Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tutus

Squeaky Bean will turn 1 later this month. I know. It's shocking. And lately, I've been able to sense a change in her vibe. She's much less like a baby and more like a GIRL every day. It is awesome. I feel a little badly about it, but I'm way more psyched for her birthday than I have been for the boys', because you just give them another ball and a truck and they're set. But girls come with ACCESSORIES!!! So, I've been obsessed lately with what kinds of accessories I could make for her first birthday...great big flower headbands? a tiara? a baby doll? A tutu?

A TUTU!!!

So, after looking at dozens and dozens of types of tutus on etsy.com and googling different tutu patterns, I went with my sweet friend, Emily, to Walmart, mulled over tulle color combinations, and spent the day at her house making tutus for our girls. Here are a few pictures from our fun day.

Big flapper hairpiece, huh?

Whose tutu is floofier?

Sweet Squeaky Bean in her birthday tutu a little early.

The only problem is, I thought the tutu would BE her birthday present, but seeing her in it makes me feel like she needs even more accessories to complete the look...a wand, a hat, some leg warmers? a My Little Pony? Don't the colors just scream My Little Pony? Just one wouldn't hurt, right?

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness....so CUTE!!! I'm gonna have to make one of those. Aren't girls just too fun?!

We Are A Happy Family said...

How cute. How did you make it? I have been thinking about making one too?

Urban Tangerine said...

Those colors are definitely from the My Little Pony palette. It's so cute. I'm always amazed at the things you make.

Amy Lou said...

She is so cute! I love the tutu. I am learning about the accessories-bows, braclets, you know all the good stuff!

GrowingRopers said...

it was so fun! i needed a Jennie Day! :) thanks for coming and making tutus with me! :)

Lori said...

You did an awesome job with the tutu and she looks sooo cute in it! I can tell she loves it!

Holladay Family said...

She is so sweet. I love baby girls (and boys too!) I didn't know our little ones were so close in age. Gracie is turning one in April. I can't wait to see you guys again! Happy Hearts Day! Love Lisa :)

Jen said...

Viv' first tutu was hot pink..So cute!

Julianne said...

I already bought the stuffy to copy your idea. So cute.

Love ya.

Plainbellied said...

Awesome Tutu.

Her Nibs got a My Little Pony for her 3rd birthday and I ended up dumping it. The hair was hard to comb and came out in clumps. Over all, it was pretty disappointing.

But I think she could use some bracelets!