Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The newest addition to shabby gals

Hi!  I just want to start by introducing the newest addition to the shabby gals family.  Just recently my baby girl decided to enter this world five weeks early.  She was born at a whopping 5lbs. 13oz.!!  Fortunately, she is a happy, healthy, little girl who also has a strong set of lungs, for as early as she decided to arrive.'s been awhile since I've posted due to my new arrival.  I do have a fun project to show you today.  Since I love ALL things girly, I think every little girl needs a frilly, pink tutu.  I am going to share with you how I made a tutu.  I haven't been out of the house in what feels like a LONG the best part of this project is there are very little materials needed and I had all of them at home!!

Step one: 

Gather your materials.  I used:  tulle(not quite sure how much I had...didn't need too much considering the size of the tutu that I had to make), ribbon (anything will work...I actually used the ribbon off of a bouquet of flowers that were brought to the hospital by some friends after I had her) and scissors.

Step two:

Begin cutting strips in the tulle (you can make the strips as wide as you would like, I did mine approximately 2in. wide). The length of each strip is also up to you. Just keep in mind that the actually length will be the strip folded in half.

Step 3:
After the strips are cut out (you can start with a few and cut them out according to how many you think you will need) begin by tying each strip of tulle onto the ribbon. Tie each piece on in the middle so that you get a double thickness of tulle.

This is after tying about 10 strips on...continue until you get the desired width of the skirt that you need for you little one.
Step 4:
Put it on your baby...or toddler, and take pictures. :)

I think that the best part of making the tutu is taking pictures of your little one that you can cherish for years to come. Enjoy!!

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  1. Hi Jessica, congratulations on the birth of your darling little girl. The tutu looks so sweet on her. I'm eagerly awaiting the birth of my second grandchild, a girl. Less than two months to go. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Hi Chris,
    Thanks so much for checking out our blog and following it. It is a new fun adventure for all of us. We are enjoying our little girl to the fullest, I can't imagine life without her. Congrats on your upcoming grandchild, you will have to keep us updated. I look forward to checking out your blog and becoming a follower. Best of luck to you.

  3. Hi, I'm a new follower. I really enjoyed reading your blog, this is so adorable. Please come by and visit me sometime. Have a great day.

  4. Thanks for becoming a follower. We hope that you continue to visit us and enjoy reading what we have to post. I will be checking out your blog and becoming a follower as well.
    Thanks again,