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 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!

Coordinating Party Accessories and Invitations

Etsy is such a lovely community, and the community is brought about by our wonderful customers. Recently Woo Who! was contacted and asked to create a felt birthday crown to match invitations purchased from another Etsy retailer, Olive and Star.

What a lovely invitation! And so fun to be able to collaborate on making such a special occasion perfect.

Just as Woo Who! has coordinating party items, Olive and Star has RSVP cards and cupcake toppers and other options that really put the icing on the cake!

If you are planning a party and need some ideas and help making your vision a reality, don’t hesitate to drop me a line! Woo Who!

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!

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!

Face Painting Kick Off

I am excited to announce Woo Who! is now offering face painting for your party or event! Convo me for details. 🙂

Want to see me in action? Head to the Iron Cactus at the Hill Country Galleria Saturday evenings! 🙂

Check out some of my recent work!

Black Fire Breathing Dream Dragon

Black Fire Breathing Dream Dragon

 

Cute 'n' Crazy Girlie Skull

 

One Eye Spider Man

One Eye Spider Man

 

Rainbow Face Paint

Rainbow Face Paint

 

Butterfly Eye Wings

Butterfly Eye Wings

 

 

 

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!

“LIKE” Woo Who on Facebook, come back and leave a comment here that you did so and I will give you a 10% off coupon code for use with your next order!

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!

https://woowhokids.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/heart-felt-valentines-garland/

Oh My Stars, Completed Crowns!

They look so great! I used a satin casing for the elastic in the back, and wow, it really makes things pop! Check them out!

 

Felt Crown Pink and Red Queen of Hearts available at Woo Who on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another one with the front and side views:

Felt Crown Purple Flower with Lime Green Butterfly Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And oh my stars, look at these!

Felt Crown Purple and Lime Green Stars Available at Woo Who on Etsy

 

Felt Crown Gold and Red Stars available at Woo Who on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The red one has sequins in the smaller hearts to add a bit of bling, the purple crown’s small stars have french knots in the center.

These were a lot of fun to make and I have ideas for about twenty more! I love custom orders, so if you’re in the market for a crown and see something that is ALMOST perfect, message me and lets chat!

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!