Whales, Dragons, Gnomes and Sunshine!

August has been a busy month full of wonderful, creative customer requests! Check out some of the things I’ve made for folks in my Etsy shop, WooWho, over the last few weeks!

gnome hat with ears
gnome hat with ears

Rocket Ship Felt Birthday Crown
Rocket Ship Felt Birthday Crown

Star Felt Party Hats
Star Felt Party Hats

First Birthday Dragon Felt Crown

You Are My Sunshine with Rainbow Hearts Birthday Crown

Blue Whale Felt Birthday Crown

Face Paint Removal Tips

Everybody loves to have their faces painted, adults and children alike. But adults can be hesitant to be painted because they know the removal process can be tough! Here are a few tips for removing face paint gently and effectively:

My personal preferred method is to start with a baby wipe. If you start by splashing water on your face you’re going to create an incredible, smeary mess! Using a baby wipe, start from the outer edge of the design and wipe towards the middle of the design, with a lifting motion at the end. Fold your baby wipe and continue to wipe and lift paint off the face until you’ve removed most of the paint. Use more than one wipe if necessary!

Once most of the paint has been removed there are several directions you can go: cold cream, baby soap such as Johnson’s and Johnson’s, or baby oil. You know your skin, and your child’s skin, and what will work best for them. Some people have extremely sensitive skin and need something like Cetaphil – Cetaphil burns the heck out of eyes, tho, so be aware of your products! Choose what is safe for you, but be careful all the same!

Ponds makes an excellent, inexpensive cold cream that can be found in most grocery and drug stores. Once I have lifted off the majority of the paint I cover the area that was painted in cold cream! Doesn’t have to be much, a thin layer will do. Let it sit for 2-5 minutes, and using a soft washcloth or cotton pads, begin wiping and lifting the remaining paint residue off of your face. This is an extremely gentle method for paint removal.

Using a baby soap, simply wet and wash the face as usual, blotting dry with a washcloth and applying moisturizer as needed!

Baby oil is a last resort in my book! Apply as you would the cold cream, a thin layer over the painted area, and let it sit for a minute before using a cotton wipe or washcloth to wipe and lift the remaining paint from the face. However, after you’ve removed the paint you still need to wash your face! Baby oil leaves OIL all over the face! This can be an unpleasant feeling and can clog those sensitive pores.

So now you have no excuses! The next time you see a face paint artist get in line and enjoy yourself!

Face Painting for IGDA!

I spent Saturday afternoon at a beautiful company picnic painting faces with Tiny Tails Petting Zoo at a company party for IGDA!

 

Rainbow Face Paint Austin, Texas

The rainbow one stroke is a perfect design for squirmy sweeties! Add a cloud of glitter at the end and voila! You’ve got one happy kid!

 

Rocket and Astronaut Face Paint – SPACE FACE Austin, Texas

I love this design. I painted it ages ago and its been in my idea book forever. Still, Saturday was the first time someone requested my rocket and astronaut design! How cool is that?

 

Butterfly Face Paint Design Austin, Texas

No day of face painting is complete until the butterfly has been painted! 🙂

 

 

 

Face Paint in Austin in July Ain’t For Sissies

July is HOT in Texas! And we had some hot face painting going on! Tropical butterflies, phoenix birds, lightning bolts and dragons among other designs!

Check out my kit, all set up and ready to paint. 🙂

Woo Who’s Face Painting Kit 😀 Diamond FX, Paradise, and TAG Face Paints

Tropical Butterfly Eye Face Paint

Butterfly and FLowers Face Paint with dramatic eye shadowing

Phoenix Face Paint

Flower Face Paint

Alien Face Paint

Lightning Bolt Face Paint

Jet Fighter Face Paint

Dragon Eye Face Paint

Purple Dragon Face Paint

Blue Butterfly Eye Face Paint

Eye, Fish, Very Hungry Caterpillar and Fire Works Face Paint Designs!!!

Since school is out for the summer I’ve been incredibly busy, can you imagine why? Yes, three little toots will keep things moving! But I’ve managed to work on, and actually photograph, some painting! I bought some star stencils and tried them out on the blue eye design above, and I really love the affect they have on the eye design!

I’m doing a Fourth of July party on, you guessed it, July 4th, so check out the fireworks! My daughter LOVED the look. So cool.

Gold Fish Face Face Paint

My son humored me with the kissy fish. He swore it was girly, boys don’t make kissy faces. But it looked great on him regardless!

Very Hungry Caterpillar Face Paint

And the Very Hungry Caterpillar! We went to the book store after painting this and got some fun pictures of Walter in front of the display of Very Hungry Caterpillar books and stuffed caterpillars. 🙂

Walter caterpillar

If you are having a party and need a face painter, shoot me an email! Book in advance, my slots fill up fast! 🙂

Monster Fleece Hats!!!

Yes, we live in Texas. Yes, its barely mid June. Yes, I am making fleece hats! No, I haven’t gone mad! Tis the season to get a jump on sewing for winter orders!

This hat is so fun! The design can be used to make a variety of things, including a shark hat, a creature from the black lagoon, toothless from how to train your dragon, a unicorn, a dragon or any kind, the possibilities are endless!

This hat is in two parts, the hat itself, and the bottom jaw is actually a cowl, a separate piece from the hat. Many color combinations are available, including pinks and purples! 🙂 Little girls like to be monsters, too!

 

 

 

Personalized Fae Name Hats

Calling all fairies, gnomes, elves, brownies, and children too! 🙂 Cool new hats and crowns are available from Woo Who! on Etsy!

Personalization and other embellishments available, from toadstools to butterflies.

Don’t forget your coordinating accessories like Happy Birthday banners and additional bunting!!!

Weekend of Face Painting

I just love face painting! 🙂 I especially love little girls who want to be dragons! Lots of great imaginations at this party!

Little girl with pink dragon

 

Little Girl with Green Dragon

 

LIttle boy with dragon breathing ELECTRICITY instead of fire.

Princesses!!!

Daisy Chain

 

Lavender Tear Drop Crown

 

Pink Tiara Face Paint

Butterflies!!!

My Favorite Butterfly Eyes!

Shooting Stars!!!

Shooting Star Face Paint

 

If you are having a themed party I can put together face painting designs to go with your theme, or choose from one of my themed party packages!

Party Add-Ons

Personalized Wings $16!

Planning a birthday party is intimidating. You want it all to be so perfect! Check out our themed party options, or maybe you just want a face painter, then make the birthday girl feel extra special with some of our extras! Pair personalized wings with a pretty pettiskirt for fairy and butterfly parties!

Pettiskirts MANY Colors $24!!

Pretty pom pom dresses perfect for the big day!

Available in many colors, size 2-7, $24!!!

Butterfly costumes will wow at parties and on Halloween!

Wings, Tutu, Hair Piece, Wand available in green, pink, and orange, $40!!!

Prepping for Summer of 2012

Summer is rapidly approaching! And it comes year after year, so why do I always feel like summer catches me with my pants down? This year I refuse to be caught without plans. Of course I’ll be face painting, and I’ve decided to organize the summer by weekly science topics, starting with etymology. I didn’t choose our first topic randomly, it just happens we have a pretty cool bug collection we’ve put together over the years, and its nice to start with something that’s already somewhat prepared for!

My daughter will be entering second grade in the fall, and my middle child kindergarten. I ought to be able to provide science based material for each topic that they can each benefit from, like bug themed coloring pages and mazes they will both enjoy. We will make a paper mache exoskeleton and make small mosaics with bits of broken mirror to represent bug eyes and how they see. My daughter can work on spelling the more advanced words while my son learns to write his name on his coloring pages and worksheets. We’ll buy some big nets and hunt bugs and observe their details from how they move to what color they are to where we found them. They can each keep a journal and draw pictures of the bugs we see and my daughter can write her observations next to the pictures!

So we start with etymology. Then we’ll follow with botany, I think. Botany is a good one for kids, especially in Austin. Austin’s Botanical Gardens are amazing! Austin is also home to some amazing nurseries. Its About Thyme, The Great Outdoors, and The Natural Gardner are awesome places to visit.

Cells are pretty cool, the study of cells is called cytology, and I found a neat microscope at a garage sale with a 5″x5″ screen that shows the organism in a nice big picture vs. having to squint into  little microscope eye pieces.

Then there’s always the animal kingdoms! I’m working with local traveling petting zoo Tiny Tails To You and we’re welcome to visit the animals any time! There are tortoises and turtles, bearded dragons and gecko’s. Chicks, ducklings, rabbits big and small, hedgehogs and guinea pigs… I feel like I’m forgetting something. Well anyway, Tiny Tails does a free monthly petting zoo during story time at Book People each month, and would be an option for other parents wanting to give their kids a chance to see the different animals!

Aside from science themes we’ll of course have swimming lessons, lazy afternoons in the backyard, ice cream making, and decorating the kids’ room! Summer of 2012, I am ready for you!

The Elf and the Crown Maker

Where is my little elf when I need him??? My sewing machine is smokin’ from all the work going on! Check out some of the cool custom orders recently received:

The green dragon is definitely my favorite. The wings are three dimensional, popping off the edge of the crown and up into the air! The fire is also a three dimensional feature, and the dragon is trying to light the candle on a cupcake. This crown can be customized. Replace the cupcake with a castle, a damsel in distress, a mauled animal, I don’t know! Contact me to discuss the possibilities!

Felt Dragon Birthday Crown from Woo Who

Felt Dragon Birthday Crown from Woo Who

Here are a couple of variations on the butterfly crown.

Felt Butterfly Crown with Personalization from Woo Who

Felt Butterfly Crown with Personalization from Woo Who

Bring on the bling! Sparkly sequined centered flowers!

Felt Butterfly Crown with Personalization from Woo Who

Felt Butterfly Crown with Personalization from Woo Who

And a dinosaur crown for a lucky first birthday!

Felt Tyranosaurus birthday crown from Woo Who

Felt Tyrannosaurus birthday crown from Woo Who

That’s not all, but the rest is still under wraps! Check back soon!

Happy Birthday Hazel

I had so much fun with my daughter’s birthday this year!

For her cake we ordered edible butterflies from Sugar Robot on Etsy:

Happy Birthday Hazel!

Happy Birthday Hazel!

It had been my intention to make Hazel a butterfly crown like I sell in my Etsy shop, but of course she didn’t want to wear it!

All the little girls got butterfly face paint – aren’t they lovely?

And we had a snake and a kitty, too!

It was a beautiful day at the park. Overcast, cool in the shade, breezy, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect afternoon!

 

Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo, Woo WHo!

A month or so ago I posted about the wonderful petting zoo story time we went to at Book People! Well that was a fortuitous day! I talked with the owner of the petting zoo, Tiny Tails to You, about my Etsy shop and the birthday crowns and other items I make. We decided I would make themed birthday crowns to go with her petting zoo! Enter the hedgehog crown:

Felt Birthday Crown Hedgehog

Felt Birthday Crown Hedgehog

And of course one for the little ladies:

Pink Felt Hedgehog Birthday Crown

Pink Felt Hedgehog Birthday Crown

And bunnies!

Felt Bunny Rabbit Birthday Crown

Felt Bunny Rabbit Birthday Crown

Can’t live without a pink version:

Pink Felt Bunny Rabbit Birthday Crown

Pink Felt Bunny Rabbit Birthday Crown

And finally, bunny tail party hats!

Cotton Tail Party Hats

Cotton Tail Party Hats

These crowns are so fun! I’ve made several for her already! And through Etsy I have shipped the bunny crowns as far as Canada!

Enjoy!