Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Song of the day: Masquerade from Phantom of the Opera

Hey there all! It’s been a few days since I’ve posted, but I’ve got something fun. J My husband’s school held a Masquerade Ball this last weekend and we were each charged with making our own mask. I, being the good little girl, bought my stuff weeks ahead of time. I wanted to make a leather mask that was molded to my face. So, I went to my closest craft store and found some leather. I asked everyone if this would mold to my face when wet and they said a very resounding, “yes!”. The answer, people, was actually, “NO”!!!!
It did not mold to my face.
And while I was a “good little girl” to get all of this stuff weeks ahead of time, I was a bad little girl who did not make it/try to make it very far ahead of time. I did it two days before the ball. Gasp!
I had this awesome tutorial that I was able to mostly follow. Here’s the link: awesome leather mask!!
But, since I didn’t have the right kind of leather, and no time to speak of to go out and get said leather, I had to totally Gerry rig the back. It wasn’t too bad, though. I had black fabric and pipe cleaner on hand, plus some awesome heavy duty Loctight super glue. It looks pretty janky from the back, but nobody got to see that part (yay me!)

I fixed the rest of my mask up with little jewels and some feathers which I crimped onto embroidery floss. I think the end effect is pretty nice.

I know you are all looking at my husband’s mask right about now and asking, “Holy cow! Did she make that?” The answer to that is also a “No”. J My husband bought that mask years ago at the Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire when it was at the Nut Tree. This was also before we got married and worked at the same Sticky Buns Booth. Actually, that was the year we got engaged.  ;)


  1. I'm confused, you guys both worked at a renaissance faire in North Carolina? I thought you worked together in Cali?

  2. You're such a goof, Danielle! I put Northern California. ;)