Monday, June 27, 2011

Jaylyn's Turning One

I had to share...

I made little Miss Jaylyn another tutu this weekend. And, of course, its perfect! I’m seriously going on a tutu making This one is for her first birthday. It has the same colors as her bathing suit (courtesy of Nanny) and all her birthday decorations (courtesy of mom - ME!). I can’t wait...


Look at her bathing suit!! It's just adorable. My mom crocheted it for her.

...and her party hats. It's a simple template I found on-line (google - party hat template) with a touch of me and alot of help from my Cricut and the Create a Critter Cartridge. So much cuter than any party hat at the party store!

here is her birthday banner

and her invites...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Felt Rose Headbands

I have all sorts of pretty, girly, headbands for Jaylyn and I’ve put all of them on her. I just think they’re soooo cute. I’ve made her crochet ones and bought her all sorts of soft stretchy ones. She keeps NONE on her head. Jaylyn thinks headbands are more fun worn as necklaces. My favorite ::insert sarcasm:: is when I grab them from in her playpen and they are cold and slobbery!! Yuck, yuck, yuckedy, yuck! Don’t ask me what made me think that these would be any different; but they’re sooo stinkin’ cute and fun to make, so I made them anyway!

Monday, June 20, 2011

No Sew Tutu's

Why didn’t I think of this before?! This weekend my girlfriend, Sharon, came over with her little one, like she does most weekends, and all she kept talking about was these tutu’s. I have to admit I didn’t really care to much at first (bad friend, me) until she showed me them on-line. OH MY GOODNESS, they are soooo incredibly easy to make!! AND so darn cute! I've never purchased a tutu and I never will! :)

Just google “no sew tutu tutorial” and a zillion will pop up. It’s that easy to find instructions.

My favorite part of the whole thing is how cheap we were able to find tulle. Seventy-five cents a yard, WHAT!! Can’t beat that.

Here’s the best I can do at giving you some sort of a quick place to start.

1. Thick ribbon (your choice in color)
2. Tulle (about 2 yards per tutu and color) **when you buy the tulle have the lady cut it in ONE yard lengths, it’ll make it easier when you cut the strips**
3. Scissors

- Measure your little one’s waist with the ribbon your using and times that by 3. If the little miss measures 20 inches around then you’ll need 60 inches of ribbon.
- Then, tie knots 1/3 of the way in on your ribbon from both ends. The space in-between both knots is where you’ll tie all the tulle.
- The “left over ribbon” on the ends is what you’ll use to tie the tutu around the little miss’ waist.
- Fold each yard of tulle in half and roll it up like you would a piece of paper. This is the easiest way to cut your strips.
- Cut the ends off the roll, about a ½ inch or so, to get the ends as even as possible.
- Cut the rest of the roll into smaller rolls of about 3 inches a piece.
- Once your done cutting, unroll each of them, fold and cut each strip in half (long ways) and your ready to start tying.
- Fold your strips in half again making an arch, or loop. Hold that loop to your ribbon and slip the ends through the loop and pull. Now you have a knot. Continue like this until you fill the ribbon from knot to knot with tulle.

The more tulle you tie, the fluffier your tutu!! You can add as many colors as you want. You can also tie fun ribbon to it. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

The tutu I made for my wittle girl is red, white, and blue. She’s going to look sooo cute when she sports it this 4th of July.

I also made her a matching stretchy headband. Same concept, just shorter strips of tulle. Use your scrap pieces. I’m in love!