Thursday, November 29, 2012

Doll Tutu's - Revised!

Last year I ventured into the world of tutu's!  Huge hit with my girls, but not so much at our craft show last year.  For this years show, I decided to add a leotard with each tutu and jazz them up a bit - huge success!!!  On the Saturday of our show, I sold all the ballet costumes and had to make more for the next day.

These tutu's could not be any easier to make.  I simply use an elastic hair band and slip knot the tulle around it.  The leotards were a swimsuit doll pattern that my mom helped me to perfect (I made many before they fit the dolls properly!) 

I'm still undecided about whether the tutu's are a bit too long and foofy for the dolls; I may try a few a bit shorter and see which I like better.

  Holiday tutu with green sparkle leotard.

One of my favorites!  Burgendy and gold tutu with roses and a matching leotard.

Dark purple velvet leotard with white roses and a purple and white tutu.  Another cute one!

Green flower fairy tutu - yellow and green sparkle tulle with flower and pearl accents.
I am having so much fun creating these; each one is unique and fun!! 

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ocean Cuties Baby Blanket

To get my Etsy shop running; I decided to make some unique embroidered baby blankets.  I typically sell these at work and thought about how I could enhance them to be even cuter than before!

In the past, I would embroider designs onto anti-pill fleece; then sew it together with a flannel.  Once my wheels started turning, I figured the next step into cuteness for these blankets would be to finish them off with a satin blanket binding or a quilt binding. 

Success!!  I think the binding gives the blankets just the right finishing touch, don't you?!
This Ocean Cuties blanket is one of my favorite.  I choose a soft white bubble chenille fabric for the top layer with the most adorable ocean embroidery.  Each corner has a different character: Octopus, fish, seahorse and a whale.

The back of the blanket is a snuggle flannel ocean print that is new at Jo Ann Fabrics!  I was beyond excited when I saw the bolt of this flannel!  The quilt binding compliments the colors in the print just perfectly!

Just one look at these ocean cuties makes me want to smile!! 

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Etsy Shop!!

After months of good intentions and "I'll list stuff next month"...I finally got my Etsy shop up and running!
Over the next few days I will be listing more items - so please keep checking back.  Once a week I will also feature one of the items here on the blog.

I am so excited to be taking this next step with my crafting and sharing my passion for creating with others.

Happy Crafting everyone!