Friday, July 31, 2009

This Tutu is Too Cute!!

I finally figured out how to make a sewn tutu. At first I tried to make a tied tutu but I didn't like the end results. So after a lot of research on the internet I came up with this design. This tutu is made up of only 3 layers of tulle. I think my next ones will have 4 layers to make them fluffier. This tutu has a waistband and it wraps around and ties in the back. I decided to make the wrapped tutu because I want a "one size fits all" tutu. My little ballerina loved it and she even had to wear it during her ballet class. I'm working on a tutorial and hopefully I will have it for sale on my etsy site in a month or so. (Too much going on right now to really focus on the tutorial.)

Dress Hairbow Holders

I love these mdf cut out from Say It With Letters. She has the cutes things in her shop. I purchased the dress forms and transformed them into the sweetest bow holders. I painted the back white and embellished the front with scrapbook papers. To add some flair, I attached some felt flowers and rhinestones. There are strips of grosgrain ribbon attached to the bottom to hold all your little girl's hairbows. This bow holder was a great way to keep our clips organized. I still have two more dress forms to create. While our local craft store was going out of business, I snatched up some really cute scrapbooking papers. Can't wait to keep crafting.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crafter's Paradise

It's hard to belive that my new craft room was once our garage. I can't tell you how many hours I spent trying to figure out the best furniture to put in my new room. I finally decided to purchase a whole wall of Ikea bookcases with doors. I filled it up really fast with all of my fabric, ribbons and crafting supplies. My quilting friend was actually surprised at how little fabric I have. The center island works great for working on projects and I can display some of my hair bows at the same time. Over the years I have always wanted a place to store my wrapping paper and my new map chest was the perfect solution. I still have to work on my sewing table but that will come in time. It has been so nice moving my craft room to the main floor of the house. No more basement crafting for me!