Tuesday, 11 August 2009

It started with this...

One of the big projects that I've been working on is finally coming to completion. My Fairy Godmother, Fiona, who I have been working with since May (more about her another time), has got us involved in an amazing project.

Fiona has lots of contacts in the business and one such contact needed someone to be involved in making masks for a children's float at The Notting Hill Carnival. I've been thinking, eating, dreaming masks ever since and finally this week they are just about done.
It's been an amazing project to be working on and have teamed up with one of my lovely stockists, Amy, from Ribbon Circus, who has generously provided all the embellishments for the masks.
I designed mask kits that the children will collect next week and make their own mask to wear at the Carnival. I'm so excited to be involved in this project and if you go along to the Carnival and see the Bigga Fish Float you may just catch our banner on the side of it. (If you do, please take a piccie - I'm unfortunately on holiday and will miss the whole thing :-( ) There's also going to be a surprise Celebrity, that I've designed a mask for, leading the proccession. All good exciting stuff.

On Sunday we had a mad, mask cutting, kit building extravanganza around my kitchen table, aided by Fiona and her beautiful assistant, Chandni, along with my own fair 3 willing assistants and today Chandni and I got the finishing touches done.


There's lots going on at the moment and no sooner is this completed than we are onto the next. But I can't tell you about that just now...

10 comments:

Tara said...

Man alive you HAVE been busy! Beautifully done, as all your things are. x

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Oh clever you - I'm so proud!!! What a tremendous thing to be involved in, looks like an awful lot of work but you're going to be giving the kids so much enjoyment!

One Flew Over said...

Oh WOW Karen! Speaking form experience this will be a HUGE hit at the carnival!!

Julie said...

Hello People, I was on a holiday for a month just passing by read this interesting post its great to see that every thing here is getting more lively...thanks a lot for these keep them coming....

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meplusmolly said...

Wow! what a fantastic project to be involved in. These look like they will be amazing fun for them all to make. fab work busy lady! ;0

Vixanne said...

Wow! Super busy and very colourful :) This inspired me to get my little one (3yrs) making masks this afternoon, so I hope you don't mind, but I mentioned you in my blog. Keep up the lovely work :)

Kylie said...

Oh boy! That is full-on busy. They do look fabulous, though, and will be so loved :) K

down and out chic said...

wow, this looks like an incredible amount of work. how much fun!

Jack said...

HAY! great to know about this...such a nice work...really i like your blog..its amazing to visit your blog..
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Susan said...

those look like so much fun! what a neat idea!