My niece, the famous Katy-bug, turned one AND got baptized on Easter. It was so much fun. We spent the morning at church, and then for the after party, her mama (my sister), threw her a Despicable Me birthday party. I got to make her a minion costume.
While I was at it, I made hats for the rest of us as well. My dad wanted a blue eyed minion hat...
I used the minion hat pattern over at Repeat Crafter Me, and adjusted it for the variety of head sizes in my family. I like her hat patterns a lot, but they always need a little tweaking to get the right fit for us, but isn't that the case with any pattern? LOL!
Sandy and Katy went as minions. Katy's dad, Doob, went as Gru. He even did the voice. It was very impressive.
And then, as part of her present, I found this adorbs pattern for making a personalized pair of baby TOMS (or in my case baby KATYs!) over at Homemade Toast, and I just HAD to make some for Bug. I don't know if my sewing skills are to blame, but I found the tutorial pretty challenging to follow. I'm not complaining, because I know how hard it is to think of everything, but a supplies list would have been very helpful (and would have saved me an emergency trip to the fabric store to get 1/4" elastic). I swear, I read through the instructions TWICE before I even started, and I still missed it.
Still, they turned out so cute that I'm going to make her a couple more pairs. Mims LIVED in little shoes like this until she was about three because they were they only type of shoe that stayed on her feet. I think I used to pay about $40 a pair for them, so this was a HUGE savings... Even if they were a little challenging for my brain! Now that I've got it figured out, the next pair should be much easier.