Monday, October 31, 2011

Homemade Halloween

Cole here -
Smash asks Squirt "What do you want to be for Halloween?"
Squirt says - "A Blue Whale"
Mommy says - Groan....

You might imagine I would love to make my little squirt an beautiful homemade costume - usually you would be right! But my hesitancy starts with our experience last year... Squirt wanted to be big bird - I dove in - creating, loving it, looking at Martha, Sesame and pouring hours & love into this costume (ROOKIE MOM MISTAKE). I even made hats for Smashy & I to match. The only element of the five-part costume I could get on Squirt - the bright pink bird legs with marabou feather rings!
Yep - he is a boy and he officially went as "bird legs"

Thus began the Blue Whale challenge - none are commercially made, he wouldn't go for a killer whale costume (informing me that those are what kill real whales - smart I know).

I committed I would make a modular costume. All the big elements (mouth, tail, flippers) had to be removable - so no sadness and we all have a great experience on all Hallows Eve.

I decided all of the costume would be build around a sweatshirt, and jeans & a blue shirt would be the base.

I used fabric from my stash and drew out paper patterns for the spout, flippers & tail. I just free-handed the mouth and eyes. He loves it - win! He has it on - win! It cost a total of $5 - WIN!

Woo Hoo Creative Open Studio SALE

Give Local (if you're in Seattle) Art for the Holidays!

December 3 10-3 pm @ Studio Woo Hoo

email for the address -

We will be working, chatting, snacking and probably drinking a little! Join us for the merriment and get a little shopping in too! If you are not local check out our Etsy shop for a handmade gift!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


School Break Art Days
9-3 pm Lunch provided
Dec 28, Feb 21, Apr 4 & Apr 11
$60 per day

Woo Hoo Art Camp
Two times - 9-noon OR 1-4 pm
July 23-27
$150 for the week

Email me for the PDF Registration form -

We are hosting School Break Art Days & bringing back the popular week long Art Camp this Summer 2012! Check it out and sign up now!

A day/week filled with hands on, messy, fun, recycled, outrageous art

All creations will be your own…no factory art here!!

Dress for mess and be prepared to use your imagination to put your
own twist on every project. 2 Professional multi-media artists will lead
you in the mechanics and help you to learn to use the materials. Lunch is provided for each School Break Art Day & a snack is served each day of Art Camp.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Working... not in the studio

We are working on updating all things electronic - blog, Etsy, website, our books! Not as fun as being knee deep in paint, but together it is so nice! We love to hang out and look at blogs we love; we are trying to recommit to posting often! Put it out there and be accountable - cross your fingers and PRAY!

We have updated our calendar of art fun - look for posts about our Great November Art Adventures!