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Friday, March 29, 2013

Thank you for visiting!
I was unable to have the Easter Parade Contest this year
due to illness.  I hope to try to have it again next year.
Happy Easter!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest 2013

Wow!!!
I can't believe it has been 4 years
since the last Easter Bonnet  Contest!!!

I have had several requests to have another.
So, let's do it!!

More details coming soon....if you are new to
the contest...please feel free to look over the
2009 Easter Bonnet  Contest blog posts.
And by all means check out the blogs from the
creative ladies that entered their bonnets that year.

I will be posting more information about this years
contest in the coming days.....stay tuned!!

Happy Early Spring!!!
Bobbie  
     
  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thank You For Visiting...

Thank you for visiting
"Easter Bonnets On Parade" 2009!

A fun blog/contest  started 2 years ago......
Check out the wonderful Easter  bonnets below.....it was so much fun to see so much creativity.
Happy Easter!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter: 2009


The golden Easter Bunnie has made his deliveries
and this years
Easter Bonnet Parade may be over, but there
is always more wonderful creations to see from the
talented ladies listed below. Please continue to
visit their Blogs..Etsy store...Lollishops and Websites.
They have so much to offer.
My name is Bobbie and I hosted this event. It has been
so much fun and I can't wait to do it again. You can
visit me at Creativelifediary@typepad.com or email me @
Creativelifediary@gmail.com with any comments or suggestions.
Have a Beautiful and Safe Easter Weekend.
XOXOX
Bobbie

Monday, March 30, 2009

Congratulations!!!!!

Announcing the Top Three Favorites from the
"2009 Easter Bonnets on Parade"

They are as follows: Top Fan Favorite goes to:
Congratulations:
Nan of House of Frog Hollow

She entered this royal Easter Bonnet Crown.
Nan made this crown with crepe paper and several types of ribbon on a wire base. It has hand stained hydrangea petals with swarvoski crystal centers and various other embellishments.

Nan the "Golden Easter Bunny" is hopping your

way with a basket full of Spring Goodies!
Congratulations!!!!!

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Next in the Fan Favorite line up is:
Ann-Denise Anderson
She entered this wonderful whimsical bonnet below
into the Easter Bonnet Contest!
She has a darling blog: Whim And Fancy Designs
and
You can find more of her creations on her
Etsy Shop: Whim Fancy Designs



Congratulations Ann you have won a beautiful
spring time shop banner by
Dale of "Sea Dream Studios"
To see more of Dale's Art, please visit these locations:
lollishops.com/seadreamstudio
Sea Dream's Studio Shop on Etsy
or her wonderful blog: dalemclain.blogspot

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Your next Fan Favorite:
Chelsea Ann's
Keepsake Cakes Shop
Chelsea Ann's unique Easter Bonnet was created using an old straw hat, along with yards and yards of sweet ruffly goodness. You can find out more about the bonnet and Chelsea Ann's Keepsake Cake items by visiting her Lollishops:
lollishops.com/ittybittybirdy
or
lollishops.com/keepsakecakes
and on her blogs

itty bitty birdy or Keepsake Cakes

Congratulations!!!
Chelsea Ann you will be receiving a
One Of A Kind Spring Time Creation
that Scrappy Jessi designed
especially for the Easter Bonnet Parade Contest!!!!

You can see more of Jessi's awesome creations at her:
Scrappy Jessi's Lollishop
or visit her blog:
Scrappy Jessi
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All Easter Bonnet Entries were placed in a drawing and this morning
the winner was drawn from those Entries:
Congratulations:
Laurie Gift of Madame Blueberry Designs
She entered this wonderful crocheted bonnet.












You can see more of her work in her Etsy Store:
Madame Blueberry

Congratulations Laurie:
The Chocolate Easter Bunny will be visiting you very soon!!

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Surprise there are more winners:
Yes...I said more winners:

If you posted yourself as a Follower on this blog you were
also entered into a drawing this morning!!
And the Winner of the Followers Drawing is:
Congratulations:
Becs:
Rebecca Rose Designs

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If you left a comment during the past month on the
Easter Bonnet Parade Blog
you too were entered into a drawing this morning!

And the Winner of the Comment Drawing is:

Amanda:
Maygreen-Fairies

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One last surprise....If you took the time to vote
for these wonderful entries this past weekend...
you too, were entered into a drawing.

The Winner of the "Vote for My Easter Bonnet" Drawing is

Marlene!!
Queen Bee Of Creativity
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Congratulations to all the drawing winners I will be in contact.
I have some special Spring Treats coming your Way!!!!

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And to everyone...who entered, followed, commented,
supported, voted, donated I thank you...this has been so much fun and I have made so many new and wonderful friends. It is amazing the amount of unbelievable, talented and creative ladies that are out there. I appreciate you sharing it with all of us!!
Best Wishes Always,
Bobbie
Below is the list of wonderful ladies that
entered this years Easter Bonnet Contest!!!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Votes are being Counted!!!

Thank you to those that entered and to those that commented through out
the contest. And to those of you who took the time to vote this weekend many thanks!!!

The top three will be announced at 11:59 am Monday, March 30, 2009!!!
Plus some surprises!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Let the Parade and Voting Begin!!!

"EASTER BONNET PARADE"
Voting for your Favorite Easter Bonnet
has begun!!!!! Send your vote to
Creativelifediary@gmail.com
All entries are listed just to the side>>>>>>
Click each one to see their amazing entries
or just scroll through the following posts below!

Voting runs through Sunday at Midnight!!
Winners will be announced Monday Morning!!
Plus some fun surprises!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest


Ann-Denise Anderson
has entered these wonderful whimsical bonnets
into the Easter Bonnet Contest!
She has a darling blog: Whim And Fancy Designs
and
You can find more of her creations on her
Etsy Shop: Whim Fancy Designs

















Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest

Valerie has just entered her "Little Blue Floral" bonnet modeled by her very own Stuart Little. Isn't he adorable!!
Valerie has more darling photos of her puppies on her blog: http://queenschocolate.blogspot.com/

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest

This unique Easter Bonnet was created using an old straw hat, along with yards and yards of sweet ruffly goodness. You can find out more about the bonnet and more of Chelsea Ann's Keepsake Cake items by visiting her Lollishops www.lollishops.com/ittybittybirdy or www.lollishops.com/keepsakecakes and on her blogs
itty bitty birdy or Keepsake Cakes
Chelsea Ann says she is currently working on a new collection of hats and accessories inspired by this first bonnet, which will soon be available in her Keepsake Cakes Shop. The collection will come in many different colors and be quite affordable. Not just for Easter, Chelsea Ann's Bonnet's would be perfect for flower girls or a must for any tea party!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest


Rachel of
"Think Outside the Box"
has entered two wonderful and creative
Easter Bonnets. Both have many uses
and are so darling.


This is an adorable paper mache bunny ears Easter Bonnet that doubles as a hat box. And would be fabulous as an unique and one of a kind Easter Basket!!!

What an adorable Easter Bonnet felt hair clip. It is hand cut from two layers of contrasting felt in shades of baby blue and powder pink. Front of clip crafted with pink felt while the blue layer peeks out under the hat's brim.
Large snap-clip has been covered in felt and carefully sewn to hat back.

Clip measures 3 1/2" W X 1 3/4"L. Can be worn year-round but would look super adorable combined with your little one's special Easter outfit...clip can also be snapped onto a plain headband for added use!

You can find more of Rachel's Creativity at:

Rachel's ETSY SHOP
Rachel's LOLLISHOPS

Rachel's FLICKR
Rachel's BLOG
Rachel's TWITTER



Monday, March 23, 2009

Five Days and Counting....

Just 5 more days and the voting will begin!! All Bonnets should be in the line up no later than 11:59 pm Friday night. The parade & voting starts at 12:00 am Saturday morning through Sunday night at 11:59 pm. Winners and Prizes will be announced Monday morning!! This has been a lot of fun and I have had so many wonderful comments and feed back. Thank you ALL!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest

Just entered this amazing spring Easter Bonnet into the Parade. Tracy calls it here Garden style bonnet. It can be used as a table decoration or on a door or however you choose! She is listing the bonnet in her Lollishop
http://www.lollishops.com/tiedupmemories
She also has an Etsy store w
ww.tiedupmemories.etsy.com
and a wonderful blog that should not be missed! http://www.tiedupmemories.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I received this entry into the Easter Parade from Cyndee of Sew Granny Sew and couldn't resist posting all of these wonderful bonnets. The email I received is below...I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Hi, Thanks for making available an online "Easter Parade". My name is Cyndee and I create under the name"Sew Gra nny Sew". I have a brick and mortar and also a website - but the website is under construction. www.sewgrannysew.goods.officelive.com I created several little girls straw bonnets - flower, tulle, and organdy ribbon adorned, for a themed community function being held tomorrow (Mar 22). I have offered these bonnets for several years and they are sooo popular. I remember my sister and I wearing matching Easter outfits in the 50's - white organdy dress, navy trimmed in white linen coat, black mary jane shoes & white nylon cuffed socks, and white floral bonnet. These were purchased bonnets, but when we started school we made our own Easter bonnets for the yearly parade and competition We used whatever we could find for the hat base, but if we located a sombrero we thought we were the luckiest kid in school because it could hold so much "stuff" on the brim - plastic straw, eggs, peep chicks, jelly beans, bunnies, whatever we could get to hang on for dear lifes sake [nothing alive of course - I don't think :)]

I have attached several pics of this years 2009 line of bonnets - you can use whichever pics you want - my favorite is the multi-floral that goes all the way around the brim - I also adore the tulle and ribbon poufs and bow with streamers in the back. I thought you and your fellow bloggers may enjoy looking at them as much as I have enjoyed admiring those that have been posted so far. Cyndee - Sew Granny Sew
How many of us remember the same
things that Cyndee wrote about. Mary Janes, White socks or tights if it were cold, Bonnet and of course the matching gloves. My Favorite dresses always had the dress coat with the sleeveless dress.

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest

Our first entry on this Saturday morning comes from Mary of Bella Jane Originals. She says this adorable bonnet was created using a vintage bed sheet, she added a band using Easter bunnie fabric. Mary embellished the the bonnet using a vinatge crystal button to place in the middle of the colorful floral accent!!!
You can see more of Mary 's designs on her website: Bellajaneorigninals.com & her esty store: Bella Jane Originals.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest

Who would have thought that this gorgeous spring - Easter Bonnet is a sticky note holder.
Pearls, Glitter, Ribbon, Lace, paper doily, Pink Roses was the combination that

Deanna of
Our Cozy Country Cottage
used to created this lovely spring bonnet pad holder.


Easter Bonnet Parade Contest


Nan of House of Frog Hollow

has entered this royal Easter Bonnet Crown.

She credits learning this technique from Holly of Holly Doodle Designs. Nan made this crown with crepe paper and several types of ribbon on a wire base. It's very sturdy and comfortable to wear. It has hand stained hydrangea petals with swarvoski crystal centers and various other embellishments.

This Gorgeous Crown would make even the

Queen of England herself envious!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Easter Bonnet Parade Contest

This wonderful Easter Bonnet
entry was sent in by

Deanna Huggard
Vintage Looking Glass
Full of Fun and Flair the more
you look at this bonnet the more you
discover...bunnies, eggs, ribbons, chicks the list goes on & on!!!





Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Little Miss Shamrock Queen seems to already have her bonnet created for the
St. Patties Day Parade
and Easter Bonnet Parade!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to All!

This colorful Easter bonnet was sent in by Laurie Gift of Madame Blueberry Designs
and is crocheted out of variegated cotton yarn, in shades of pink, orange, yellow, green and white. The inside of the rolled brim measures 19 1/2" without stretching. A fun cotton flower measuring 8 1/2" is pinned to the side of the hat, or can be moved to a jacket for a coordinated look.
See more of her work in her Etsy Store: Madame Blueberry Designs.


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These two precious bonnets were entered by
Laurie of Bewitched Magic Designs..
She says, both bonnets were created using crepe paper and various ribbon, netting and adorable embellishments. To See more of Laurie's designs visit:
her Lollishop: Bewitched Magic Designs
or her Etsy Store:
Bewitched Magic.