Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Fortune Teller's Tent Part 2

I was at Walmart to buy potting soil and and found these beach mats in the lawn and garden area for $1.97 each. Suddenly, I felt inspired to make a floor mat for the fortune teller's tent.



I sewed three mats together, creating a 5'X6' mat.



This is the table that will be used for the fortune teller, although not the same chair.



Rolled up and ready to travel.




Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Fortune Teller's Tent

This rag curtain will be the entrance to the fortune teller's tent.



This used to be a red Christmas candle lantern with fake greenery attached to the chimney. A new paint job and a battery-powered magnetic lightbulb make this perfect to help illuminate the fortune teller's tent.



This will hang on the back wall of the fortune teller's tent:


The chairs for the fortune teller and her client:

I painted two old wooden folding chairs black and added nice soft cushions.








The fortune teller's table:



Side table:










Saturday, April 18, 2020

Friday Date Night

Please join us for a special evening "out" during lockdown.

Your table is being readied for you.





The waiter will show you to your seat


and bring your appetizer.







Enjoy your meal!

The eclectic music is provided by various cars driving through the neighborhood just down hill.





Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Pennant Banners

I have made a lot of pennant in the past few months, because I think they are the easiest way to give a party a circus look.

There is a 40-foot long solid colored black and white banner to go around the fortune teller's tent and 50- foot long and 20-foot long banner with printed fabric, like the one being shown in the picture below, that will circle the dining tent. There are also a 100-food and a 50-foot matching banner to decorate the area where the tables will be outside the dining tent and smaller banners for the inside of the tent.






There are two 10-foot printed fabric banners to decorate random, undecided spots and a 5-foot one for the front of the bar. The bar banner and the ones for inside the dining tent have little lights sewn onto the point of each pennant.

This solid colored black and white banner has the name of the circus and various circus themed charms sewn onto the tip of each pennant.



Sunday, April 12, 2020

Our Spring Facial Fashion Show

I haven't done a lot of sewing lately. There has been surprisingly little time during the Covid19 crisis.
I have made a couple masks, though, so we can venture out into the World for shopping.

Here are our spring fashions:











My husband doesn't like the masks, so I gave him this scarf instead, which he says is much better.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Outdoor Dining Area

My plan is to have tables outside the tent where the food and wishing tree are. There are pennant banners to decorate that area, one that is 100 feet long and one that is 50 feet long, plus the following decorations:

 One large paper hot air balloon and two smaller ones,



Table centerpieces:




The template for the little paper circus tents can be found here: https://www.firstpalette.com/printable/circus-tent.html

The black stripes are just colored on with a sharpie.

The feathers are a section cut from a feather boa. There is a black boa and a white one.

I have three round white table cloths and three round black table cloths



These placemats were 80% off after Halloween. I now have 42 of them.



Crafty Crow