Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Friday, September 23, 2011

Be Magical......

I Love all things Magical and Make Believe...Halloween is the Perfect Opportunity for us All to be Creative and Magical.

Last week it became cool enough to wear long sleeves after such a hot summer! 
Then I knew...fall was on the way! 
I love Spring sooo much because it is a time of renewal. Even though it also brings the anniversary of losing my husband, I can take heart in all the green coming back to us. 
Then I love the summer with long summer nights on the deck and cook-outs with friends, but then the coolness returns to the air again and I long for hearty meals, fires in the fireplace and crispy leaves. (OK raking is NOT fun, but you can't have EVERYTHING, right?).
I thought I'd share the witches hat I made a couple years ago. 
I was invited to a really fun Halloween party....all women and our costume was to merely to wear a witches hat. What fun! 
What a great platform for creativity and embellishment and oh yes BEING MAGICAL!!!!  
Found the hat at a Halloween store, black flowers and crow at Michaels, black netting at JoAnns and I was off.

Okay I'll admit, I have an embellishment flaw....I love glitter. I try hard to keep it in hand, but sometimes it just rears it's head..... I glittered all the flowers and leaves! 
Turns out I think it looks fun. 
I remembered I had the butterfly from another trip to Michaels and 
since I wanted a Earthy Witch approach I added it. Butterflies have a special significance to my daughter Dani and I.
Ok as we get to know each other I will reveal things about myself..... one is I love old 1940's movies. As a result I love those hats especially with veils, love them! So mysterious and sexy! Sooo I added a veil, but to the back and although I prefer the front it worked better this way. I used netting and glued black leaves to it and oh yeah I glittered those too!
The last touch, Poe, the Raven, all right he's a crow! Raven just sounds so much more...well...MAGICAL!
 Now every Halloween I wear my hat to answer the door! Fun huh?

Halloween is our chance for make believe. Make believe is good at any age so be creative....make believe....and please be magical!

The post is linked to:
Thrift Decor Chick
My Romantic Home


  1. I don't think you have an "embellishment flaw", the bright glitter makes this hat! I bet you had the best hat at the party :)

  2. Love your hat I am a newbie came over from The Shabby Creek Cottage!!! Loving your blog!

  3. LOVE it!!! Hands down the best witch hat I've seen! When you are not wearing it to a party you should stage it somewhere in your house as a decoration!

    P.S. I love all of those 40's movies too! :)

  4. What a fantastical hat! Was the twist in the top of the hat there when you purchased it, or did you put that in? I simply love it.