Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One More Baby Shower Tutu

A dear friend of mine has as sister who is having a baby girl, due in May.  As soon as I heard she was having a girl, I knew I had to make her a tutu.  My friend told me her sister was into to orange and green and then the shower invite said her theme was Monkeys.

I already had green on hand and also the green waistband.

 The flower is on an ribbon lined clip so that it can also be worn directly in the hair if desired.

I love making homemade burp rags.  But to be completely honest, I haven't been 100% happy with the ones I've made for the last two recipients.  I even skipped it for the most recent shower gift before this.  I've been putting some batting in them to add some extra absorption and I have not been sewing the finished edges (yes this has a technical name, but I'm blanking right now and it's midnight!) because I didn't feel confident enough in my sewing abilities...  :)  But I JoAnn had a good sale on "comfy fabrics" so I picked up some of the soft minky brown material and this super cute monkey print.  So I tried one out.  Overall I was happy enough to give it as a gift.  Definitely had some flaws but I think sometimes I'm my own worst critic.  

I'm seriously in love with making these tutus.  As a matter of fact, outside of giving several of them away as baby shower gifts, I've been working on getting an Etsy shop up and running and my first items (the only things I've had time to work on lately) will be these tutus.  My Etsy shop is not quite completely ready to go, but I've still sold 6 of these already just to people I know.  I'm really excited about them doing so well already because we are taking a big step in our house and reverting back to me (mostly) staying home.  I'm leaving my 25 hour a week M-F job for one that will likely be less than half those hours most weeks.  So I'm definitely excited to think that my craft business might at least keep me crafting!

Partying this week at:

I Heart Nap Time

Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts

Skip To My Lou

These Peas Taste Funny

1 comment:

  1. Great gift set!! I love how it all matches and the burp rag is so fun. Congrats on your Etsy shop. They can be so much work to get started. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.