Captain Jack Sparrow

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Hands Off, Time

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This is the only picture I shot of Adam with his coat on, darn the luck. I made it from scratch. It was hard getting him to lie down on the paper. I keed! That’s a reference to how I make my patterns for doll clothes. I lay them down on paper and draw around them.

­With kids, you have to savor each stage of their life. This time of year there are a lot of graduations and on Facebook one mother lamented her daughter’s last day of school and noted how she cried because she knew things were going to change. It reminded me that I cried – and possibly many of you did as well – on the first day of your child’s school.

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We taped some braided embroidery thread to his chin.

Since I just had the one son, I did my best to enjoy each and every stage of his life to the fullest. Holding holding his hand, because you never know when he’ll say, “Mom! Not in public!” It happens way too soon.

So today in this season of beginnings and ends, I’m featuring the Last Halloween costume I made for my son: Captain Jack Sparrow. It amazes me now just how young he was back then:

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Adam is very detail oriented. I never would have thought to put the black dot and tattered wrap onto his hand.

 

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He put it to good use. Look at that face! ACTING.

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He had the walk down pat.

 

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Goodbye Captain Jack, I’ll miss you! And your hands!

 

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