Hi, y’all! I’m back from my vacation to Orlando, Florida… and let me tell you, after going back to work for a week, I’m ready to escape to Orlando again. I miss my happy place!
DD and I went to Universal Studios to check out the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley and then joined his parents in Disney World for the Food and Wine Festival. It was soooo much fun and soooo magical, but soooo crowded! It looks like everyone wanted to go during the Columbus Day holiday week… but kids aren’t usually out of school then (at least not in my experience going to school in southeast USA), so I’m wondering if naughty parents pulled their kids out of school to go. Tsk tsk.
Anyway, I did wear some me-made pieces while on vacation – starting with my Harry Potter Dress for Muggles:
Of course we had to stop in the Leaky Cauldron for a Butterbeer… or two…
And you KNOW we needed to ride the Escape from Gringotts ride!
The ride was pretty neat, but I don’t think it lived up to the hype, sorry to say. I felt the same for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in Islands of Adventure when we went 2 years ago – I don’t know… I guess it’s just the over-use of motion simulation screens that I’m not into. That and it usually makes me queasy. I know, I’m a wuss.
Diagon Alley itself, however, was pretty intense. The details in the street and shops were amazing, not to mention the dragon on top of Gringotts Bank that spewed real fire!
I have lots more pictures, but I’ll try to stay focused on the handmade portion of my vacation. 😉 Next up is Disney World!
If you saw in my last post, I made DD’s mom and myself some fun Disney t-shirts, completely handmade. We had so much fun the day we wore them that we almost forgot to take a picture of us together… so here’s us rocking our Disney tees in the hotel room with our cool balloon swords.
DD’s mom loved her shirt – she wore it twice that week! I’m so happy it fit and that she didn’t mind geeking out with me and semi-matching. I think I should get a lot of wear out of my own T-shirt because it was just so comfortable and breathable in the humidity and heat. Win-win!
And of course no trip to a Disney resort is complete without busting out my Little Mermaid Dress:
So that’s about it for my semi-handmade vacation! In case you’re wondering, the rest of the time I did wear Disney-themed clothing, just bought from stores. DD mentioned he didn’t realize just how much Disney clothing I had. What can I say? I’m a fan!