Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Digital Design

So with my passion for photography and my love of Photoshop, I have decided to sell some of my digital designs.  My tutu business is morphing into a tutu/digital design shop.  I am sticking with the name Pretty Tutus for You because I still have a bunch of business cards and tags for the tutus, but just know, I am starting to do photography and digital design as well.  

I added a photography page to my site and I will be adding a digital design page as soon as I get around to it.  You can see all of my products for sale at my Etsy shop if you are interested in looking right now: 

So far I have photographed two families, one engagement session and have an upcoming wedding and family photo session as well.  I have sold my Minnie Mouse inspired invitation to four people and I have also sold my Bunco score sheet!  Pretty exciting!  

 Every excuse I have to make a card, invitation, announcement, I jump on it because I enjoy taking pictures and creating cards, etc., on Photoshop.  My latest was our Christmas card.  I made a 5 x 7 flat card and also a 4 x 5.5 accordian fold card.  I went with a bee theme because we are trying to live more self-sustainably- living off the land I guess you could say.  :o)

If you like my work, I would love to know.  If you have something in mind and want me to do it for you, I would be honored!  Have fun perusing my site and I hope to work with you in the future- whether it be making a tutu for you, taking photos for you or designing something...maybe all three! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Extra Full Hybrid Fall Tutu

Here are some pictures taken by a photographer in TX.  She found me on Etsy.  The Fall Tutu is red, burgundy, brown, yellow and gold.

These pictures were taken from another photographer in Pennsylvania  :-) 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chicken Tutu

As some of you know, I have turned in to the Crazy Chicken Woman.  ;-)  I am LOVING having chickens and have a wonderful flock of nine different breeds of chickens.  This is one of my Rhode Island Reds, Belina, wearing a Classic Hot PB Tutu.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Comment on this Post for Tutu Giveaway

Enter to win a custom tutu, shipping included if you are unable to pick it up!

Ways to Enter

1. Comment and tell me what style and/or color scheme is your favorite.
2. Follow Pretty Tutus for You on Facebook. (If you already follow, comment saying so.)
3. Follow Pretty Tutus for You on Blogspot- Enter your email address on top right side of my blog  (If you already follow, comment saying so)
4. Post a picture of the tutu you purchased from Pretty Tutus for You on my FB fan page.
5. Tweet about our giveaway with a link!
6. Blog about our giveaway with a link!
7. Post about our giveaway on any related forum- If you post on multiple forums, you will can get one entry per post.  You MUST make a separate comment for each one.

Come back and comment that you have completed any of the above items. Each one needs it's OWN comment. You may do each of the above for a total of seven comments = seven entries (unless you post on multiple forums). Be sure to enter comment using the "Name/URL" option if you are not a registered user. URL is not necessary, but name is so I know who you are if you win!!

Giveaway Rules

Giveaway ends on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST (MIDNIGHT). Comments are numbered in the order they were posted. The winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and posted on blog by 12:00 PM Saturday, October 1, 2011. Winner will then have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.

Extra Full Fall Tutu

Today I sold two tutus!  Yeehaw!  Here are a few pictures of Scarlet wearing one of them.  I got a request for a fall colored tutu so I decided to use the colors yellow, gold, red, burgundy and brown.  I guess it is more of a Midwestern/East Coast Fall Tutu since our fall colors are mostly yellow and gold.  :-)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Extra Full Whimsical Sister Tutu

My fabulous neighbor made another purchase from my shop.  Like myself, she LOVES the look of the Extra Full Whimsical tutus.  She has ordered six tutus so far, one for her daughter and the others for gifts.  Thanks so much Maiddy!  The most recent order was for her daughter, pictures to come, and two sisters who are the same size as my girls.  She chose fuchsia and light pink for the sisters.  I was asking her what to name them and we agreed on Sister Tutus.  I had to take pictures of my girls in them before wrapping them up, I couldn't help myself.  :-)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Event Today

If you're in Roseville today, come visit Pretty Tutus for You and Legal Needle from 10 to 3 at Sunflowers Farmer's Market. (Where Ross used to be on the corner of Douglas and Harding)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Patriotic Tutu

I have been working with a photographer in Pennsylvania named Julie Weimer of JW Photography.  Here are some pictures she took of girls in an Extra Full Patriotic Tutu.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Extra Full Whimsical Lillian Tutu

Here is a collage of the adorable Miss Lillian in the tutu she won in a giveaway. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pretty Tutus for You has been reviewed!

Danielle from Makobi Scribe ran across my shop on Etsy and wanted to do a product review.  I sent her a Hybrid KM tutu.  She finished the review and posted it yesterday.  You can read the review and enter for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to my shop at 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Extra Full Hybrid Jessica Tutu

The tutu in this photo was a custom order for a photographer in Pennsylvania.  It was made for her daughter Jessica and is apple green, hot pink, fuchsia and white.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Minnie Mouse photoshoot

Scarlet will be one on July 10 and Madrone will be 3 on July 11.  They are having a Minnie Mouse inspired birthday party.  I took their pictures, created the invitations and we are ready to party!  The picture is the front of their postcard invitation.  The tutus they are wearing are the matching tutus I purchased for them before I opened Pretty Tutus for You.  I loved the extra full look of them and they inspired me to create the Whimsical style tutus.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Classic Sweet Tutu

I brought some tutus up to take pictures of them and Madrone wanted to wear one.  :-) I had an Adult Tutu, a Teen, a Newborn and thankfully a Toddler tutu.  She really wanted to wear the Adult Tinkerbell Inspired tutu, but I had to break the sad news to her that a size 38" waist just wouldn't fit her.  Instead she got to wear the Classic Sweet Tutu.

She reminds me of a mix between Shirley Temple and Marilyn Monroe in the b&w.

Hybrid Elmo Inspired Tutu

The Tassio's came to visit.  It was Layla's 2nd birthday.  She LOVES Elmo so I made her an Elmo inspired tutu.  She wanted nothing to do with it, but thankfully her big sister Gianna was all about modeling it for me.  :-)

Luke, Gianna and Madrone are getting down and dirty on the rock pile.  Tutus are great for EVERY occasion, even ones where you get really dirty!  They were covered in rock dust.  I had to take Madrone straight to the bath when we went inside.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Extra Full Whimsical Signature Tutu

I was so excited to get to make my favorite tutu in a larger size.  I asked my "older models" if they could come over and try it on so I could take some pictures of them in it before I wrapped it up for the person who ordered it.  My models, Kaley and Allison, were very excited about the fullness of it and both were willing to try it on for pictures.  Thanks girls!! 

If you love this look, it can be done with any of the color schemes.  Just make sure you order Extra Full.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tutu Giveaway Winner

And the new winner is...

Miriah Crawley said...                                                                            6

My favorite is the scarlet. I love the color combination. I have hung them in the girls room on the wall and will post a photo soon.

April 22, 2011 11:29 AM

Congratulations Miriah, you have 48 hours to contact me with your order.   If I don't hear from you, a new Random winner will be chosen.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Miriah requested an Extra Full Whimsical tutu in hunter, emerald, apple and pops of purple and fuchsia.  A picture of her tutu is below.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tutu Tug-of-War

I was reading the Working Mother magazine my wonderful secretary at my school put in my box, and I saw "Mid-tug-of-tulle, I dropped my end."  Of course, it sparked my interest and I just had to read it. 

The gist of it is about picking and choosing your battles, and I LOVE the conclusion the author came to at the end.  With that said, order YOUR girl a tutu and make her smile!!  :-)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Comment on this Post for Tutu Giveaway

The contest is now over!  Winner announced above.

Enter to win a custom tutu, shipping included if you are unable to pick it up!

Ways to Enter

1.  Comment and tell me what style and/or color scheme is your favorite.
2.  Follow Pretty Tutus for You on Facebook.  (If you already follow, comment saying so.)
3.  Post a picture of the tutu you purchased from Pretty Tutus for You on my fan page.
4.  Tweet about our giveaway with a link!
5.  Blog about our giveaway with a link!
6.  Post about our giveaway on any related forum.

Come back and comment that you have completed any of the above items.  Each one needs it's own comment.  You may enter up to six times.  Be sure to enter comment using the "Name/URL" option if you are not a registered user.  URL is not necessary, but name is so I know who you are if you win!!
Giveaway Rules

Giveaway ends on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST (MIDNIGHT). Comments are numbered in the order they were posted. The winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and posted on blog by 12:00 PM Monday, May 2, 2011.  Winner will then have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tutus shipped to Norway!!

One of my really good friends has three beautiful girls.  They are living in Norway for her husband's work.  She ordered each of her girls a Whimsical Scarlet tutu.  Here are some pictures of her 8 month old twins, Sienna and Makenna wearing theirs.  Pictures of Lillian, almost 3 years old, to come!

A great way to use the tutus when not being worn.  :-)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tutu photoshoot 4/2/11

We had a litter of Weimaraner/Lab puppies a couple weeks ago.  The Lab sire of the puppies have two human girls he lives with.  They wanted to come see them so they came with one of their friends.  Somehow, tutus got mentioned and I got to make two tutus for one of the girls and the friend!  I am waiting on a name for the color scheme.  I told the friends they could get to name it.  They even let me take pictures of them in their new tutus!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scarlet wearing a tutu

Scarlet is wearing an Infant Extra Full Classic PG Tutu.  The PG Tutu is light pink, fuchsia and apple green.  

The Classic tutus are a lot shorter than the whimsical tutus.  However, if you like the Whimsical style with the shorter length, just let me know!!  The price of this hybrid tutu will be the same price as a Classic tutu.  If you like the Classic style with the Whimsical length, the price will be the same price as a Whimsical tutu.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Out and about

Well we took a trip to town today.  Madrone wore a tutu and got many compliments but nobody asked where I got it so I couldn't hand out any business cards.  :-(  However, my tutus are now officially for sale at:

Loved Again Children's Boutique
4076 Grass Valley Hwy.
Auburn, CA  95602
(530) 887-5437

Kids Closet
948 B Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA  95603
(530) 888-1809

You can buy or special order them at either of these shops or order online or via email.  :-)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weimaraner in an X-Large Whimsical Tutu

Here are some pictures of one of my Weimaraners in a tutu.  The colors are red, black and purple.  You can purchase tutus for your pets on the left side of the blog below the drop-downs for purchasing tutus for people.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Names of tutus = color schemes

When ordering, you can refer to the name of the tutu if you want one made with that particular color scheme or you can choose your own colors.  I will name the tutu after who it is for if I have never made that color scheme before. 

To see all color schemes made so far, check out my "Whimsical," "Classic" and "Hybrid" pages.

Classic vs. Whimsical

After making a Kira tutu, I came to the realization that I really want to make two different styles of tutus.  The first being the "Classic" style.  They are shorter and the edges are straight and all the same length.  The "Whimsical" style are longer and edges are cut at an angle and the tulle varies in length.  Below are side by side comparisons.

Friday, January 28, 2011

It begins...

Wedding Tutu
Three and a half years have gone by since my wedding.  A huge black garbage bag was full of orange tulle just wanting to be used.  I finally found a use for it and repurposed the tulle into an extra full "Whimsical" tutu.  The "Wedding Tutu" is 22 inches long and drags on the ground when Madrone wears it.  After making this tutu, I decided to open Pretty Tutus for You.

I find making tutus therapeutic after a day at work teaching Prep-K and after getting Scarlet and Madrone to bed.  I also just LOVE the way they make a child feel and how cute he/she looks wearing one.  Yes, boys may want to wear them too.  One of my students in my class put on the Wedding tutu and was twirling around the room in delight.

Little did I know how much time and energy went into creating a "shop" even for something as simple as tutus.  The business cards, order forms and blog are still a work in progress.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

I hope I can make many people happy with a pretty tutu.  Remember, tutus are NOT just for children.