Monday, February 20, 2012

Mardi Gras Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Mardi Gras parade. I must warn you though while you may enjoy jumping up to catch beads, doubloons, cups, stuffed animals--whatever! Please yell at the float riders "Throw me something, Mister!" Bring a large, sturdy plastic or cloth bag to hold all the treasure you'll be catching - if you try to put all of your beads around your neck, you'll have a hard time standing up straight! Be prepared: some people get so overcome with excitement they will occasionally jump in front of you to grab what a rider has thrown to you. Don't get into a tug-o-war....there are many more floats on the way! If you're from far away, some visitors hold up a sign saying where they are from.. our local riders love to see people from far away have a good time and will throw to them to make sure they do!

The colors of Mardi Gras are: Purple which reprsents justice; Green which represents faith; and Gold which represents power.Mardi Gras is always held the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement ... and one big holiday in New Orleans! Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold; and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats. They sit on the ground throwing balls, playing music, having a picnic, and watching the crowds walk by between parades.

Instead of beads, coconuts (which apparently is the most prized throw from floats) and other baubles, we have a great sponsor:
$15 Gift Card for Treasure Box Designs ( They are asking you to stop by their blog and become a followr of their blog at They are having issues with their blog at this time but asking you become a follower! $50 Gift card from Anita Meadows Cannon
Sew, sit back with your beverage of choice, just keep in mind the police will be in full force watching for drunken lewdness as this is a family event! Feel free to watch in costume, as this is a festive hop!! If you have arrived from 
Jearise - on the parade route, then you are sitting at the best seat in the house! If you have just happened to be visiting me today, don't get me wrong as I always love visitors, I would love for you to start at the beginning of our parade route at Lynne, your hostess, at along with our marvelous co-hostess, Kimberly, at


I did a mask in non-conventional Mardi Gras colors!
I got this idea from Okie!
Feathers from Joanns
Indie art and plantin school cricut cartridge
prima flowers
Spare parts buttons 

Hope enjoyed my float in the parade. To continue on the parade route, Your next stop is the beginning I am the last stop. I would love for you to throw me your comments as to my tribute to Mardi Gras!


  1. This is a fabulous mask. Love the pattern and colors. Nice being in the hop with you.

  2. How adorable --- I love the shape as it looks sew much like a butterfly and am thrilled you were able to participate in the hop!! Thanks sew much for being part of this hop!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust!
    Her Craftiness

  3. so so sos cute love all these colors



  4. I love your mask! It is so pretty. I love the colors you used. I love the butterfly shape.You did a great job1 Thanks for sharing. Edwina brown

  5. Very cute!! I found you through a blog hop. I'm your newest follower. :)

  6. Oh my goodness, I just love your butterfly mask!! Very pretty ... Happy Fat Tuesday!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  7. How cute!!! love your mask...
    I love Mardi Gras,,I went 3 years in a row to LA in New Orleans,,didnt get to go this year!!!
    am a new follower!!

  8. Oh my goodness, what a pretty mask. I like the idea of turning the butterfly into the mask and the colors you chose look great. TFS Jearise

  9. What a wonderful Mask I love the shape and the papers you used It would be fun to wear this to a costume party!
    Big Blog hugs, Janet

  10. I love the shape! What a GREAT mask! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  11. Awesome mask! Anything goes on Mardi Gras!
    Miranda :)

  12. OOOO! This is so pretty! TFS CallyAnn

  13. Hi Angela! I need to confirm that you are still in the lineup for my blog hop tomorrow. I don't see the button on your blog yet so please log in to Facebook and confirm either way. Also, wanted to make sure you are still sponsoring some inkadinkadoo stamps as you had mentioned. Thanks so much!

    Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com