Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tutu Giveaway Starts Today!

This summer I'm participating in several tutu giveaways on mommy blogs. Starting today the blog 'Eccentric Eclecic Woman' is offering a free Danbury Lane girl's tutu of your choice, just for signing up to follow her blog. Be sure to get extra entries in the giveaway by signing up to follow me here on my blog if you haven't already, and on my facebook page at: You don't want to miss this rare opportunity for so many entry possibilities!

Costume season is coming up, and tutus are perfect for Halloween, and birthdays too. Here's your link to the giveaway, and good luck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Inspiration When You Need It Most

A few of my favorite places to go when I need a little inspiration for my tutu designs are to be expected. I get so much out of a trip to So girly, so pretty, but so expensive! Shopping online at good old does the trick as well. For me, I feel like a child all over again with all the fluffy goodness going on... But there is so much more out there to inspire, and not exactly clothing sites either.
Visiting a candy shop (and trying not to eat everything in sight!), is a great treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. A trip to the local garden center is inspiring in a whole different way. How about your favorite children's movie? Museum or Gallery?
There's nothing like the feeling of that new design coming to life after a good ol' inspiration session. Absolutely nothing.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Where do Tutus Come From?

The design process for tutus is so addictive for me. As a former scenic design assistant, window dresser, and lifelong seamstress, it's my outlet in a crazy mommy filled peanut butter and jelly world. I always have to be doing something. In fact, my husband Chris complains about my lack of ability to sit down and relax. I think it balances us out perfectly. He reminds me to take a break, and I remind him to get up and move! All kidding aside, having an outlet is important for those of us concentrated on the raising of their child throughout most of every day.

Flowers are my largest source of inspiration, for their color and texture. Flowers can say 'Posh' or 'Garden Party' even 'Soft and Newborn'. A fun day for me is not one spent at the mall with a Starbucks in hand, but one spent at the Silk floral wharehouse with a Starbucks in hand (I soooo love my coffee...) In the end it's like any artist, paintbrush in hand, or camera, or clay, everything comes together for that one special design to appear. Even if sometimes that means staying up 'til 2 AM.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Feeling Lucky? More Chances to Win!

More current giveaways from my Etsybaby team on Don't be shy, enter to win them both!

Several new and very youthful tutu photographs arrived this week from photographer Amy of These images are wonderful little sneak peeks at not only my designs in motion, but also of her talent working with kids!

Beautiful Tutus for Beautiful Girls

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