The veggies are done! It was a full-on sewing marathon this weekend as I finished these up. Thank you so much for the advice and recommendations in the comments last week. Especially a huge thank you to Julie who 'cracked' the washable-yet-fluffy dilemma with her expert advice - 'tulle'! The grand total? I stopped counting after the 30th yard of tulle. Seriously.
So, keeping it local, we have....a blueberry, potato and a carrot.
And the strawberry, tomato and pumpkin.
The kids had a veggie parade ("just like at the Common Ground, but less crowded!" they said) all afternoon to properly 'test out' the costumes before we handed them over to the farm. Good times, for sure.
And last...the veggie bag. How could I load all these yummy, local veggies into a plastic bag or box? I couldn't. They needed their own canvas tote, of course. With a happy carrot (from the Sublime Stitching I Love Veggies pattern). Naturally.
I got stumped a few times along the way in this costume making process, I must admit. Totally hung up on making something really 'look' like its veggie. Thank goodness I eventually had Calvin nearby to remind me, "Mom. No matter how you make it, it's not like a person can really look like a carrot. It's called i-m-a-g-i-n-a-t-i-o-n. It's just for fun."
Right, that. Thanks, kid - you rock my world.