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Friday, August 12, 2011

Ladybug Tutu

Yesterday was my sweet Anna's first birthday.  I can't believe she is 1!  Where did time go?

We are so very blessed to have Anna in our family.  She brings added sweetness and joy to all our lives.  All my boys (husband included) adore Anna.  How could you not love a little girl who smiles all the time?

I've had quite a few people tell me lately with amazement, "She is such a happy baby!"  I am confused by this as I would think all babies are happy, but I guess that isn't the case.  Thankfully, God has blessed us with three very happy and friendly kids.

Enough about how much I love my kids, on to what I made Anna!

Anna has a ladybug room, ladybug slippers, the nickname Anna bug, a ladybug birthday cake and now, a ladybug tutu!

I made Anna's Ladybug Tutu longer so that it functions as a tutu dress right now.  As she grows it can be a bit shorter and then finally become a traditional tutu skirt when she is older.  I followed the tutorial that I posted here.

To make it a dress, I extended the length by measuring Anna from chest level to ankle length.  I wrapped satin black ribbon around the top and tied it in a bow in front.  I also added a ribbon to go around her neck to keep it up.  To make it a true ladybug tutu, I sewed on about 12 round pieces of felt to give it that added touch.

I am very pleased with how it turned out great.  I think from the smile on Anna's face that she is happy with her birthday gift.

 Here is a good top picture before Anna crawls off!

 Anna was so happy she was bouncing in her tutu!

 A view from the back.

Anna's tutu on a hanger.

I have a few more tutus to share with you as I am making some for a couple of special girls birthdays.

What do you think, should I add tutus to our etsy shop when it opens?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

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  1. You did a fantastic job it is adorable...Thank you for sharing

  2. You should definitely add tutu's. I am NOT a crafty person and wouldn't be able to make this at all....so I would be one of those mom's to buy one. :)

  3. Oh my goodness, that is adorable. Anna makes a gorgeous model too. Love it!

  4. Thanks everyone for the sweet words. I appreciate it. Thank you also for the feedback. I will definitely add tutus to the shop!

    Jill of oursevendwarfs.com

  5. I LOVE this! You did a great job. My baby girl is being a lady bug for Halloween, and my 3 year old wants to be one also. I saw a pumpkin tutu made like this on pinterest, but I LOVE this one and will let you know if I do it! Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is adorable! I just finished making a cupcake-themed tutu for my daughter to wear at her first birthday party next month. I posted a few pictures of it on my blog if you ever feel like popping in to see it!

    I would love for you to come on over and share this with So Sweet Sundays, as well. ;)


  7. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! My baby girl also has a ladybug room :) Stop by and share at Lines Across My Face's cratfy link party.
    I hope to see you soon,

  8. I was checking out who came to the linky party and spotted your adorable daughter-this definitely put a huge smile on my face!! I'm your newest follower!

  9. This is ADORABLE!! I Love lady bugs and I definitely think you should add tutus to your shop!!

  10. Love this! So very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  11. So adorable! Happy Birthday to your little Anna! A girl can never have enough tutus!

  12. I want to add that if you are going to make more tutus than check out my quick way to cut tulle! Takes 2 minutes instead of 30! http://www.beingbrook.com/2010/01/fast-easy-way-to-cut-6-inch-tulle.html

  13. This is so stinking cute!


  14. Adorable! She is the cutest little lady bug I have ever seen! Love how you made it into a dress, great idea! We would love to have you link it up with us for our Help a Momma Out Link up party going on every Tuesday! Hope to see you there.

  15. So cute! We call my youngest daughter Ladybug...she'd love one like this. :) Would love for you to link this up to my (wow me) wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :) (I'm a new follower, too!)


  16. Super cute! You are so talented!

    I'd love for you to link up to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party going on now. It's a blog hop specifically for kids and teens related "stuff", so your post would be perfect!


  17. Super cute, and the tutu is nice too. lol

  18. Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I really appreciate it!


  19. My daughter just asked me to show her how to make a tutu for a friend's little girl...thanks for saving me the trouble...I sent her the link! Don't you just love it! Ladybugs are so universally appealing, but not as appealing as your MODEL!
    Have a great day!

  20. So sweet and what an adorable and happy model, thanks for sharing!

  21. This is so cute! I really want to try to make one for my 14 month old daughter. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Congratulations. This post is being featured at Lines Across My Face. Stop by and pick up a featured button. I hope to see you again this week.

  23. I do believe this is the cutest costume I have ever seen!!!

  24. Hi, there! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you share your creative posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

  25. Okay! This is ADORABLE! I want to make one for my little girl!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  26. Hello
    Just wanted to let you know that I have mentioned this post on my blog. Please let me know if there is anything you wish for me to remove. Have a great day!!!


  27. Thanks for all the kind comments! I really appreciate it!



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