Sunday, May 2, 2010

blogger's fortune teller



Did you ever make paper cootie catchers as a child?



Perhaps you called them fortune tellers?



We sort of have one too many projects going on around here. I needed a little play time.


Click to enlarge

I found myself folding a pretty paper into a fortune teller, and then decided to make the answers relate to blogging.



Like any good blogger, I was compelled to take photos . . .



to share with others I knew could appreciate playing with paper.





For this I feel very fortunate.

xo
elyse

{Folding instructions found here.}

57 comments:

Bethany Nestmaker said...

I love your sweet cootie catcher. It brings back memories from grade school.

Lori said...

hee hee...yes, i remember making those...you are too cute Elyse!!!

Cindy said...

About 2 months ago..we had this discussion on facebook..between old high school friends..One of the girls had saved a ton of those from school and dug them out of her attic..they were quite hilarious!!

Thanks for sharing.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Country Dreaming said...

I remember these. How much fun are they.

Have a great week!

Melinda

Julie said...

How adorable! Thanks for making a cootie catcher just for us, Elyse! I want to make one, now!

I know what you mean...when there's too much to do (you should see my work table right now...!)you just have to play for a little bit! Well done

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!

stefanie said...

oooo, those were sooooo fun!!!! thanks for memories

Lisa said...

Super cute! You are very crafty! Have fun with your fortunes!
Hugs,Lisa

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I love your fortune teller, Elyse!

debi said...

It looks like you're having too much fun today!

I made cootie catchers all the time as a girl....of course, they were never THAT pretty! teehee

Kimberly said...

So, so cute! Very fun!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Yes I do remember making them. I loved them as a kid. I think they would be a fun thing to have at a tea party or luncheon as a converstation starter. Maybe make them into questions that everyone can answer.

Hugs,
Joanne

Pink Princess said...

OH yes I remember making many of these in school, lol. Thanks for the reminder ♥

It's me said...

O yeh ! i remember !!

Nice done ! thanks for share.........hugs from Ria

Theresa said...

Yes I did make these and we did call them cootie catchers:) You can even make those beautiful, Elyse! Have a blessed day my friend!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh how fun! I was hoping I'd get the one that said "Mike likes you!" ♥

Katy Noelle said...

These are so brilliant!!! How sweet the sentiments and the pretty paper are and, now, I'm all happy! and, btw, once a month, we have a cootie catcher making frenzy around here. Except, with young boys, the fortunes are truly ridiculous!

Love, katy x

Scrap for Joy said...

Boy-I haven't thought about fortune tellers for 100 years. Yous is cuter than cute Elyse! I love Joanne's suggestion about using them as conversation starters.
Hope you get everythting accomplished that you want to this week.
xoxo
Joyce

Kim said...

Oh my gosh! Those are a blast from the past. Yours is just adorable.

Claudia said...

Adorable. I remember these - we called them something like fortune tellers! They always involved boys - secret crushes!

xo
Claudia

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

You are just too cute. I love this! Brings back a lot of memories!

GardenofDaisies said...

Cute! I used to make these all the time when I was a girl, and my daughter did too

Zuzu said...

So sweet! I do remember playing with these. LOVE your paper choices, Elyse! :)

Cottage Rose said...

OH wow I remember those.. so much fun we had playing with them... I don't remember how to fold them any more,,,, so thanks for the how too.. Love the pretty paper.

Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Beach Vintage said...

I so remember making these. I love them, thanks for bringing back all the memories.

tales from an oc cottage said...

OMG! Billy like you!!! Hee hee! :]
This is too funny! I wanted to make one from a book page but I am a "foldtard"!

m ^..^

Dumpster Decorators said...

Much nicer then the ones made out of loose leaf paper.

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

Okay Elyse you are just too cute you crack me up! My ten year old is totally into those with her friends right now. Ahhhhh the memories. Have a great day.

Julie Ann said...

he he he!! I remember these!! I don't remember what we called them though... The next time you're having play time, you should create a pretty MASH board!! :)

koralee said...

I love these sweet ones...I make them all the time..my students love them...ours never look as adorable as yours. xoxoxox

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I never did one as a kid, and remember when I was really small, that I thought they really told fortunes. I guess I never figured out how to make one when I was bigger so I didn't spoil the magic.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Elyse, you just brought back some fun memories as a little girl! Mine would say things like:

who will you marry? (boys names included)

where will you live?

how many children will you have?

what kind of house will you live in?

...ah memories! I think these little cootie catcher/fortune teller will be around for a long time! Yours is the sweetest one I have ever seen!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Rosemary said...

So cute!
Rosemary

Roberta said...

So darned cute and I love the paper you used Elyse! Oh the memories this brings back. By the time we passed it back and forth and wrote and rewrote, the words were barely legible. That was our way of texting way back then. ha
xo

Bethany said...

Elyse,
Thank you for your sweet comments and sending all those lovely ladies my way. I am so honored to meet you all.
Warmly,
Bethany

Mary Ellen said...

What a cute idea!! I remember making these as a girl and putting different boys names in as who like you!

I went over to Bethany's sweet blog- you are right such a pretty blog!

bee blessed
mary

LissyLou said...

i loved them as a child!!! that is the prettiest one i've ever seen!!!

Bumpkin Bears said...

You have such a pretty Blog, I remember making those at school, although they were not as pretty as yours! Catherine x

Free Pretty Things For You said...

hi my dear!
thank you for letting me know about Bethany!! Such a darling blog!

How Cute! i would make these all the time when i was young :)
thanks for taking me back down on memory lane!!
Love ya!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

This took me back to the playground! What memories! To be a girl again.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

aww thank my love!
yes i made it :)
would you like me to send you the original image?? if you want you could use the one on my page or i could make you a couple of buttons for you to choose from.. just let me know whatever works for you!

Rustique Gal said...

Elyse, I've made countless cootie catchers. I can't remember any other names at the moment, but with each generation of cousins, babysitting, nieces, etc. I've passed on the tradition. What fun to see it all floofed up with pretty paper and print! Maybe I need to make some more.
Have fun! Sherry

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I Love it! And, yes, remember them well!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

So sweet, you brought back some FUN memories!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Cornflake said...

Oh sweet!!

I remember making these in primary school!

Katsui Jewelry said...

I remember those. Love your pretty paper. Why don't I find paper like that?

My daughter and I are relatively new to blogging and would love to have you stop by. So far, we are having a blast. Kat surprised me with the blog one day. She had it all set up for us. Here is our address:

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

We really aren't all about jewelry and the name of our blog is Katsui! That's what we had to settle for :-(

Suz

Cassandra said...

lol this is so cute, and yes I do remember these in school. lol too cute.

Sandi said...

These are too SWEET Elyse!! I remember them from my childhood days too , but haven't a clue how to make one now. Yours is sooooo pretty! Who would have thought at 51years of age that these little details would still bring me much joy!!
Hugs~

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Okay, this is going to sound weird, but it was just yesterday that I was thinking of making 'pretty' ones for my daughter to use....and here you are doing it on the prettiest of floral papers!

great minds..you know what they say!..i love this!

ciao bella
thanks for coming by!

creative carmelina

KarenHarveyCox said...

How lovely, I remember those, but mine weren't as pretty. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day.

Karen

sandy said...

This brings back a lot of memories! Thanks for sharing! sandy

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Beedeebabee said...

Oh I remember those...only they never looked as pretty as yours! How sweet that is Elyse! You should make them and put them in your Etsy shop as adorable sweet party favors! ... I hope today, you take another fun break and have a very Happy Mother's Day!!! xo Paulette

KatCollects said...

I remember my children making these, so sweet. I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day.
Hugs,
Kathy

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

My daughter just discover these! Hers isn't nearly as lovely as yours. I'll have to show her, but then she'll want to make one as gorgeous as yours! LOL

Nishant said...

I love your sweet cootie catcher
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Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Oh how cute.. I totally forgot all about these.. We use to make them as kids too, now I will have to show my little grand daughter how to make them... thanks for bringing back memories for me.. how fun...