28 February 2014

Happy Carnaval!

Today, the schools kick off Carnaval - the pre-Lenten celebrations held in the south of the Netherlands (Americans can think it akin to Mardi Gras). Officially Carnaval starts tomorrow, when the revelry really begins - especially for the adults. I haven't leaned a whole lot about Canaval since last year, so I don't have much to say in the way of information today other than Little Man is celebrating at school today dressed up as a dragon.

Our draakje (little dragon)

Dragon wings

He's been really into dinosaurs and dragons, so I wasn't too surprised when he announced that would be his costume, but then I had to figure out a way to make it happen. My crochet skills came in handy and I whipped up a dragon hat (now available in my Etsy store  *winkwink*) and some dragon claws. The rest of the outfit we put together with a cheap sweatsuit and some extra fabric I had in the house.

Handmade by me - Found at arcBcrafts

Handmade on special require of Little Man

It's homemade and a little silly, but he loves it. Today is all about silliness and fun, so it's a perfect outfit for that. Enjoy your Canaval!

Are you celebrating Carnaval (or something like it)? If so, what are you doing?


  1. O my goodness that outfit is wonderful! When you guys go back to the States his Halloween costumes will be the envy of his friends I am sure!

  2. Aww, thanks! I hope he still likes these homemade costumes as he gets older. I know I like them =)

  3. Aw, thanks. I often have trouble with some of the online tutorials, too. There are some people that have some really awesome YouTube tutorials, though - I think those are probably the best bet. =)


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