Down Here in New Orleans
Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on a top secret Disney project. It started with a desire to have something unique for Dapper Day, and spawned into a massive endeavor creating multiple variations. Originally I intended to debut the first of my creations on Valentine’s Day, but when I spied Mardi Gras on the calendar, I couldn’t help debuting a more recent creation. What is this top secret project? Disney parasols!
With it being Mardi Gras, and Disneyland having its very own Big Easy, I decided to visit the park and Disneybound as Princess and the Frog’s Charlotte La Bouff, Tiana’s near and dear friend, who begs Tiana to whip up some of her “man catchin’ beignets” so she can snag herself a prince. Also, this parasol design is pretty much an ode to my love of beignets.
I also thought this the perfect opportunity to visit with some of the characters from Princess and the Frog, including the Shadow Man himself, Dr. Facilier, Tiana and that jazz loving gator, Louis, who is also a mighty fine dancer!
I have completed a few more Disney inspired parasols that you’ll see pop up, and have a long list of others that I am planning on creating. I also made a mate to this one, featuring Tiana and her beignets, which I made as a gift for fellow Disney lover and blogger, Carla of Tiny Angry Crafter. I hope she and I can visit together soon with them.
Dress: Wanderlust, Portland, Oregon
Bangles & Scarf: Don’t remember…
Mardi Gras Pin & Purse: Disneyland
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6 comments on “Down Here in New Orleans”
Your Lottie Disneybound is tooo dang cute! And how perfect your parasol looks with it! I’m excited to make a Tiana Disneybound, but lets be real, anytime I’m in yellow in the parks “Love your Tiana-bound!”
I’m going to make happy noises at you when I get mine, you’re too sweet! <3 <3 <3
So cute! I adore beignets too! nom nom nom I love staying at the Port Orleans hotel at WDW just so I could have beignets everyday for breakfast!
You painted that? Wow! SO good!
So creative, I love your parasol and what a perfect topper to your outfit!
I love your parasols, can’t wait to see the others. Your dress is cute too. Looks like you had a lot of fun makes me wish I lived near a Disney park 😉
Phenomenal job on your handmade parasol. It’s is so creative, fun and original!
This outfit is splendidly cute and looks super pretty on you, my dear friend.