I came to the How-To yesterday and was so inspired that I'm now on deviantART. Hope you have copies of the book at your booth because Victoria and Otto are fantastic! Thanks for sharing their story and yours.
I think this is my favorite work featuring Otto and Victoria: Most of the sewing I do is costume-work; and I have an 1874 Singer that I'm slowly restoring. Sometimes I wish that I had as many arms as Otto, though- it would make the projects go by faster, I know that!
I absolutely love the details in all of your pictures... but when I saw the "kesinger" treadle sewing machine I just about fell out of my chair. We have the exact same type of sewing machine! No octopus to help us, but it's still in working condition.
Been browsing your gallery of Victoria and Otto, and I love all the little details you incorporate! This Halloween I am being Odin of Viking mythology (not the one from the Thor movie, although that one's based on the original).
Otto always looks so delighted, he just makes my day! Such a sweet little thing.
On another note, I was thinking about going as Annabeth Chase (from the Percy Jackson book series/universe), but nobody will know who she is until I go trick-or-treating, because of the different age groups that my friends are. What's Otto going to be? PArt of me says that Otto should be a gentleman, complete with a top hat and monocle. *squees at octopus cuteness*
I'm Australian and Halloween is very.... meh... over here. It's just something that happens in movies for the most part, though trick-or- treaters have started popping up in my suburb over the last few years. They tend to get muesli bars or biscuits from me 'cause I forget and that's all I have in the cupboard. Guaranteed if I actually remember and buy lollies no one comes
I really wish I had a domesticated cephalopod to enjoy my favourite holiday with. Sewing would be so much more enjoyable. Since you asked, this year I will be Selphie Tilmitt from Final Fantasy VIII. What are Otto and Victoria going as? (It would be funny for Otto to dress as a squid)