Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tutulicious

Back in October my sister, mom and I visited my sister's BFF and were part of an audience for a live taped show featuring this great project...the Halloween Tutu.

After the show I wandered into Joann Fabrics and picked up some gorgeous tulle and ribbon.  I needed petals or spiders or something to float in the tulle but I couldn't find anything I liked so the Tutu went on the back burner for the time being.  Every time I entered my craft room I knew the tulle was there begging to be made into a fun skirt for a little girl to play with but I couldn't do it.  Not just any flower would do.  One day in Michael's, I frequent craft stores, I found them the perfect petals and they were in the bridal section.  Who knew! I bought up a bunch and headed home to construct a fairy tale tutu.

I never worked with tulle before, all of my projects have been from cotton materials which are incredibly easy to work with but tulle has a bit of a mind of its own.  Its so delicate and light and since my eye sight is so bad it was hard to tell when I had gathered all of the ends, sometimes I missed a few, but finally I made it.  Isn't it beautiful.



I even managed to add a little bit of detail that only the wearer would notice right away to give it an extra special feel to it.  Since I have so many nieces in my family I decided to gift this to a co-worker's granddaughter and have her be my test subject.  He's promised me a picture of her in it and will let me know her reaction when she gets it which I promise I'll share with you. 

On another note, a little girl I've know for over 13 years had just turned 18!!!!!!  Can you believe it.  She's grown into a beautiful young lady and will be off to college this year.

I made her a wristlet in her favorite color blue with a skull pattern, which is all the rage for the kids now a days.  What do you think?  Is her obvious expression of delight due to the handmade wristlet or the gift card she's holding. I'm thinking she's already spent that card in her head.

3 comments:

JennyC said...

My darling, you did a fantastic job! I'm sure ALL of the recipients were thrilled!! Now, when are you going to make *me* a tutu? LOL :)

Sara said...

Be careful what you wish for.....if I make it for you you'll have to let me take a picture of you and I'll post it on my blog for the world to see.

ha, ha, ha, ha (its sounds better if you pretend this is in the voice of a mad scientist.)

mom said...

You did a great job. I'm sure the girls liked your gifts.