Wednesday, January 28, 2009

She's crafty!

Every year, the kids' preschool has a goods and services auction to raise money. While every year I donate a custom cake, I'm always trying to think of something I could make that I've never done before. Doing various network searches, I got the idea that this year I want to make a set of tutus for a little girl. I've finished one and I think it came out really cute! I'm planning to do a second one in blue and white and silver. And perhaps, if I have the extra supplies for it, make matching doll tutus.

I'm calling this one Chocolate Pink Tutu. It's pink with chocolate swirling through and just a hint of sparkle.

Sierra modeling.

The odd thing is that when Sierra was born I was really routing for her to be more of a tom-boy. I resisted too much pink baby clothes. But I secretly really like the girly-girl and princess stuff, too. (Well, I guess it's not such a secret anymore.) After I'm done with the ones I'm making for the auction, I'll take Sierra to the craft store and let her help me pick out colors and embellishments for her own tutu.


Susan Z said...

I'm glad you're letting Sierra pick one. I was looking at the picture thinking...hey mom, you're going to end up having to purchase the thing that you made. It looks good.

Jill in MA said...

It's actually very easy and cheap to make... if you just use tulle. The hardest, and most expensive, part is the embellishments. And, of course, then it's about what and how you use it. So I always knew I'd make one for Sierra -- I just wanted to see what I could do first, so that hers turns out the best!

Jill in MA said...

Sierra and I went to to the fabric store today and bought hot pink and orange tulle. Plus 1/8 in. ribbon to run through it and a big wide purple ribbon for a bow. I'll post photos when it's done.

Scribbit said...

I've seen a lot of tutus but that's the first in that color and I love it!