMGosh, the way you told your story is HILARIOUS!

    The costume is adorable….I just hope no staples stung her!

  8. Maggie says:

    LOL I love it!!

    It’s as great as my attempt to make my daughter a princess Leia costume for a birthday party. I just can’t bring myself to post any pictures !! Believe me, that bee costume is adorable!!!!

  9. As long as you look at her the right way, all looks good ;-)

  10. Laura says:

    Honestly, she is so cute that I barely noticed the costume she’s wearing, let alone its flaws. I can see the flaws really well in the top photo though. I thought it was a backpack at first.

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