Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Tiny dancer

In determining a gift for the shower, I took a look in my gift bin for inspiration. I found a pair of crocheted ballerina booties that I had intended to use as a topper to a diaper cake for my sister-in-law's last baby. Unfortunately they did not arrive in time for that shower, so in the gift box they went. I also had on hand a cute thrifted fabric printed with tiny ballerinas. I figured I could make a little ballerina themed gift!

I started by making a fun baby tutu like people use for fancy photo shoots

I didn't believe the instructions, that said to use 6 yards of tulle to make the infant version, but now I wish I had used more tulle to make it even flouncier!

Next I made a tiny headband using bra elastic and pre-made tulle flowers

So precious!

A big round of applause for my model, Curious George.

As mentioned, there was a time sensitive nature to getting this gift ready if I wanted it to get to Arizona for free. The night it was due, my sister-in-law came over to find me cramming a ruffle-laden quilt through the machine.

I somehow finished the binding of the quilt and tying it off in about an hour's time.

Is it perfect? No. Is it pretty darn cute despite its flaws? Absolutely.


Recent favorite: Aren't the colors used for this shoot fabulous?

Working on: Hank's birthday prep

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