Wednesday, September 3, 2008

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL... AND GIVEAWAY TOO!

I know it's just the beginning of September, but here at my house, when school starts the Halloween planning begins. After all, we need something to look forward to, right? You can see from the photos below that for the past three years Frannie has opted to be a fairytale princess. Well, this past weekend we went to our nearest Joann's (about 25 miles away - for some reason they won't put one closer - arrrrgh!) and purchased our costume pattern and fabric for this year.


Snow White - 2005
(Would you believe I hand-sewed those red-sequins around each of the red tear drops on the sleeves individually. What was I thinking?!!)


Cinderella - 2006
(Thank goodness for Walmart - that's where I purchased all this gaudy fabric!)


Sleeping Beauty - 2007
(By the way, the trim at the bottom of this costume is vintage, from the 50's. I have oodles and oodles of it, that's why I didn't mind using it on a costume.)

? - 2008

So here's the deal: Make a comment and tell me who or what you think Frannie will be for Halloween 2008. All the people who guess correctly will have their names put into a hat, and on Wednesday, September 30th, at 8:00 pm EST, Frannie will pick a winner. If no one guesses correctly, then everyone's name will be put into the hat. Now, when you make your comment, make sure you specify which prize you would like. You may choose either a Halloween banner made by me (if you liked the cupcake banner at Sharon's party, then you'll probably like the Halloween one too (I can't show you a picture of it because I haven't completed it yet), or you may pick a bead knitted purse like the one shown in my post of Saturday, August 9th. It will be made out of these festive, fun and funky orange/silver-lined seed beads (they really sparkle!) - just right for the upcoming Halloween/harvest season.


Orange w/Silver Lining Size 11 Seed Beads

So keep those comments coming in girls. I love to hear from you all!

S.W.A.K.

57 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Ok, I'm going with Alice in Wonderland! And I'd like the knitted purse please LOL!

Jen said...

Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Purse too! How many times can I comment??

Jen said...

WOOHOO!

My next pick would be Jasmine from Aladdn.

BTW - I'm in CT too. Waaaay on the other side of the state though.

Jen said...

Next...

Ariel from Little Mermaid

Jen said...

Also, you are VERY talented with the needle and thread! My little girl (she's 3) is going to be a tomato this year (she loves them). A no-sew project for this sewing novice!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG look at Jen go!!! Does she wanna win or what??
I'm thinking that Frannie should go as ME! A Princess Blogger. LOLOL Just kidding Frannie. I think I'll pick Alice in Wonderland too. And I'd LOVE a Halloween banner.

Lorraine said...

....I am thinking she is going for a different look this year and going as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz....I would love the knitted purse - and if I win can I donate it to Jen?

Carla said...

LOL The Cupcake Queen. No, really, I was also thinking Dorothy. Both prizes are great so either one would do me. Your costumes of previous years are really cute.

Mary Anne Drury said...

I'm thinking something a little different this year ..... maybe a giant CUPCAKE ?!?
....AND all of Frannie's previous costumes are just the cutest things!! You are one talented Mom!

Jen said...

Nice out of the box thinking with Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz! Now why didn't I think of that one???

Jen said...

OOOOO! (Ga)Linda the good witch!!! Casting another vote toward the beaded purse!

peter said...

Has to be Cinderella....

Nan said...

Thank you for writing to me and telling me about your dee-lightful giveaway, Marsha! You're welcome for the comments, too! Miss Frannie is so adorable! I think Ariel the Little Mermaid would suit her very well. I like the other answers, too, but before I read them, Ariel came to mind. My granddaughter loves Ariel, too.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Belle from Beauty and the Beast. BTW, thanks for the lovely email! It sounds like we have loads of common projects right now! The beads will be a great touch.

Great costumes...does she realize how lucky she is?

quitecontrary1977 said...

Pocohontas! Pocohontas is totally cool! I'd like the banner for my very bare door!

Julie said...

Tinkerbelle! The bead knitted purse would be awesome!

Julia said...

Hi, Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment..
Yes my purse is much smaller than yours..mine has 9 panels of beads..
Well looks like jen has picked all the names, only one i can think of is Little Red Riding Hood..
Julia. Australia

peggy said...

I am going to guess
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz...only 'cause it's my favorite movie of all time......

Peggy in NJ

Dandelion Quilts said...

If we can enter again, I would also guess Alice in Wonderland.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh what the heck, and Ariel, too! LOL

Dandelion Quilts said...

Okay, me AGAIN...Tinkerbelle.

indiaartist said...

The Little Mermaid. I'd love to see the costume when you make it. Wonderful beaded purse, Ilove it.

Atticelf said...

I think she's going to retire from the Disney princess era and be Hannah Montana.

But in case I'm wrong, my next pick (for the beaded purse) would be Jasmine.

PunkiePie said...

Hannah Montana, the tween pop princess! GOOD ONE!

CakeEater said...

Ariel, The Little Mermaid

Cindy said...

My pick would be that she is going to be Snow White. I would love to purchase a Halloween banner if you are interested. I love fall and Halloween.

debbie said...

Belle is my all time fav princess!! She would make a lovely belle!!!

debbie said...

My 6yo fellow princess says Jasmine.
Btw I love the banners.

Toni said...

Wow you are a great seamstress! Maybe she will be a bride, thats what my granddaughter told be she wanted to be for dressup the other day. I love you banners. Toni

Carla said...

Wow Atticelf, Great guess! I can't stand Miley Cyrus but great guess! :)

sheddy said...

I guess little mermaid. Love the Halloween banner

MichelleB said...

I'm going to go with Belle. The costumes (and girl, of course) are adorable.

Sherri said...

My guess is Princess Jasmine from Aladdin!

AwtemNymf said...

Maybe something dark and different. Sayyyy- Malificient?
Just throwing it out there!
The bead knitted purse would be nice!
Thank you

Sandy said...

My guess would be Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I would love to win the Halloween Banner.

Donna said...

I say Jasmine from Aladdin. And I LOVE to have one of the knitted purses. Thanks!!

Jeanne said...

My guess is Belle from The Beauty & and The Beast. You make wonderful costumes!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I'm guessing Little Red Riding Hood. My choice would be the banner if I should win.

Carol said...

Hmmm, keeping with the Princess Theme, I'm going to guess Belle from Beauty and The Beast

dawnkristine said...

Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ. LOVE the purse!

Fiesta said...

wow, you can really create some beautiful costumes.your darling will appreciate that some day.
Hanna Montana she will be and I will take the lovely beaded purse,

Vacuum Queen said...

Hmmmm...well, my first thought would be that she is exactly like my own daughter and she will choose Ariel because mermaids are very "in" right now. BUT...I'm not making that my official guess. Instead...I'll venture to guess what my daughter has chosen...and I'll say she is going to be the equally frilly...FANCY NANCY!

I am currently sewing up the purple ruffly version of Fancy Nancy. Maybe we'll have to compare photos after I win this guessing game. :)

Vacuum Queen said...

oh shoot...forgot to say that I'd choose the banner, although the seed bead purse sounds lovely. Fancy Nancy...think about how cute that would be...
:)

Deb said...

It has to be Belle of Beauty and the Beast! She is a beautiful princess!

Barbara said...

I'm guessing Ariel, the Little Mermaid.....that's what my sweet grand wants to be. The beaded purse please.

Marsha said...

If the princess theme holds true, I'm guessing Belle from "Beauty and the Beast."

How many guesses do we get? 'Cause if we can have more than one, I'll put them all in here. My second guess is Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," and my third guess is Jasmine from "Aladdin." (And I'd be happy with either the purse or the banner, to tell the truth.)

No matter what she chooses, though, I've no doubt she'll be wearing a stunning costume!

(By the way, it's such a delight to see a blogger who shares my first name and, like me, spells it the right way! Heh.)

jan said...

Mirror, mirror on the Wall,
Whats she gonna be this Fall
Whatever it is, its gonna be fun
Because she has such a clever mum!

My GD says, Hannah Montana, so I will go with that. Although I wanted to choose Little Bo Peep. But maybe you don't know who that is across the pond.

You do beautiful work, she is a lucky girl.

craftydiane said...

I definitely think she will be Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I love the knitted purses and would love to have one.
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

PunkiePie said...

One more post from me... can't remember if I guessed this one. Tinkerbell. Maybe I'll be lucky! Again, beaded bag please, if I am the lucky winner.

Jen :)

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I think she is going to go as the twin of her American Girl doll. Your cupcake banner was amazing and so are those bags. I can't even knit a scarf.

Kim said...

I guess Ariel. She is so cute with her costumes so far. I woul love the banner. Thanks for sharing

Chikako said...

I have three girls and I made all those dresses myself.
I made all princess dresses except Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
I got very busy one year and I got Belle's dress at Disney store...
It's a Belle!
BTW, you did a great job choosing fabrics!

Chikako from Oregon

deb said...

Ok how bout the good witch from the wizard of oz, isnt her name Glenda?????

Ginny said...

My first thought was Belle, but I think it was because of your bead picture, lol. I'd love to win the purse if I'm correct!

Your daughter is gorgeous by the way, love all the princess costumes!

Ginny said...

Can we enter more then once? If so, my next guess would be Ariel. My daughter loves her!

Ginny said...

Alice in wonderland is what I wanted my oldest to be, but she is going as Vampira :) I will guess Alice.

Ginny said...

Ok one more then I'm done, Jasmine. I'm going for the bead purse :)