Friday, February 11, 2011

Birthday Tutu

Today I wanted to share one of my other crafty passions.  Being a house full of little girls, WE LOVE A GOOD TUTU!!  In my first years of Mommyhood, I used to buy tutus for my daughter and they are not cheap.  They were however made very cheaply and never lasted more then a month or two.  Enter child #2, another little girl and I decided I would never pay for a tutu again!  So I bought a bunch of tulle and we now make our own, ones that can get used hard and still stay together.  For Christmas this past year, I made tutus for every little girl on our gift list.  My daughters put special orders in for the new ones they wanted but I kept telling them that we were making them for their friends/family.  They were bummed because they wanted a new one soooooo bad!  I did of course make them each one on Christmas Eve, so they were thrilled Christmas morning to each receive one in their special order colors!  I do not have the pictures of them together in them, but I will post it once I get the pics from my sister. 
Well, tonight we have a Birthday Party for a little girl in one of my daughter's preschool class.  Yesterday when I asked my daughter what she wanted to get her, she said she wanted to make her a tutu!  Despite being very short on time and tulle, I was able to whip this one up for the birthday girl!

Of course my oldest had to model it for everyone!  This is my favorite style to make.  I have found that tying off the ends keeps them from fraying and I think it really gives it a pixie look!  I'm not sure if Craft Us Crazy is still running the Anything Goes Challenge but I will try to link this.  I'm off to make a card for the Birthday Girl.  Have a great day! 


MaryB said...

Oh my goodness, this is just too cute. Little girls are so much fun. I know her friend loved this gift. Great job.

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Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

How darling!!!!!! Love it & love the way you tied it. Very pretty & colorful. And your little one is just darling.
Thanks so much for joining us at the Craft Us Crazy challenge blog.
Huggies ~

Savahanna said...

This is soo adorable. Along with the other ideas you gave me for my little girl's party I am going to make her a tutu too. I will post pics soon. So adorable. And thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy.

~Jeri~ said...

How adorable!!! How I wish I would've had a girl!! I don't think my boys will dress up in a tutu, but I guess I could try lol Although they are 17 and 19 so I may have to get the duct tape and rope out lol

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4kids4 said...

What a wonderful gift for a little girl! My daughter would love to receive one of these! Great idea to tie the ends together...they do look cute! TFS! And thanks for the nice note you left on my blog! :-)

~Sharon C.

Jani said...

Super cute! What little girl wouldn't love to twirl and bounce around in such an adorable tu tu. I am a new follower.