Tomorrow is the opening day of bow hunting season and sadly I know this. I know this because my husband is an avid bow hunter. He looks forward to hunting season so much, almost as much I look forward to sleeping in on the weekends. Anyway, on the eve of opening day, I thought it was appropriate to post a little something about a little thing he likes to call DEERFEST.
Deerfest was developed 4 years ago, as a celebration of the upcoming hunting season. For those of you that don't live in the rural midwest, hunting is big around here. I mean BIG. I am talking so big that when we have a camofalge spirit day at school EVERYONE dresses up. So big that kids take off school to hunt. So big that my local outlet mall hosts a huge sale the weekend of opening day in order to entice the deer "widows". I think you get the picture.
Deerfest has evolved over the years from a redneck gathering into an actual fun party. Yes, there is still camoflage involved, but now there is also really good food, 50/50 raffles, auction items, and of course, lots of friends and family members to spend time with. This year for Deerfest we had t-shirts specially desgined by Michael's cousin, Joe. Joe is a mural artist in Chicago ( you need to check him out, he is beyond awesome - http://www.joemillerwork.com/) and is pretty awesome at anything art related. He designed some funny shirts for us and the Deerfest 2010 planning was under way.
Typically, I am removed from any Deerfest participating as it is NOT my thing. But this year, I thought I would make a little something I had been wanting to try for awhile. Behold - the Deerfest custom water bottle labels!!!
In addition to having the snazzy water labels, Katie at Remaking Memories also donated some cool stuff. She made a custom magnet and 2 sets of custom coasters for the event:
Now I want to make more water bottle labels - what is your next event? Let's make some and make your event special!