Over the weekend, I finished up 3 half aprons. All of the aprons were custom orders and very fun material to work with. I'm getting into the Halloween mood and I hope to make a few more skull-y aprons for the shop. When I was growing up, my family never celebrated Halloween. I wasn't too bummed about it, because my parents let us ditch school on that day. However, now I do get into Halloween with my kids and so do my parents. Go figure =). Every year I ask my kids, "What do you want to be for Halloween?" It's funny, because my kids always want to be the oddest things. Last year, my son wanted to be Santa Clause. How funny would that be to go trick or treating in a Santa Clause suit? I can just imagine a kids face as he or she opens the door to find Santa there. The child would be confused with the meshing of the two holidays, as they think..."shouldn't this short Santa be bringing me a gift, or is October a hard month for Santa?" The child wouldn't know whether to give candy or start telling Santa what he/she wanted for Christmas. Needless to say my son wasn't Santa last year. I couldn't find a Santa costume in October for someone under 5 feet tall.
A couple of days ago, I asked my daughter what did she want to be for Halloween? I had expected her to say something like Ariel, Belle, or one of the Princesses. Instead, she surprised me. Without hesitation she said, "I want to be a (her voice gets deep) PINCHER BUG!" "A pincher bug?" I said. "Yes (with a big grin), that's what I want to be." She was serious. I told her that I didn't think the stores had any pincher bug costumes and I was pretty sure I couldn't make one. After discussing the possibilities of other odd critters she could be for Halloween, she then settled on the idea of being a Black Widow. I think I can make that one =)