Well, Im back from our Santa Barbara College experience. A bittersweet...... I need to get back in the groove and crafting again............Hopefully the motivation will come from this adorable pic I received from one of my customers. Bristol is my number 1 customer; Check it out!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I will be on vacation starting tomorrow until next week, Tuesday, August 24th taking my oldest to college. A bittersweet! She's going to college 5 hours away in Santa Barbara. Im happy for her but terribly sad for me. Wish me luck as I make it through the next milestone of having children. My shop will be on vacation mode so have a great week!
Posted by Tutuland at 5:37 PM
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I had my first Craft Show event on Sunday at Mt. Charleston here in Las Vegas. We had over 40 vendors indoors and out and lots of traffic coming through. I was booth #1 and my sister n law (stickycheeksboutique) was next to me in #2. I brought 19 tutus and about 75 bows and sold 15 tutus and 20 bows. Success for me definately! One of my customers showed up with her baby in a tutu she had ordered previously from me and Im getting emails from customers that bought a tutu on Sunday with their babies in the tutus! My fan list has gone up by 5 in a few days which I feel good about. I would really like to get to 100 fans though. Today my goal is to take pics of my appliques and get them posted along with my fairy wings and a few more tutus. Trying to balance the business with family is hard but who needs sleep? right? Here are some of my pics:
Posted by Tutuland at 7:59 AM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
It has been a crazy summer so far. I'm trying to prepare for a craft show while trying to fill custom orders. So many tutu's; so little time! I'm loving all the new tulle colors I have though. My new sewing machine just came in so stay tuned for some new products in my store. I also just received my fairy wings and butterfly wings for costumes! They are soooo cute. Check out Punky Princess that I'm working on right now! Have a great week and I promise I will be checking in daily.
Posted by Tutuland at 7:26 AM
Friday, July 9, 2010
I started my Costume Collection last night and wanted to share my Pumpkin Patch Princess Costume. I just love it and actually tried the headpiece on my 9 year old. Very Very Cute. I think Ill also make a Pumpkin Patch Princess Dress Tutu. Working on a witchypoo tutu right now. Does anyone have any costume suggestions for me?
Posted by Tutuland at 11:29 AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I made this tutu set last night with the last of my favorite lime green trimmed with pink stitch ribbon. I HAVE to order some more. When I put the colors together I was actually matching the headband to something and ended up with hotpink, lime, and mint green. It reminds me of Cindy Lauper in the 80's so I may just call it the Lauper Tutu. I realize Im dating myself but hey, she was just on Celebrity Apprentice so people should know her. So Girls Just Want to Have Fun in this Lauper Tutu Set- Let me know what you think- Have a great Tuesday!
Posted by Tutuland at 7:01 AM
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Happy Sunday- I dont usually blog on the weekends but had to share the Etsy Treasury my Faith Tutu is in. I love Vegas in Pink theme and all of the handmade items on this treasury are from our Handmade in Vegas team. Check it out and leave a comment if you like.
Posted by Tutuland at 9:16 AM
Friday, June 25, 2010
I just finished a special order for Tristina's little girl. She's taking professional pictures for the 4th of July holiday and needed the perfect outfit. I think this one will suffice. I just love it. The star adornment is pinned on to a onesie so baby or mommy can wear it. I love red, white and blue together. It reminds me of Summer, my patriotism and ofcourse BBQ's and family and friends. Funny how different colors make you feel. Happy Friday everyone! Check out my etsy store for your new products this weekend.
Posted by Tutuland at 7:10 AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Yesterday I received an order from a lady in Washington that needed a tutu ASAP! Gotta love that. She found me because I'm in Las Vegas and her niece was in Las Vegas and wanted her to have a Tutu by Thursday for her birthday so she could be the best Aunt EVER. I was so happy I took the time on etsy to put in the location information on my profile page. (It took a while), but Haley would have never found me if I hadn't. So if you have an etsy page I highly recommend doing this. Here is the custom order Rainbow Tutu with Birthday and Cupcake Bows. Yes, Haley picked everything out herself. Thanks Haley and Happy 5th Birthday to your little niece.
Posted by Tutuland at 6:53 AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
These 2 colors blended together are so beautiful. The pictures dont do the dress justice. I cant wait to actually see it on a child. I wasnt sure if I should have attached it to a headband or just left the bow as is. I'll let the customer choose. Have a great day!
Posted by Tutuland at 7:05 AM
Monday, June 21, 2010
My cousin had her baby on Fathers day. What a special gift that was to the family. Alena Krynn weighing in at 8 lbs. She requested a tutu last week in purples so Im glad I ordered the tulle right away since she's 2 weeks early. Happy Monday everyone!
Posted by Tutuland at 7:17 AM
Monday, June 14, 2010
Happy Monday! It was a busy week last week with the kids out for summer break and graduations but I'm back to crafting. Here are a few orders I made over the weekend. They are both for newborns; Faith will be here today and Isabella 2 months early. I can't wait to see the pics of both of them in these luscious colors.
Posted by Tutuland at 7:09 AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
So I anxiously heated my hotfix tool up last night (4 minutes), spread out the crystals and immediately realized I needed glasses. 3mm is very very tiny. I decided to practice on some deep purple ribbon that I love. If youre trying this at home remember to WAIT for the tool to heat up before you even try to pick up the crystals. Guess what? It wont work or adhere if you dont. So I patiently waited after getting frustrated that it wasnt as easy as I thought. After reading the 3 step instructions it says the first time the tool heats up it will take longer. I should have read those before I was about to throw the thing out the door. Okay, just kidding. I really am more patient than that. I was just really excited to BLING something. I decided to free hand my work and not use the recommended dot pattern or template. Hmmm, tonight I will be trying the patterns. My freehand is a little too free. Here is what I ended up with: Ashley made the butterfly freehand and in my opinion is the best design on the line; but she's my kid and ofcourse its the best one. Have a great day!
Posted by Tutuland at 6:32 AM
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I just figured out how to fix my comments portion of my blog. Again, learning as I go. You can now make comments on any of my blogs. Please feel free to do so, I would love to hear what you think. Have a great weekend. I'm crafting today! and going on a Bling Finding adventure.
Posted by Tutuland at 10:15 AM
Friday, June 4, 2010
My goal yesterday was to figure out how to make appliques so I could sew them on onesies to match my tutus. After browsing websites I ended up ordering a hot fix tool and a ton of swarovski crystals. I'm going to bling my onesies. Sooo excited. I can customize ribbons with names and initials, write anything on a onesies in crystals and bling my tutus out! Its the new bedazzler from the 80's. I should have it next week and Ill keep you updated.
Here is what I made last night: A special order for Skaylea for her daughters 1st Birthday. Have a great day.
Posted by Tutuland at 5:22 AM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Yesterday I made a special order tutu for a lady at work. I had ordered a beautiful onesie with an applique on the front and did a matching tutu set. It turned out beautiful and resulted in 2 more orders within an hour. The reason I got the orders were from my pictures. Now this tutu is the same style tutu I have been making, but because of my photo and actually showing you what you could do with it. It sold. Im off to buy onesies today (lol) and am going to attempt to learn how to make my own appliques and embroider them on. Im on a mission. Have a great day!
Posted by Tutuland at 6:55 AM