Monday, September 20, 2010

Are you a Good Witch?

NOTE** I am entering this hat into the "Crafting with the stars" contest :) Wish me luck!

How can you not love the new Halloween papers from Graphic45? Alice in Halloweenland is perfectly perfect for the projects I love to make: vintage, whimsical, and delicious colors. Adoring all things witchy, I made several of these darling little witch hats. Relying heavily on the graphic45 papers, I also used fabric, ribbon, bottlecaps, vintage buttons, odds and ends... I love to mix materials.

I sold a few at the Farmer's Market yesterday, and may put some up on Etsy. After I got home from Market, I had a bee in my bonnet to take the boys to the Family Fun Fest in Grand Blanc. I think listening to the carnival sounds and smelling popcorn all day made the festival irresistible. So after I rushed home, I changed my clothes and had Steve help me get the kiddos ready. We got a pizza on the way (my picky eaters won't even eat Carnie Food - what is that about?) and had a picnic in the park before going to the carnival. Mikey decided he was content to play at the park playground, as was Dad (he said just listening to the Tilt-A-Whirl made him nauseous), so Johnny and I took off for carnival fun.

He won a blue turtle, went through the fun house, and rode down the Gigantic Fun Slide twice by himself. I was super impressed that he did it by himself, it was super tall (I think I was more nervous than he was). And he got some free balloons from a nice lady, just because he is just that cute. He had an absolute blast, and Mikey was tickled to have Dad all to himself to help him do the monkey bars. It was a win-win for all!

The only not-so-fabulous part was that as I was getting the monkeys in the tub, I started to sneeze. And feel drippy and tickly. Sure signs of an end-of-summer cold. Bluck. I feel icky this morning, but have too much to do to be sick. So I am refusing to succumb to my desire to plop on the couch and sniff all day. I am hoping sheer will alone will heal me :)

Ooooh, and Glee starts tomorrow!

How exciting is that?


Ginnie said...

I adore that hat!!!

Risa said...

Hi Kirsten,
Your witch hats are amazing! I love the DP and fabulous mixed cute!

Anonymous said...

WOW -- How have I never come across your blog before? I'm so glad that I now have. I love these hats. You have included so much fun and whimsy in them. I also love your profile. It kind of reminds me of myself, although I was making clothes for my barbies and would check the trash can to see if Mom threw away anything I considered valuable. I also remember taking all the clothes out of my closet and setting up my closet as my own little playhouse. I hung little paper drawings on the wall with tape (my artwork). I even took twigs and made a "pretend" window -- again tape held it all up. I had kind of forgotten all of this until reading your profile.

I love your style and your blog and am happy to be your newest follower. I invite you to visit my blog and, if so inspired, please follow me in return.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you know that I have featured this post as one of my September bookmarks -- "Bookmarked on the Boardwalk". Feel free to stop by, take a look at your project as well as the others, and grab a button! You will find it HERE:

Congrats on a fabulous project!

Lei said...

That is so lovely... Fabulous job!

Mindy said...

This is dang adorable. I saw you on Sew Dang Cute!

Nicole said...

I love this hat. Love it, love it. You make me jealous! And thanks for stopping by my blog this week. I know I'd be better off commenting on the RTT post, but this hat!!! i couldn't resist it.


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