A couple of weeks ago we took Toot to see The Wiggles, live in concert. We had an amazing time and Toot even got to meet Sam Wiggle! One of the things they encourage you to do is bring gifts for the different characters like roses for Dorothy, bones for Wags the Dog, etc.
Most people bring artificial roses (or real ones) and some of The Wiggles will go out into the audience to collect them, which is how Toot met Sam. So you know, I couldn't just go buy roses and have Toot hand them over because that would be too simple and easy, right?
First of all, I made a birthday card for The Wiggles (since this is their 20th anniversary). I'd like to apologize in advance to all the card makers in the audience for this card. It's not great but in my defense: I made it last minute...also, I suck at making cards.
So yeah, a bunch of stickers and stuff. :P BUT I just HAD to have SOMEONE around there see Toot in the dress and hat I made so I attached a picture of her on the inside. Shameless, I know...
As for the roses for Dorothy, I of course went the complicated, time consuming route and made her a crown. They call her the "Queen of the Roses" so that's where the inspiration came from. I didn't go all nuts on it because I figure, realistically they just toss all the stuff they get so there you go. I spray painted a wooden crown gold and then added some sparkly things.
I also crocheted a rose and cushion for it to sit on. Sewed them together, glued them to the inside of the crown, ta da!
I figure, they must at least look at everything before it gets tossed, right? So here's hoping someone saw this thing before that happened. lol But it's all good, Toot had a great time and that's all that matters...