Friday, October 19, 2012

On a roll

Yeah!  I finally found some motivation yesterday.  I've been making tutus, but taking pictures of them is a different story.  With the camera I currently have I have to take about 100 pictures in order to get 5 good ones.  And with winter coming I only have about 2 hours of usable light that I can get good photos...and if I'm not in my room and ready with my camera during those hours, it's just not going to happen.

Good news?  I am getting a new camera! Yeah!!!!  I have been waiting trying to get enough to buy a new camera and now I will be getting one in November. :)

So here are some of the tutus I was able to get posted in between naps and meals and "Mom! He's looking at me again!!"  This one is my favorite I've done so far, I'm not sure why, but the red just seems to flow better than the other colors...maybe it's just me but I like it.

Here's a close up of the removable flower

I love this one because the flower on this is removable and on a clip.  So you can wear it on your tutu as an accent, or your can wear it in your hair.  The tutu itself is also a "grow with me" kind of a tutu.  The younger girls can wear it as a dress. (Waist band goes under their arms instead of at their waist), then as they get a little older, it turns into a long flowing skirt.  It is for sure my favorite out of all of them I posted yesterday.  It's in a close race for one that I plan on doing today if the sun cooperates so I can get good lighting.

Here's the others I posted yesterday.

I love the premium tutus.  I only had the white one I posted a while ago, so I was glad to finally get this one up.  As soon as I have some extra cash I am going to get some red tops and red tulle and do a lovely Christmas Premium Tutu Dress.  I hope it ends up looking as cute in real life as it looks in my head. :)  All of my premium tutu dresses have 4 full layers of tulle and extra tulle added in between the layers to add a little more fullness.  You should see the way these look on little girls that are just learning to is *so* cute.
I discovered something when I was working on this tutu skirt...I hate working with glitter tulle.  I never thought that *I* would say that.  I love everything glitter (you could even ask my Mom, ever since I was little, I automatically fell in love with anything that shines).  But this is REALLY hard to work with.  I love the final product, but I won't be doing many of these unless I find an easier way to do them.  I was afraid I would tear the crochet waist band every time I pulled a strand through.  But you've got to admit it's pretty cute.

Well, that's how I spent my day yesterday.  I'm hoping I can be productive today as well.  Making tutus until about 1pm (when the sun is at the best spot for taking photos), and then taking pictures for the next few hours.  Hopefully the sun is as cooperative today as it was yesterday, there's no school today so I won't have to miss out on an hour of good sunlight.

Wish me luck. :)

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Friday, October 5, 2012

I'm back

       I guess I never official announced that I am back.  I have been very much slacking on my blog.  I've been trying to get my craft room back in order.  I will finally get it clean and then....I start crafting.  I can destroy that room in 2 seconds flat when I'm crafting.  I ran across the saying the other day "A creative mind is rarely organized."  That is so me.  I am planning on doing a piece of string art (or maybe crayon art...I haven't decided yet) with that on it and hanging it in my craft room.

I will have an auction up on my Facebook page if any of you are interested in checking it out.  You can find it here.  It will open on the 10th of October and will end on the 13th.  I will make sure to add times when I get them figured out.  I am also in the process of designing some gift cards - just in time for the holidays - that I will have available in my Etsy Shop and on Facebook as well.

I have been able to make a few tutus, I will be taking pictures and posting photos soon.  I was also thinking of doing a "blog only sale" or coupon code so that you all can get in on the fun even if you don't have a Facebook account or an Etsy account.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Just wanted to remind all of you that starting tomorrow I will be going offline for a while to spend more time with my family.  I will be back in 2 weeks.  So if you are needing anything, now's the time.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Children's Fedora Pre-Order

If you missed the previous post for the Pre-Order rules, make sure to read that one.  If you would like to see the album on Facebook, check it out here.  Here are the photos of the Children's Fedoras available in this pre-order.

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Petti Rompers/Glitter Petti Rompers Pre-order

To see photo album of all these it's here on Facebook.  If you missed the previous post about the Pre-Orders check it out here for the rules.  Here are the color options for the Petti Rompers and Glitter Petti Rompers available with this pre-order.

Here are the options for the petti rompers.  Please use the number chart when ordering.

These are NOT the rompers you will be receiving.  These are the some of the color options for the glitter Petti Rompers.

Here are the rest of the options for the glitter petti rompers.
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Thought I might give you all a chance to get in on this pre-order action.  I have 2 pre-orders open at the moment. (I will make a second post for the pictures of items included in this pre-order).

The first pre-order are Petti Rompers/Glitter Petti Rompers.  You can find all the details here if you are on Facebook.  You have the size options of s,m,l,xl, and xxl.
Pricing for Petti Rompers:
S,M,L $10ea. (reg. $15)
XL $12ea. (reg. $17)
XXL $14 ea (reg $19)

Pricing for Glitter Petti Rompers:
S,M,L $12 (reg. $17)
XL $14 (reg. $19)
XXL $17 (reg. $21)

Sizes for Petti Rompers (remember these sizes are just for reference):
Small = 0-6 months
Medium = 6-12 months
Large = 12-24 months
XL = 4-5 years
XXL = 6-7 years

***This buy will be canceled if there's not enough orders placed***

And the second pre-order will be children's fedoras (there are options for boys and girls ages 2-4 years).  You find all the details here if you are on Facebook.
Pricing for Children's Fedoras
All Fedoras: $9.50 (Will be $15)
***This buy will not be canceled***

How does this work?

You will receive these items at a discounted price (as stated in the Details above). Because these items will be coming directly from my supplier you will have a longer wait time before you receive your items (that's why you get the discount). Wait time is usually around 4-6 weeks after the buy has closed, but shipping time varies depending on the time of year, the items and the supplier.

When you are finished shopping  message me your order and let me know you would like me to invoice you via Pay Pal.  At this point your transaction is "official".  There's a limited number of spaces I can allow per pre-order, so make sure that you get your order to me ASAP in order to secure your spot.

What will my invoice include?

You will receive 2 separate invoices. 

The first invoice (sent at the time you request to be invoiced) will include:
$2 Buy-in fee (this pays for the ink/paper/etc. I use printing invoices, shipping labels and the time for sorting all the items).
Cost of your items
*Most Pre-Orders will charge you shipping to the Hostess and then shipping to you, your invoice with these pre-orders WILL NOT have shipping charges for the item coming to me because, quite frankly, I don't think it's fair for you to have to pay shipping twice*

Your second invoice (sent after items arrive to me and before they are shipped to you) will include
Shipping cost to you
10% customs fee (if applicable)
Is there anything else I need to know?

Currently these pre-orders are available only to those in the US.

There is a limited amount of participants that I can accept in each Pre-order. If there is enough interest in a particular pre-order, I will include a second group.

Your spot in the pre-order is not considered "official" until you have requested that I invoice your order. If your invoice is not paid within 24 hours (excluding Sundays) your order may be canceled.

If you fail to pay your second invoice, you will not receive your items and you will not receive a refund for your original purchase price.

If there are items that you definitely want, but you are still deciding on others, you may message me on Facebook or contact me and ask me to "save" certain items (Please use "PRE-ORDER SAVED ITEMS" as your subject line). Your spot in the pre-order on these items will be temporarily saved. Please remember that there may be people waiting to take your place if you change your mind, so be respectful of other's time.

Some pre-orders will be canceled if there's not enough interest to meet minimums. Those that have already paid for their items will be given a refund. 
Both of these Pre-Oders will be placed mid to end of August.  You may start ordering now.  Please note that PAY PAL IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PRE-ORDERS. (Sign up here for free).

New line from my shop

I have a new line of items in my shop.  Dresses!  Not the tutu dresses that you've already seen...just dresses. I'm excited about these.  I am trying my dresses on a couple little girls over the next few days to get an idea of EXACTLY what sizes each dress will fit.  Here's the newest.  (I also have a dark purple dress, but I can't get a picture of it because, for some reason my camera always makes that shade of purple look's a beautiful shade of blue...but it's a purple dress.  Oh well, I'll figure it out at some point).


You can find it here if you are interested in purchasing this dress.  I also make custom tutus.

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