Goodbye 2010.

Goodbye 2010

We’re going to be ringing in the new year at a masquerade party that I’m sure is going to be an outrageously fun event! Cam and Lily knew exactly what they wanted when it came to designing a mask for the party. They both drew up sketches for me to make into hard copy with wool felt and embroidery thread. Lily is a Mis Mew Kitty.

Mis Mew

Cam’s mask is a native frog.

A bit big for Lily

Leif wasn’t sure what kind of mask he wanted. He hummed and hawed and finally I started to make some suggestions. He could be a cat like Lily, or a bat, or a wolf, or a… bird? Yes, he liked the bird idea. So did I.

Birdie Leif

I had to think hard about what to make for myself. My glasses could really hinder wearing a mask for more than a couple minutes and I also don’t want it to get in the way of my dedicated click click clicking of photo taking. I decided to make another flaming red beard, like the one in the disguise kit I made, but added some flaming red eyebrows to match. Nice.

My goodness.

I think they all turned out so well! I’m excited and proud to share!

2011 Masks

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17 Responses to Hello 2011.

  1. Rosina says:

    Oh these are absolutely fantastic Annie!!! I made the kids some wooly mustaches and beards for Christmas after seeing your earlier post but these are even better. Love the kitty & birdy masks. So cute :) You guys are going to have so much fun ringing in the new year in those!

  2. Debbie says:

    Wow…they are all great Annie. You are so talented.

    When you started talking about the New Year I was thinking, “Well, she’s getting a head start on things…it’s not until next week.” YIKES! It’s sooner than that. I’m so confused having Fred home. :)

    Happy New Year to you, my friend. So glad to have gotten to know you better in 2010. I’m excited to live and learn with you in 2011.

    Much love,

    ps – Leif is the CUTEST bird. xo

  3. Kim says:

    These masks are fabulous! I always leave your blog feeling so inspired… whether it be to try a new recipe, a new craft or….

    Happy new year!

  4. Vanessa says:

    these are really cool!
    what a fun idea for a new year’s eve party. I will have to keep that in mind should we ever host our own.

  5. debra says:

    Those are FANTASTIC!!!!! Dan tried his hand at making the glasses this year for the girls’ stockings, designed after yours…I’ll see if I got any good photos and post them! I just love your creativity…very inspiring. Great way to ring in the new…

    (do you have a good source for wool felt online that you’d want to share?)

  6. Barbara says:

    those masks are so awesome! happy new year to you and yours :)

  7. Sarah says:

    Oh Annie these are brilliant! you are very clever.
    I guffawed when I saw your facial hair mask… funny! If only I truly needed a mask to have a moustache like that LOL ;)

    Happy New year to you all, lots of love Sarah xxx

  8. Hillary says:

    Found you via Mama Om and was delighted to see those masks! Very nice.

  9. I love these! We were going to go to a masquerade party last night too but opted to do some other things earlier in the week instead. Thanks for getting me thinking about what we could do next year!

  10. jenny says:

    Annie, you are the mask queen! I LOVE THESE! I hope you had fun at your party :) Sounds like a hoot!

  11. Annie says:

    Thank you so much, everyone! We just got home from the weekend away. It was an incredible trip leaving both Cam and Lily eager to move to this remote boat/plane access only community.

    Happy new year to you all! xx

    Debra- I’ve been buying my felt from Bear Dance Crafts.

  12. martin says:

    I wish every one a very happy and prosperous New Year. It is that time of the year where we open our hearts and hands and welcome this new year with a blast. This masks are really adorable. You are really very talented and you have an amazing sense of design and creativity.

  13. Alissa J says:

    Oooh, you’re such an inspiration. I love this!

  14. Kelly says:

    Completely fabulous Annie!
    Loved your creativity incorporating the glasses :)

  15. Colleen says:

    Hi Annie,
    I just realized that although I gave you credit for your beards on my blog I did forget to get your permission first. I am terribly sorry, and am asking your permission now. If you want me to remove my post, please let me know. You can see the one I mean here


  16. Annie says:

    So great to see your post, Colleen! The beards look awesome! Of course don’t remove the post. I’m just out of town at the moment and hope to have a better look when I get home… xx

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