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Thursday, November 12, 2009

TuTu Cute Birthday Gift

I have to share the gift I made for the birthday girl! All the party tips I’ve been showing you were for my best friend’s little girl who turned one and her big sister who turned four. 

I mastered my embroidery machine just in time to embroider a cute onesie and I also made a tu-tu to match. 
IMG_3294 Now I’ve seen sets like this retail for $50 or more, and I made mine for a fraction of the cost! I used 4 yards of tulle (2 of purple and 2 of yellow), elastic, and some yellow ribbon I already had.  You would want to use more tulle if you were making one for a little girl instead of a baby.  IMG_3287There are many blogs and videos on YouTube that tell you how to make a tu-tu.  The one I used can be found here, and the directions for satin wrapping the waistband can be found here. Samster Mommy also has a great tu-tu tutorial with some pointers I wish I had used when making mine.
Here are some close-ups of the onesie, I think my machine did a great job!  After hours of frustration it came out nearly perfectly!  If you don’t have access to an embroidery machine, you could use fabric paint for the same effect.
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I embellished the onesie with some hotfix Swarovski crystal rhinestones from to give it some extra flair.
IMG_3290Speaking of, I’d like to share a special coupon code with my blog readers.  Enter code
through 12/31/09 for 10% off your purchase.  Remember, they offer FREE shipping in the U.S., and right now they are having a special sale on select Swarovski products, including some of the hotfix rhinestones, so it’s a great time to stock up for future projects! 
So, I had some tulle scraps leftover and being the thrifty crafter that I am I had to put them to good use for what else……..                                    a tu-tu for Gidget!
Haha, is she cute or what??  Can  you tell she loves getting dressed up?  It also fits around her neck for a fancy party collar.
Oh, I kill myself!!
I’ll be linking up with Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday.
This will probably also be my featured post for some other linky parties next week.
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Have a great weekend everyone!
Geaux Tigers, Beat LA Tech!


  1. Your tutu is darling! I'm so glad my tutorial was helpful!

  2. Now THAT is just TOO cute! Adorable.

    pk @ Room Remix

  3. Thanks for the link! (:

    That came out adorable and I am SO going to my pups matching tuts after seeing this! LOVE IT!

    Please please send the crockpot recipes! YAY!

  4. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Louisiana culture AKA football season ;) Thanks for sharing the tutu and the linky party info. Now if I can figure out how to join in on the fun ...

    erin @ designing gratitude

  5. Goodness, gracious! I have a friend who would love this for her dog!

  6. Guess what? I'm so excited. You won one of the calendars from the giveway. Woo Hoo! Woo Hoo! It's your birthday. It's not really, is it? Send me your address at so I can get this beautiful calendar out to you. I love your blog. It's one of the first ones I started following. Thanks for entering and I'm happy you won. Enjoy the beautiful calendar.

  7. oh my, I need one of those for my babies!

  8. Oh, this is such a cute idea...I love it! And what a great gift idea too! And how cute is that little dog! Thanks for linkin' up!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  9. Darling!! So well done!! The dog is quite the model!!! Oh My! What fun!
    Mama Holli

  10. Oh my word! A dog in a tutu!!!! I'm in love!!!Thanks for linking! Be sure to come back every Wednesday for more linking fun!!


  11. Your dog is TOO cute! I've made that type of tutu for my daughters... it really is very easy and they turn out great.

  12. Love it but my favorite is the dog tutu!! LOL So cute!


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