"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gonna have a wicked good time!

Today is Paper Cowgirl's fall event & I am soo excited! This year, they're doing a Halloween theme & having a Wicked Tea....full of lots of treats & fun!

I had a lot on my plate w/ life & other swap commitments so I didn't sign up for any of the swaps (I'll be kicking myself about it later when they all exchange them though) but we were challenged to create our own name badges. Y'all know I'm a newbie at this art stuff & there is no wayyy I can compete w/ the talented ladies there (several are past teachers!) so I didn't even attempt to. I chose instead to decorate up my witch's hat & turn it into a name "tag". I dolled it all up w/ tulle, pearls, marabou & silk fabric roses; then added a gingham bow & rhinestone pin. I wrote my name on a black feather w/ silver stickles. Pretty clever, huh?

Wish it photographed better...it really is cute! I probably should have taken the time to find a spot, better suited for it than my wire mannequin, but time is in short supply these days. Most of the pearls you see are hanging on the mannequin, the ones on the hat didn't show up very well in this angle.

Now you can see that I went sparingly on the pearls....using just a few. But I used lots & lots of tulle; encircling & draping it off the rim, like a bee-keeper's hat. It looks really cool on.

The roses are silk/satin fabric rolled into roses, not the cheap silk roses from the floral department. I LOVE it...I feel hag'ish & stylish @ the same time when I have it on. It makes me want to strike a bewitching pose. LOL

I also made Cindy a hostess gift. A wicked cool hostess gift, fit for a cowgirl. ;)

Hmmm, I'm pretty sure we all have good morals; I know none of us is mean or smelly but mischievous? There are definitely some of us that fit that description. ;)

Ok, I gotta grab my witches hat, jump on my broom/blazer & head on out....we're getting an early start this morn. *cackling as she rides into the sunrise*


Charlene said...

Girl I have been soooooooo MISSING YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sent you an email & didn't hear back. WORRIED about ya! Sorry we couldn't be roomies for Wicked (I couldn't go because I was out of town working & it is our anniversary so when I get home we are doing something together) like we were for Cow Girls! YOU were the BEST roomie. I have sooooooooo much to catch up on with you. Call Me! LOVE your hat & by the way... you are as good an artist as anyone there! HUGS!

Jenny said...

I want to go to this! Waaaahhh! It looks so amazing and fun and I have lots of friends right around there. This is totally on my bucket list!

Dorthe said...

Hi Camy, your name tag hat is a wonderfull witch hat, love all the added tulles, and the beautifull rose, SIGH ,I wish I could go there ,too- you have a wonderfull tour.
Hugs Dorthe

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Cami, you will be adorable, you hag-ilicious thing, you! Love, LOVE all your wicked Halloween ideas! Have a great time ~ can't wait to hear all about it.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Leann said...

Hi There Lady

I was so glad to see a post from you. I've missed catching up and am glad that all is well.

Your creativity amazes me.

Cackle Cackle!

cindy said...

First off, so fun to see you and laugh and hang out! And then, I LOVED your hat..stupidly did not take a pic, so I just stole yours off the blog :) And thank you thank you thank you for the cool Wicked Cowgirl niftie giftie! I hung it on my inspiration board today. I love it.

hugs gurl!

Christine Edwards said...

Cami, hope you enjoy your time at the Halloween Paper Cowgirl. It sounds like so much fun! Love the witch's hat!

Love your matchboxes too. I'm wrapping mine up now. (gulp!)

Have a ghoulish Halloween!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I can't wait to hear all about it!

Grace said...

Cami - See I found you! lol It was so great to meet you in Texas! Even though you wanted to leave me in a field to laugh I still love ya! lol I knew she lived in Ft Worth but I did not know the town I did know where to find Sam Moon and Hobby Lobby though! whahaha Crazy I know! Miss you. Grace xoxoox

Melissa Miller said...

Cami that is precious! Love all of the details like the key.

I'm glad you are back. Blog land missed you and so did I sweet friend.

Blessings & Happy Fall!
~Melissa :)

Alisa said...

That hat is too cute, Cami!!