Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tutu Terrific Party

For the past 3 weeks I have been brainstorming on the perfect party for my adopted daughter Keeley who was turning 4 years old. I wanted the perfect party for my little princess so I had decided on a ballerina tea party which seemed perfectly fitting due to the fact my little one is in ballet as well as tap. For the most part the majority of our friends have all bought tutus from me through out the year so this would be every ones opportune time to pull them out so we could play dress up while having fun. I got a crazy idea in my head that I would make her cake & cupcakes using fondant. Why didn't anyone stop me? I can cook pretty well but I hardly bake. Bad idea! Alissa & I stayed up till 1:00 a.m. the morning of the party trying to figure out this fondant thing.. Hmmmmm well you know where the story leads. Thank god for Von's. We did manage to pull off the cupcakes and they tasted pretty good ,and I was shocked that we actually received compliments on our decorating skills which lead me to a melt down at 1:00am. I've decided in the future to leave the baking to the professionals. We served heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Fruit,vegetable,meat & cheese platters,fruit punch and apple juice as our tea. The girls had fun embellishing crowns we found in the craft aisle of Michale's, and we watched a Tea Party princess video, as well as played a few games. I had made all the decorations myself which consisted of a banner that said,"Keeley's Tea Party" to the rose bud tissues we hung all over the house, cute little fairy wands for all 18 girls, and table tree settings for the center pieces of their tables.
All in all the day went by spectacularly as they set down at a table my husband Bobby built so they can enjoy their tea party. We were so tired at the end of it all from all the prepping the last few night with little to no sleep that my hubby and I feel asleep by the end of the night and forgot to say Happy Anniversary. Oh the things we do for our little ones, and the big things we forget for ourselves. Happy 17 years hunny.

1 comment:

Dinnie Wrinkles Design said...

Very, Very, Cute Jen.....you did a great job! I love the wands. We are so into pary mode around here too. I guess you made a
"Fond"-ant memory with the fondant.Hee-Hee! Everybody,looks like they had a terrrrrific time!

Blah Blah Blah Blog

It's been quite a while as I haven't had the time nor the desire to blog. Who knew blogging would be such a hard task at hand. Creativity flows from my mind and transforms in to precious work of art when I am creating girly things so how come it's so hard for me to sit down and put my thoughts on the computer? Is blogging jibberish ramblings of a woman going crazy at 12:39 am? I think so...... Who in their right mind would be willing to do this at this hour? Ummmmmmmmm Me of Course. So here it goes the update.

Romantic Wish

Romantic Wish
photo by: Eye Sugar Photography

Blossoming Romance

Ventura Harbor

was the perfect spot for our photo shoot location! My daughter Keeley looked amazing as usual and was eager to please. My husband Bobby & my helper Alissa were both on top of all the equipment and wardrobe changes that were neede to take the perfect shot. I was thankful for all the help that I recieved from the two of them. Bobby found this beautiful boat right on the marina and I just knew this was going to be the one. How perfect is this outfit and sucha abeautiful background setting. I was so proud of my little girl as she looked absolutely stunning modeling her mommy's creations.

Strawberries & Champagne

A Day at the Beach

Wow ! Absolutely Breathtaking ....This was such an amazing day at the beach as we were fitting in tutu portraits on a vacation weekend. My boys were back at the hotel gearing up for a day of fun and shopping. We drove down to the beach once again to take pictures of Keeley modeling my newest of creations the Strawberries and Champagne Petal Filled Tutu Skirt. What a perfectly lovely tutu for the scenery . It was so much fun watching the waves go in and out. These tutus are truly amazing for portrait work. Keeley had such fun at the beach. I loved seeing her dance, and twirl in the sand. She eventually found a stick and was dragging it behind her. I thank god for this perfect little girl he has brought in to our family's life. She is the reason for my inspiration I just love her too too much.

Sweethearts & Daydreams

Purplecious Party

Happy Birthday Baby...

We just finished our new line of birthday tutus filled with super sweet pom-poms, & Large and small Happy Birthday confetti. These cuties come in purple, and hot pink and are asuper fun. Our sewn filled tutu's are a great addition for birthday party ocassions and a truly a must have! What little girl wouldn't want her own Birthday tutu to twirl, and dance around in on her special day.She's sure to stand out amongst the crowd on her special day. Whether your child is 1 or 16 she'll love the party tutu suprise. Did I mention we sell Birthday party packages? Now you can design your own tutu party! Check out www.iluvututumuch.net to order your own tutu party custom creations

Suprise

Suprise

Artisans Guild Relay for life.

Alissa & I worked hours on end to make just the right amount of boutique goodies for the hundreds of people that came through on Saturday & Sunday. With only 3 hours of sleep between the both of us we were up and ready to preform our duties of showing off our wonderful creations. We decided on a raffle of two beautiful dresses.

Display

Display

River Walk Park

River Walk Park
Our Local Crafters Booth.

Raffle

What fun it is to have a contest! So we decided to raffle off a couple of tutu dresses in the days that followed our arrival at the artisans guild. In order to win the raffled off Tutu Dresses patrons would need to contribute $2.00 towards the raffle. Tickets with the winners information were called on late Sunday afternoon, to come pick up their items. Our beautiful tutu dresses were specially made with layers upon layers of soft american made tulle that would be fit for a princess. Everyone was equally impressed with the quality of new items we had on hand,and several new custom orders were placed.

Tutu Dresses

Tutu Dresses
Congrats to the winner Crystal

Mix & Match

Mix & Match

Bibs & Burpies

With Designers in mind like Amy Butler, Michael Miller, & Robert Kauffman your sure to make incredible artwork out of their fabric. We handmade, and designed our newest addition of bibs and burpcloths adding the extra finishing touches of chenille & terrycloth to the back for a complete moisture barrier.Baby products are always fun to design and sew and we have had a tremendous amount of buyers asking for new products so we decided to try our hand on a few new creations. Consumers were eager to mix and match our bib and burp sets they especially enjoyed our new baby pails that are great for gift giving on birthdays, baby showers, or even stocking stuffers.

Baby Pails

Baby Pails

Just a Few Creations

Trying our hand at a few ,new ideas besides our signature series of Tutus & Tutu dresses we decided to break the mold and make embellished onesies, pillowcase dresses, baby blankets and doggie tutus in which by the way we sold out of instantly. Go figure! Alissa had been on my case for the past year trying to break down my guard so that I would cave in to her demands of apparel for little pooches. I just resisted with all my might. I absolutely could not, would not make tutus for animals! Or so I thought. Who would of thought that a little tulle attatched to some elastic would make the world go round for dog lovers. People all over town were asking us constantly to make these precious commodities for their little ones. With much hesitation I gave in to their demands and they were such a big hit. Here are a few pics of our sweet and lovely new creations.

Flower Petal Tutu

Pillow Case Dresses

Pillow Case Dresses

Frilly Flops

Frilly Flops

Cutie Patootie Onesies

Cutie Patootie Onesies