We'll seeing as how my day was completely free from work or errands I decided to load up Keeley, and her friend Collin, and take them out on a play date. This was not a typical day of running to Chuck E Cheese or Toys R Us.I planned a fun filled day of nature walks in the park as well as using my new camera for some photography fun and letting the kids play on the toys in playgrounds. I loaded the kids in my truck, and headed to one of the best local parks in our California community called Hart park. Hart Park located in with in the city limits of Bakersfield, California is packed full of history where it is peaceful, and serene while enjoying life's nature. With the Kern County River flowing through the park we often saw locals who came to fish for trout,catfish and bass. The kids were super excited to feed the ducks, and geese who came right up to us and let the kids know that they were hungry. Keeley was a little nervous at first when she had a geese eat right from her hand but laughed with excitement when she was able to accomplish her task .We were sure to have a fun and exciting day and thank god for the bread that I had remembered to grab at the last minute while heading out the door. We spent a good 4 hours enjoying the benefits of the park on a fun filled inexpensive play date. Oh yeah and did I mention the peacocks?
Friday, January 16, 2009
This lovely Jacket was made by Marybeth, of Berwyn Illinois. Lovingly she handcrafted this jacket using fleece as well as corduroy. It's is super thick, and warm and perfect for those cold winter days. You can check out Marybeth's other creations by visiting her at emmevilles shop.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I know I know unthinkable right? Christmas in January that's crazy talk! Well, with the hum bug blog blues I have been neglecting to blog and share my wonderful pics with you. I finally uploaded a picture of my daughter all dresses up and ready for her Christmas dance recital. One day before her recital I received a call from a mom at dance class who was rather stressed at the fact that skirts that were ordered for our kids were not even made. She then asked if I was up to the challenge of supplying tutu skirts for six little girls. Boy oh boy is all I could think of. Do I have enough materials came to my mind first. Do I have enough time? Needless to say the call came in on a Thursday night around 10:00pm I had already been sewing for the past 6 hours straight making tutus that were ordered last minute as Christmas presents.I had to do this I couldn't let down my baby girl and all her friends. They had been practicing their routine for the past month to run run Rudolph. Here's a sneak peek at their outfits. Let me know what you think of them.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Valentines Day is right around the corner so with that in mind I started whipping up I love you tutu's to celebrate the occasion. Hope you love them tutu much! Starting January 15th I will be offering free shipping with in the U.S. for a limited time on all my tutu's through my etsy shop only. These tutu's are terrific for your princess, and are stunning and so affordable. What a great photo opportunity to celebrate valentines day. They are sew with with love and feature white,red, pink, and lavender silk rose petals as well as three, 5" diecut words that say "I Love You" and small confetti print love. The tutus are then embellished with valentines heart ribbon to top it off. All my tutus are created using only the softest American made tulle. We sew in a premium no roll elastic in the waist that allows your child the comfort of growth for years of fun.
When I came across Ruby's etsy shop I was heartbroken to see that they were on a long overdue vacation. I messaged Ruby about her sweet Cakie Crows and where I could get my hands on one for my baby's 4th birthday party. Ruby who is crafting away to stock up for the 2009 year contacted me back and surprised me with a cakie in stock. Needles to say her item is cute as a button and will look great sitting atop my baby's head on her special day. Our crown arrived quickly and keeley was anxious to try it on. This item is a must for the birthday boy or birthday girl on their special day. Ruby takes custom requests. Hurry and get your now.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Stop by Kail Gottschling etsy store. Kail is a married mother of two little munchkins from North Carolina and she makes the most wonderful rag dolls I have seen in a long time.Her dolls are vibrant, and whimsical you just can't resist having one.Needless to say I traded Kail one of my tutu skirts for one of her beautiful handmade dolls. My daughter Keeley's list of handmade products for her birthday is growing rapidly. I was thoroughly impressed when our package arrived to our door. Our package was embellished with dancing fairies I almost didn't want to open the package. A lovely note from Kail herself was kind hearted and much appreciated.If your looking for a perfect dolly for your little one check out Simply Sweet & Made With Love designs by Kail Gottschling.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I would like to brag a little about a new friend that I have had the pleasure to do business with named Dina Cleveland of Dinnie Wrinkle Designs.Dina lives in Georgia with her husband Joe and her daughter Katie. She is a phenomenal artist that has a creative flare for painting whimsical furniture for children, home decor and specialty items. I especially fell in love with her Very fairy wooden storage bin that i knew i must have. I contacted Dina immediately to tell her how interested I was in her hand painted wooden storage bin for my daughters birthday. Dina is super sweet,thoughtful and the communication expressed between us sparked an immediate friendship.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.