Cinderella Tutu

Cinderella Tutu

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Spring Line of Tutus Revealed!

Here they are, all 6 of the new butterfly inspired, spring tutus!  This post leads off with the two you did not get to see in the sneak peek. The first is a gorgeous, glittery pink tutu with multiple layers, featuring a tulle rose and matching butterfly.
New glittery pink spring tutu

Two layers of tulle add multiple dimensions

The removable belt features a tulle rose and butterfly

The glitter tulle elevates this tutu from play time to party time!

The second never-before-seen tutu is a deep royal blue, accented with light aqua shimmer tulle.  The matching butterfly is highlighted with gold glitter.
Royal blue and light aqua tulle create a vibrant look for your little princess

Multiple lengths add style and dimenstion

The removable braided belt is highlighted by a gorgeous blue and gold butterfly.

This is the chocolate and cream tutu, perfect for Easter or any other special occasion.
Multiple layers of chocolate brown and off-white create a chocolate and cream look.
A removable gold satin ribbon built adds detail

The butterfly is cream and gold
This tutu is sure to be the talk of any party or get together. Can be made in tween or teen sizes.
This beautiful purple and blue tutu has already been very popular since the sneak peek.  The exquisite felt rose gives a delicate look to the flowing shimmery purple and aqua blue tulle.
Sure to make your princess feel like she's ready for the ball!

The highlight of this tutu is the removable belt featuring a felt rose and glittery purple butterfly

Multiple layers of tulle add dimension and fullness
This tutu was the first one created in the New Spring Line.  Inspired by a beautiful light blue butterfly, it incorporates purple, light blue and gold

The braided removable built is a unique feature of this line of tutus.
The butterfly was a stunning inspiration for this gorgeous tutu
Shimmery tulle creates an even more elegant look for parties.
The sunflower tutu is the final piece that adds another dimension to the Spring Line.  The delicate butterfly ensures this tutu has it's place in spring and summer but the sunflower allows your little fairy to wear this tutu right up until fall Harvest.  Featuring yellow and chocolate brown tulle, satin ribbon, and another unique butterfly, this tutu will keep your little princess ready for all occasions, including spring photo shoots and pumpkin patch poses.
This chocolate colored butterfly was the inspiration for this tutu.  He is perched upon a sunflower clip which could easily be removed and placed on a headband.  

Just like the sunflower that inspired it, this tutu is full of dimension and life.

Shimmery tulle keeps this tutu vibrant and dazzling
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my new spring line of tutus. I only have 2 of each of the butterflies so while I can certainly recreate the tutus, I can only make two of each featuring these brilliant, glittery little creatures.  These tutus can be customized to fit any size princess.  They will be posted in my Etsy store today at a price of $30.  Please feel free to message me with any questions or to reserve your tutu.  I can ship next day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

"Owl" Be Busy This Weekend

On my tutu-do list!
Finish 10 owl masks for lovely new friend from Etsy
Finish 3 tutus for another wonderful new Etsy friend! These will be baby shower center pieces and then gift for the new mom--love it!
Finish 5 butterflies for fairy woodland party
Begin work on 15 fairy tutus for woodland party--must be finished by my birthday--March 25th!
Whew!  We're a little busy around here--just the way I like it!
What can I make for you? ;)
And . . . tomorrow I'll be revealing the rest of the Spring Line and they will be officially listed on Etsy and ArtFire. If you thought the first four were gorgeous, you won't want to miss the last two. They really are some of my best work.
Stacks and stacks of owl parts!

One guy is just about done!

The "eyes" have it! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lessons I Learned from a Butterfly

I posted last week about a super-cute idea a customer had involving some butterflies made of fabric, cardboard, beads, yarn and pipe-cleaner.  Yesterday, I created a sample butterfly, just to see how long it took, how difficult it was, etc. This is what I learned!
Do: Get some really sharp scissors or a knife to cut the cardboard.  It's a diaper box so it's really thick and it kinda hurts to chop through.
Don't: Run with scissors. It's all fun and games until someone loses and eye! (This did not happen to me yesterday--just sayin')
Do: Find a way to remove or cover up the words on the diaper box.  Unless you are using super-thick fabric, they show through, as you can see in the pictures of my sample butterfly below.
Don't: Make things more complicated than they have to be. It's probably easier to use thick white paper to cover up the words that would otherwise show through, as opposed to using multiple layers of fabric.
Do: Use a lot of modge podge to glue down the fabric.  I actually had both hands coated in it by the time I was done but it held the fabric down along the edges and it wasn't complicated.
Don't: Trim the fabric too short. Leave enough that it wraps around the edges.  You're going to be covering it with yarn anyway.
Do: Be careful gluing the yarn on with the hot-glue gun!
Don't: Burn the crap out of your fingers like I did! (This is almost unavoidable since you're using very poofy yarn that sticks to your modge-podge covered hands!)
Do: Use beads that fit on the pipe-cleaner.  Mine did not. I had to put the beads on a wire and then glue the whole thing on top of the pipecleaner
Don't: Cut corners. I felt like it would have been a better piece if the beads had actually gone over the pipe-cleaner but I didn't have any beads big enough and this was just a sample so I think it's okay for it's purpose.
Do: Use glitter glue or whatever you like to add some sparkle and shine to your butterfly.
Don't: Leave your decorated but still wet butterfly where your two year old can get ahold of it.  Yep, smeary butterfly wings.  Awesome.
This is my first attempt and it turned out pretty good.  Both of my girls love it and it will be hanging in Lucy's butterfly garden room as soon as I get a clip for it. What do you think? I will be listing these in my Etsy store as soon as I get the supplies I need to make them correctly. Price point will be around $15.
My first attempt at the butterfly. This is the same fabric I used for the dress I sewed for Lucy.

Other than being able to see through the fabric, I think it turned out pretty well.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sneak Peak of the Spring Line!

My new spring line of tutus will officially be revealed this Saturday, March 16th.  However, here are a few pics of 4 of the 6 new butterfly inspired tutus. I will be listing them on Etsy this Saturday, each one is priced at $30 and I can adjust sizes to fit anyone. Please message me with questions or to reserve your colors. I can only make two of each one so when they are gone, they're gone!
Purple, aqua and light pink with a butterfly landing on a felt rose
This tutu uses lots of shimmer tulle!
The rose and butterfly are attached to a ribbon which can be removed for more durable play.
Chocolate brown and cream, with a hint of gold

The butterfly is attached to a braided belt and can be removed

Purple, light blue, and gold.  This butterfly is attached to a braided accent ribbon and can be removed.

Sunflower!  Gold, yellow, and brown.  This butterfly is attached to a sunflower clip,  which is attached to a ribbon woven through the tutu. The sunflower and butterfly are easily removed an can be worn on a headband.

Close up of the butterfly and sunflower

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sneak Peek Tomorrow!!

Tomorrow, I will be posting a sneak peek of the Spring Line, which I will be revealing on Saturday!  Come back tomorrow to see shots of more stunning butterfly inspired tutus, like this one!
Gorgeous purple,  aqua, and gold butterfly inspired tutu