Friday, December 4, 2009
Additionally, you can enter to WIN a BabyCakes Creations Holiday Pettitutu at Thrifty Mama right now! Get your entries in this weekend as a winner will be chosen Monday morning, December 7th! Just in time for those holiday photos :)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
***PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will be taking a break from 11/25-12/2. You may still place orders during this time but please note they will not be processed or shipped until we resume normal operations. Emails WILL be checked occasionally during this time to answer any questions. Have a great Thanksgiving!
JUST LISTED: The Holiday Pettitutu size 12mos-2T, ready to ship. Only ONE available!! Perfect for holiday photos.
Monday, November 23, 2009
A sweet way to display your little girl's hair bows and clippies! This Decoupage Initial Hair Bow and Clippie Holder is the ultimate girly accesory - a functional piece of decor for displaying and organizing all of those hair bows and clippies!
I LOVE custom orders - these bow holders can be made with any initial and in any color scheme - please inquire for more information or for a custom listing.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Another happy customer! Logan looks adorable in her BabyCakes Creations tutu :) If you are a happy customer and would like your child featured email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo and I would love to feature them on my blog and facebook fan page!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I recently had a custom tutu order for a marine's daughter. Daddy is coming home soon and her mom thought it would be fun to greet him in a patriotic tutu! What a great idea! This was also my first experience shipping overseas to Japan :)
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I have been wanting a table and chair set for Addison to be able to play at - color, paint, play dough, etc. This tutorial is adorable...in my head of course I am replacing the fabric with a table sized tutu skirt...or maybe a thin tutu layer over the fabric so that it is not transparent...hmmm...
Photo from Pretty Partridge.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Pretty Partridge, blogger and fellow-etsy shop owner has some great ideas and this project is one of my favorites! Pics from Pretty Partridge. Check it out!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Some ideas for tutus that you can easily pair with solid colored shirts, leotards and tights:
Witch - purple and black tutu or orange and black tutu (pair with witch hat)
Pumpkin - orange tutu with green ribbon
Tinkerbell - green tutu with purple ribbon (add some wings and a magic wand)
Fairy - any color tutu but I think of hot pink or purple (again, add wings and a wand)
Rainbow bright - tutu in rainbow colors with rainbow colored ribbon streamers
Bumblebee - yellow and black tutu
Cheerleader - tutu in team colors
Ladybug - red tutu with black pompoms
Flower - any color tutu with rosette embellishments
Bride - white tutu dress with tulle veil
Contact me for a custom listing for any of these or other ideas you have - I would love to help you create a memorable Halloween for your little one with a custom tutu!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
My niece London's 2nd birthday party was this past weekend and her daddy is the biggest Greenbay Packers fan I know. I thought it fitting that his daughter have her very own Packers tutu! My niece loved it and daddy approved too. How about a custom tutu in your favorite team colors for your little cheerleader?
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
On another note it seems as though summer in the Pacific Northwest may have officially begun - we are loving the weather and all this sunshine!! Have to make up for the vitamin D deficiency from the rest of the year here :)
Friday, May 22, 2009
I found some great canvas boxes to store tulle spools in - they are just deep enough that the spools fit perfectly so I can see exactly what colors I have. I have been trying to figure out good ways to store the ribbon I have accumulated. I was thinking wall mounted paper towel holders might work well. I am still trying to figure out the perfect way to store the bazillion embellishments and silk flowers among other items. I am also at a loss for a great compact way to store pre-made tutus and frankly I'm not sure there really is a way without risking crushing tulle. I have been using hooks on the wall to hang hair bow and clippie holders and that has worked well so far.
What crafty ideas have helped you get things organized?
***Also a reminder that the fans and followers sale ends Memorial Day at midnight!***
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
2 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cornstarch
Mix all ingredients with a fork until smooth
Boil over medium heat until thick
Spoon onto plate or wax paper
Voila!! homemade playdough :)
***disclaimer - I have not tried this recipe yet so if it needs adjusting or you have a better one I love to hear about it
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Today I stumbled across a blog that made my heart sing and I want to share it with you.
I am a planner by nature and organization is my game (well at least it was pre-baby...). When I decided to be a stay at home mom it seemed simple enough that I could raise my baby, run errands, have dinner on the table every night and keep my house clean and organized...well the last one of those has been something I have been wrestling with how to keep a better grip on since the first weeks we brought Addison home.
Addison was never a great napper as a newborn so I found it difficult to get much cleaning done in her 20-30 minute naps - not to mention much of her newborn napping she would only do on me in a sling! When she was awake she was a baby that always wanted to be held and I loved holding her. As she got older and her naps increased in time and she would take them in her crib, it has gotten much better, though I still struggle with needing a little down time versus cleaning like a mad woman to get everything done during naps (not to mention taking care of other "duties" like managing our rental properties, home and my husband's real estate business finances, and an online business).
Now that Addison is a toddler she is very good at independent play and does allow me more time to get things done - or include her. Example - helping me with folding laundry by handing me all the socks she can find, or helping me stir something I am cooking for dinner (as long as it's not hot of course!), but even still I find myself always feeling a step behind with the house chores. I have come to grips that my house will not always be perfectly clean and I am "ok" with it not being spotless as I know this time with Addison is short and precious. That being said, I am still an organizer/planner nut (not necessarily full on clean FREAK though I do feel sooo much better in a clean house - I just hate the cleaning part!) and I do need some order for my own sanity.
Simple Mom has so much inspiration for people just like me!! From a full 10 day guide to simplifying spring cleaning, to checklists you can download (I LOVE LOVE LOVE a good checklist!), grocery and menu ideas, monthly calendars and SO much more!! If you are anything like me in your quest for organization this site is so helpful! I love her simple approaches and straight forward advice.
I would love to hear what you think of this site and any other tips you have from your own life or other sites you love!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I have always loved these and they looked simple enough to make. After looking at several tutorials, they truly are simple enough to make, though the end creation is a gorgeous way to display photos and notes. Here is a great tutorial with tons of step by step photos. And here is another tutorial that walks you step by step via video. I am going to make one of these soon (one of these days...) and will post a pic when I do. I would love to see photos of your creations too! Have a great weekend - happy crafting :)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I have been working on some new designs though and will have photos coming soon including photos of the gorgeous and super-summery garden fairy tutu dress. This design in two shades of pink and citrus can be made in an adorable tutu dress (my fave!!) or as a gorgeous tutu- also super sweet! It screams "summer" and I am hopeful that if I keep creating more of them the sun will come back and stay :) Also coming very soon - more hair bow/clippie holders, as well as more super cute tutu designs...so stay tuned!
And of course, if you have your own design in mind, I love love love custom orders! Check out my shop and keep checking here for new product announcements!
Friday, April 24, 2009
I would love to hear about and see photos of your finished pieces! And as always, if you have a tutorial or crafty idea you would like to share for Crafty Friday please let me know! Happy crafting - have a great weekend!! ♥
Sunday, April 19, 2009
What an adorable way to display your little cupcake's hair bows and clippies! A functional piece of decor for displaying and organizing all of those hair bows and clippies!
For bows and clippies to display on the holders I recommend Ellebows and More as previously raved about here.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Our first Crafty Friday - DIY Magnets Tutorial
These are too cute and look so easy to make!! At last something to do on a lazy Saturday with extra scrapbook paper! I imagine you could use old wrapping paper, ribbon, magazine clippings, newspaper, photos, etc. to achieve your desired look. Find the tutorial over at Crafting Chicks. They have lots of other fun ideas too so take a look around while you are there! I can't wait to make some cute new magnets. Might even make some custom cute thumbtacks with these while I'm at it! These would make a great hostess or housewarming gift too!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
When Addison was a few months old, I ordered a fingerprint necklace kit from Prairie Creations. I received a piece of clay with instructions in the mail and made Addison's print. Then I sent the tiny print back and they fired it into a piece of beautiful jewelry with Addison's initials on the back. This piece of jewelry is so very special to me and I plan to get additional fingerprint charms as we add to our family. There are also several etsy sellers that make beautiful fingerprint jewelry as well.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Today I found an amazing website Wholesome Toddler Food (I also used Wholesome Baby Food to make all of Addison's purees and get other beginning solids suggestions and highly recommend it.) This toddler site has TONS of great suggestions for even the pickiest of eaters. There are great recipes and even sample menu ideas!
I'm officially inspired to jazz up Addison's meals this week - hopefully you can gather some good ideas too! If you have other great websites or ideas for toddler feeding I would love to hear them also! ♥
Friday, April 10, 2009
I have to take a moment to tell you about my good friend's etsy shop Ellebows and More. "ElleBows™ & More! Handmade hair accessories for little ones." Now, yes she is a friend of mine, but believe me, friend or not, her shop has the cutest little hair clippies I have ever seen (don't believe me, go see for yourself!)
Addison has several of them to match all her outfits and not only are they absolutely darling but they amazingly stay put in her super fine hair! I was so over the moon excited when Addison finally had grown enough hair to be able to ditch the headbands and go for the clips, but so many of them just fell right out (which equals choking hazard as well as losing them). I have never had any issues with my Ellebows sliding out and that is one of many, many reasons I love them so much. Aside from the no-slip factor (can I go on about that a little while longer!),Ellebows are just so stinking adorable! She has several different options and seems to add new options almost weekly. Itty Bitty Ellebows for the very first hair sprouts, matching clippie duos, clippie trios, button ellebows (my personal favorite!), silk flower clippies, adorable funky crochet flowers, felt flowers with cute little ribbon leafs, and I see just added new today (I told you she is always adding new things!!) sweet crochet butterflies!
Ellebows make great gifts too. I have purchased them for friends' daughters and they always add a unique and pretty touch to the gift (and come attached to super cute display cards). I will tell you though, I have been guilty of buying Ellebows as "gifts" and loving them so much that I end up keeping them for Addison and needing to get more!
I'm a little biased, but I think this picture of Addison in one of her many Ellebows is too cute!!
So head on over to her shop on Etsy and get the little sweetie in your life some adorable clippies! And while you are on Etsy, why not pick up a matching custom tutu from BabyCakes Creations for the ultimate gift! Also check out her blog for fun tutorials, product updates, sale announcements, and other good reads.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I recently stumbled across a fellow etsy shop, Knotty Baby Wear which features knotty legs. I have been pairing similar leg warmers with skirts and tutus on Addison for the past several months and was so excited to find this shop that not only offers very affordable knotty legs but some of the most adorable leg warmers I've seen to date!
♥♥♥ Every tutu wearing girl needs some knotty legs! ♥♥♥
These are great for crawling, potty training, diaper changes, and they are just too sweet and stylish! They come in a variety of sizes and patterns so check out the shop and get yours - and they even offer free shipping! www.knottybabywear.etsy.com