Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!


I am officially 50 today, but my big party is tomorrow
and it's no mere "let's do lunch".
There will be "hats" and party favors!
A couple days ago I spent the evening making hair fascinators.
I have a gross (a case!) of cardboard Mickey Mouse ear headbands that I remade
into sparkly party wear by tearing off the ears and adding
salvaged ribbon, gold foil doilies, feathers and mylar curling ribbon.
In other words, "junk" I had on hand. :)
Too much is never enough.
And somehow I had enough materials (and energy!) to make 20 of these
in one sitting.

Not to be left out, Rebecca requested a special one for herself,
with plastic gems hotglued to the band.
She was happy to model it for you.

She wore it to school the next day and now all of the girls (and a few boys!)
want her to make one for them too.
I have plenty of headbands and can probably find some
Christmas ribbon stashed away somewhere,
so it's possible that I could fill their requests.
I'm out of plastic gems, but the ribbon is sparkle enough.
These were so fun (and cheap) to make, I could happily make more.
Wish I could say that I have less to pack now, but ribbon doesn't take up much room.
And I still have about 80 Mickey Mouse ear head bands!
It's official now.
We are moving in two weeks and I have yet to pack anything!
I'm more concerned about celebrating my birthday! ha!
I'll still except "50" photos if you find any.
I'll be 50 all year!


Joanna said...

Oh wow, moving again so soon?!

Loving the headbands, I hope we get to see a photo of all your party gals wearing them! Rebecca's is quite beautiful.


ps since you asked for '50' photos there has been a distinct lack of them round these parts, I'll keep looking!

~*~Patty S said...

Happy Happy Birthday to You Dear Nathalie...May it shimmer glimmer flare...May the warmest Birthday memories fill the Birthday air!

and from the looks of it that is already happening!

Enjoy*Enjoy you spring chicken you!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Nathalie, Happy Birthday to you!!! I'm praying for a blessed day and party for you!
And for goodness sake WHY?! would you pack when there are festive head bands to be made?!

Jill said...

missing from my last post. :)

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!!

Lorrie Orr said...

It's late here already. I hope you've had a wonderfully celebratory day.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Happy happy Happy Birthday to a wonderful artist! Looks like you will be ready to party! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Linda said...

I hope it was a wonderful day! I know it was!!!!! 50 is a good decade!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy belated birthday, Nathalie. I'm thrilled to be able to wish you a great birthday, even if it's a few days late. BTW, I love those glasses Patty sent. They are SO you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to have missed your birthday. Looks like you celebrated in high style, and with the best. Happy birthday, no matter if I am late!

daysease said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! and, Happy almost Birthday! Yay! Hug!