Saturday, March 28, 2009

Let's Go Nuclear

Maybe I'm just having too much fun with the whole Trashy Tutu bit. I completed another Custom order this week for a black and acid green tutu I like to call the "Nuclear Waste" Trashy Tutu. Had an opportunity to not only hand deliver it, but also shoot a few pictures of the recipient in it. We used our church as the scene of the crime...ha! I have so many favorites, but these are the top 3....for now.
Added this number to my etsy site as well. Can't wait to expand the line of Trashy Tutu's. Remember $5 of the sale price of any Trashy Tutu goes to help support the Safe Passage organization. So you're getting an awesome tutu and helping families as well! YAY!
(Makes ya feel all warm and squishy all over, doesn't it?)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Stella and the "Very Veggie" Tutu Set

It's been a busy week here at the boutique. I completed a super poofy custom tutu for a 12 year old, a custom dog tutu for "Stella", and a springy tutu set for etsy. I decided to call the set the "Very Veggie" tutu set after tossing some names around all afternoon. I loved the sweet chocolate brown carrot onesie so much I just had to create a coordinating tutu to go with. The set is in the 6-9 month size, but the tutu should fit up through 2 years. I'll be listing this one on my Etsy site in the near future.
The sweet Stella came over with her owner this afternoon to collect her tutu and show off her dancing skills. My girls and I had a blast watching her tippy-toe all over our living room floor. My 2 year old couldn't stop laughing. She thought it was so funny seeing a doggy tap dance. Stella has some serious twirling skills too. It's amazing what a dog will do for a few treats. This was the second doggy tutu I've made...why should the humans have all the fun, right?
Next on my to do list is an assortment of Trashy Tutu's. No rest for the wicked.......

Thursday, March 19, 2009

* I Got a Treasury *

Thought all of you would be sick of the winter weather...ok, beyond sick and desperate for any ray of sunshine. So here's a little Sunny Yellow pick me up featuring some of my favorites in an Etsy Treasury. Hooray for handmade! I'm writing this it has started snowing. *whine*

Friday, March 13, 2009

* Rock On *

This weeks feature is the "Rock On" Tutu Set. I just sold another one through my Etsy site, so it seems to be a pretty popular item in my shop. Up until this point the set has been a One of a Kind the 12 month size, but due to the popularity of this set, I will soon list it as a Custom Order in sizes newborn through 5T. Included with the sale is a Skully onesie (through 24 months) or T-shirt (2T-5T) hand painted by yours truly. And a custom knotty girl tutu in Black, Turquoise, and Fuchsia. The waist is wrapped with black and white polka dot satin ribbon. ADORABLE! Look for it soon at the PrincessDoodleBeans Tutu Boutique on Etsy!
*Think Spring*

K. Frank

Friday, March 6, 2009

Harper is Tutu cute!

Today I had the exciting privilege of hand delivering a custom order to a special little girl named Harper. Her mom ordered a Custom Classic Tutu from me a couple weeks ago and I've been giddy with excitement about creating it ever since. The 3 colors she chose (orange, apple green, and turquoise) are amazing together. I added an orange satin ribbon around the waistband to give it that extra POP! Harper was dancing around the room in no time...twirling and looking absolutely adorable. I'm not sure she'll ever take it off.
Her mother, Lisa, also has a shop on etsy. We've enjoyed talking to each other about our custom wares and crafty know-how. (ha!) Lisa designs and creates custom Pom-Pom ponchos, taggy blankies for babies, and the coolest snake (infinity) scarves for kids/teens you've ever seen. Don't believe me? See for yourself at:

We have quite a lot of talent here in Northern Michigan. I guess we need something to do when it's below zero outside.... I'm looking forward to sharing other etsy/crafting moms with you in the near future. But for now....Ciao

Monday, March 2, 2009

Knotty Girl Tutu

Here's another new-ish idea from the Boutique. The Knotty Girl Custom Tutu!! I use the same width tulle as the Custom Ballet Tutus and knot the ends to create a really funky feel. This is perfect for kids whos personality goes against the grain. The "not your typical little princess" girls. I'm thinking of my middle child, "Beans" as I write this. Her first tutu was a baby blue and royal knotty tutu on blue satin ribbon. I also created one that the little "Doodle" modeled as a tutu halter shirt. ha! These are soon to be added to my etsy site in children's sizes up through a 24" waist. They will be available in these 3 lengths:
Petite: 6"
Poofy: 8"
Prima: 10"

Happy March!
K. Frank