what Mima read : Halloween special

Mima's favourite story book heroine at the moment is Meg the witch. So with Halloween this week I thought it was perfect timing to share some of Mima's favourite pages, usually the result of one of Meg's haphazard spells.

DIY Bat Wings

It's one week until Halloween and as always I'm endeavoring to make Moo a cool homemade costume. Step one is the Bat wings. 

What you'll need: 
1/2m black felt
1/2 black stiff fusing (optional but makes wings nice and firm)
1/2m satin lining
1m x 20mm black elastic
2 balloon sticks on boning would do
tailors chalk 

Measure child's arm-span to wrist, this will be how wide your wings will be. Fuse Felt if you are choosing do so. Fold felt in half and draw a quarter circle. Now draw your desired wing shape like pictured and cut out.
Fold satin in same method, but cut 2cm smaller around edge. Using your two sticks place at longest wing point. Stitch a 1.5cm tunnel (two rows of stitching 1.5cm apart) insert sticks and trim if needed.
Stitch the two layers together around edge with zigzag stitch.
Using your elastic make two straps that cross over the body mine were 44cm long. stitch in place above shoulders and either side of waist. Make two wrist straps 7cm long stitch in place. 

Fly little bat.

The rest will be reveled next week. 

flying fox

We have had a few inside days over the holidays so I have had to come up with ideas to entertain Mima. One successful creation that was used all day was this flying fox. It was from a childhood memory of a cable car I made as a child and loved.
It is so simple, you need:
a matchbox
safety pin
tape (I used a small amount of tape to reinforce the holes where the twine threads through the box)

From the start of the journey to their destination make sure the twine is one a steep incline and nice and tight. Hours of fun, whoosh!

what mima wore

Mima's current favorite friend is Kermit the Frog, a puppet which was mine when I was little. Mima loves dressing him up in her clothes, a lot of layering and quite a random selection. We think it is hilarious! 
So I decided to get Kermit to model a few of Mima's current outfits.

Clockwise from top left: Peppin dress with gold leggings; Mima and Moo Mr Storm T-shirt with Pardon My French paisley leggings; Bodem cardigan with JK Kids zebra T-shirt and houndstooth leggings; Meadowlark for SPCA The Love Cats T-shirt with Molo Kids pants (avaliable in NZ here).


Watch this cute little video to see how our T-shirts are printed.

We have just added youth T's, baby bobysuit's and baby T's to our shop mima + moo shop so we have birth to age 12 covered,  click the link on the right to get yours now!