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

Fourth of July Face Painting at River Place Country Club

I had a wonderful time face painting at River Place Country Club on the Fourth of July! I painted lots of dragons and eagles, fire works and rainbows. Boys love this dragon eye design so much I think I’m going to have to put together a knight themed birthday party!!! Check out Woo Who! on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woowhoforfun!

Sly Dragon Face Paint

Fire Works Face Paint

Rainbow Face Paint

Black Widow Face Paint

Tiger Face Paint

Flower Face Paint

Rainbow Face Paint

Eagle Face Paint

!!!Princess Face Painting and BIrthday Party Package Austin, Texas!!!

!!Princess Party Package!!!

I will arrive at your party in princess costume with jewels & scepters for the whole party and beautiful satin princess cape for the birthday girl!!! Each child will have her turn being transformed from an ordinary child into a beautiful princess!

Package includes costumed face painter, one hour of face painting designs in the party theme, jewels and scepters for twelve little princesses. Goody bags with princess tattoos and themed lollipops available for a small fee! Additionally I will join in singing Happy Birthday, there will be lots of opportunities for amazing photos!

Package can be customized! Just contact me to discuss your personal details and cost!

YOU KEEP ALL COSTUMES!

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!!!

Children’s Theme Party Packages!!!

Woo Who! Party Packages!

I am so excited to be offering themed party packages.

Party must be scheduled three weeks in advance to allow for shipping of party items. Please contact me if you need a party put together faster, it is possible I have party sets on hand or can expedite shipping!

!!Butterfly Party Package!!!

I will arrive at your party in butterfly costume with wings & wands for the whole party, and crown for the birthday girl! Each child will have her turn being transformed from an ordinary child into a beautiful butterfly!

Package includes costumed face painter, one hour of face painting designs in the party theme, wings and wands for 12 lucky ladies, and a butterfly crown for the birthday girl.

Wings will be assorted colors unless otherwise discussed.

Package can be customized! Just contact me to discuss your personal details and cost!

YOU KEEP THE PARTY FAVORS!

$275

Children’s Butterfly Wings
Guest Wands

!!!FAIRY PARTY PACKAGE!!!

I will arrive at your party in fairy costume with wings & wands for the whole party, and crown for the birthday girl! Each child will have her turn being transformed from an ordinary child into a beautiful fairy princess!

Package includes costumed face painter, one hour of face painting designs in the party theme, wings and wands for 12 lucky ladies, and a butterfly crown for the birthday girl.

Wings will be assorted colors unless otherwise discussed.

Package can be customized! Just contact me to discuss your personal details and cost!

YOU KEEP THE PARTY FAVORS!

$275

Many colors of fairy wings available!

Garland Crown available in many colors!

!!!PIRATE PARTY PACKAGE!!!

I will arrive at your party in costume with pirate hats, eye patches, and swords for the whole party, and a red cape for the birthday kid! Each child will have their turn being transformed from an ordinary child into a swashbuckling pirate!

Package includes costumed face painter, one hour of face painting designs in the party theme, hats, swords and eye patches for 12 lucky kids, and a red cape for the birthday kid.

Pirate items available in pink as well!

Package can be customized! Just contact me to discuss your personal details and cost!

YOU KEEP THE PARTY FAVORS!

$275

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!

 

Seeing Red!

Recently I was contacted through my Etsy shop by a woman wanting a custom designed birthday party package. I make all sorts of party crowns, coordinating guest crowns and hats, birthday banners, and other party items. She was inspired by the red, personalized birthday crown for her daughter:

Red Felt Birthday Crown Personalized with Initial or Number

From this crown she told me she liked red and orange together, and asked if I could make ribbon tie party crowns for the guests with that color scheme? The twist being she was looking for crowns to coordinate with her daughter’s party, but also to be special occasion crowns for her family to wear during holidays and birthdays. She asked that I make them a suitable size for adults, and gussy up the ribbon tie crowns with appliques. I knew she was wanting something for long term use, something that will be pictured for years and will need to be sturdy and beautiful. NO PRESSURE, right?!?! *wipe the sweat from my brow* I took her request of appliques a step further, creating colorful three dimensional pieces adding class and pop that will wow her family and guests for years.

Adult or Child Sized Ribbon Tie Red Felt Birthday Heirloom Crown

Adult or Child Sized Ribbon Tie Red Felt Birthday Heirloom Butterfly Crown

Star Ribbon Tie Birthday Crown

Daisy Ribbon Tie Birthday Crown

These are just a sampling, she ordered eight. Just think how gorgeous her party is going to be! But wait, there’s a banner.

Felt Happy Birthday Banner available at Woo Who on Etsy

My camera batteries absolutely refused to squeeze out another photo, so the “birthday” of  “happy birthday” didn’t get taken, lol.

This type of crown and banner would work well with any type of party – baby shower, weddings, birthdays, heck even just for happy hour! Convo me to discuss your needs! Please be aware, custom orders require time, so please order well in advance of your event! Custom design or rush order charges may apply.

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Butterflies and Rainbows!

I sat down and cut out about a million butterflies one day not long ago, in lots of colors, and as I sat there admiring the beautiful pile of delicate wings and bodies I wondered, “what am I going to do with these?” Cause I have this problem of getting ahead of myself when I’m working. I throw myself into a project and start brainstorming, then my imagination gets cranked up, after a while the creativity high crashes and there I sit in a pile of materials ready to do…. Hmmm. Since I’m on a crown kick of course I leaned towards a party theme.

Rainbow Butterfly Princess Birthday Crown available at Woo Who on Etsy

Using a tiny cross-stitch in the center of each butterfly I stitched them onto a blank crown piece I had lying about from some earlier burst of production madness, and I must say the resulting butterfly crown is LOVELY. It has been very popular on Etsy,  featured in many treasuries, “favorited” a hundred times, and sales have been good too! 🙂 But did I stop there? NO. I had too many butterflies!

Next up, matching butterfly party hats!

Butterfly Party Hats available at Woo Who on Etsy

I stiffen my felt party hats so they retain their shape, then I stitch a thin, soft elastic strap to the base. These hats would look gorgeous adorning the birthday feast table awaiting guests!

What’s a birthday party without a banner?

Birthday Party Banner available at Woo Who on Etsy

All of my birthday crowns can be customized. Just because a banner, wand, or coordinated party hat isn’t in my shop doesn’t mean you can’t have it! I love custom orders. Being a mother of three, add to that a mother of a special needs child, sewing time can be difficult to work into my schedule! So while I make what I can my mind is overstocked with ideas and your custom orders give me an opportunity to make some of those ideas come to life!

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Revisiting Old Ideas

A while back I badly wanted to make felt butterfly wings WITHOUT wire and failed miserably. You may recall reading about my attempt. I used felt for the front and back of the wings, with felt inlays and sandwiched between the front and back I used a fusible fleece. All of these materials hold their shape very well, even in single layers. But the wings I developed were huge. The wings were beautiful and I was so excited – then the whole thing flopped when I tried it on my son. He was so disappointed – as was I! Fusible fleece ain’t cheap, and it had taken a considerable amount to try with the wings. I get mopey when things don’t work out. I sulked for a few months and worked on different projects for a while, then I returned to wings but on a smaller scale. I wanted to do dragon wings. And I wanted to make them without wire. I tried a number of different fusible options and finally success was mine! They were light. They were shapely yet flexible. They did not flop! Very strong and durable, they’ve passed adventure after adventure with flying colors! (pun intended!) So I’m going to return to making butterfly wings. But I want to know, do you like the idea of individual wings – one on each arm? I like the individual wings because the kids can actually flap their wings. Or do you prefer a solid wing with elastic shoulder straps, like traditional fairy wings? Hmmm… Lots to consider. I hope to have a couple of models to write about within the next couple of weeks. Leave me some feedback!!!

You Are My Sunshine

Today was just one of those tricky days. The weather was tricky – cold and yuck. The kids were tricky – crabby for lack of exercise. And I was tricky – grumpy because cold, gray days make me want to hole up behind my sewing machine and stay there watching CSI reruns and stitching. I managed to load us into the car and we hit Central Market for muffins. I told the kids they could get what ever they wanted. Central Market has chocolate everything and I assumed a chocolate something is what the kids would choose – except today was tricky and my assumption was wrong. Hazel went for a glazed cinnamon raisin bun, and Walter came unglued in his excitement at getting a blueberry muffin! Armed with a freshly ground bag of coffee and muffins we returned home to watch Peter Pan and clean the kids’ room. Again my assumption that their room would be a nightmare was proved false. We had so much fun cleaning and organizing!!! Definitely the most surprising highlight of my day. I had accepted that I wasn’t going to get anything new made, when again, life surprised me with a little gift of time and I cranked out what I’m going to call the first of My Sunshine series.

Summer Day Felt Child's Crown

The circle in the center can either feature a large summer flower, or the initial of the light of your life. In my case this crown is going to feature the letter “H” for my darling daughter, and I’ll make her a summer scepter and skirt to match. This crown and scepter will be available in my Etsy shop.

Don’t forget to enter to win a mini- Heart Felt Garland from yours truly! Just “like” us on Facebook and visit my Etsy shop. Leave a comment on the link below!

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Minding My OWN Business

I have been having so much fun playing with my kids, making candles and working on my daughter’s etsy shop I haven’t been getting much work done with my own business! So today I am going to Mind My OWN Business, and get to work on some super cute felt crowns. Now these haven’t been stitched up yet, but I wanted to give you a sense of my direction.

Pink and Red Hearts Felt Crown Available at Woo Who on Etsy

Of course a lovely Valentine’s themed crown with beautiful red and pink hearts secured with buttons.

Purple Flowers, Yellow Centers, Lime Green Butterfly available at Woo Who on Etsy

A spring time crown with beautiful purple flowers and lime green butterflies.

Red and Gold Hearts and Stars Super Hero Crown available at Woo Who on Etsy

This one celebrates the power of love! Red and gold together on a cream background – striking!

Pink and Red Flowerettes Felt Crown available at Woo Who on Etsy

This crown with the pink and red flowers was intense! I hand tied a faux pearl into the center of each flower. I tied them each individually so in the event one came off they wouldn’t all come off! But this meant hand tying twenty something flowers. Its lovely, truly, but I’m going to have to come up with a more time conserving option for my shop!

Since taking these pictures I’ve managed to sew everything down and stitch the crown itself – each crown has a lovely accent thread around the edge – pink, of course, for the hearts crown, lime green thread for the purple flower spring crown, and gold stitching on the Power of Love crown.

Have any thoughts on my crowns? Think they need a little something? I’d love to hear your opinions!

Soon to follow, coordinating star wands!

Don’t forget to enter to win a heart felt garland made by yours truly!