Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tutu for Paeton

For those of you who have been following my blog, I've made it pretty clear that I'm going to be an aunt.  Well, the time has come and it's no longer a past tense sentence.

I am an aunt!
My brother and sister-in-law welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into the world on August 17th at 4:40am.  Her name is Paeton Marie and she weighed exactly 9 pounds and was 20.5 inches long. 

I got to go see her this past Labor Day weekend and, I may be a little prejudice but let me tell you, she is so stinking cute! 

A little background on this project.  When we threw a baby shower for my brother and his wife back in June, there were some frilly tutu's on the registry that a few of us laughed at.  Immediately assuming that my sister-in-law picked out these cuties to annoy the heck out of my brother who is a boys boy loving lifted trucks and playing in the mud.  Well, come to find out, my brother, the muddy boy's boy, picked out the tutu's and put them on the registry.  He was so excited about them too.  I have seen many people making tutu's on their own and it looked easy enough.  I had to give it a try. 

I went to Michael's and found light pink tule, hot pink tule with glitter on it, and white tule ribbon with white polka dots on it.  I sat on the floor in the middle of the isle and compared about 6 different options because of course, there were other colors and I had to chose just the right ones.  I could only imagine the looks I was getting but I didn't care.  I was making this for my NIECE!  lol.

I rushed right home, cut the tule into 12" strips (luckily I bought them in spools so they were already 6" wide) and started making the tutu.  I should have known that the glitter hot pink tule was too cute not to be messy.  Good thing my husband wasn't home when I was trying this idea out :)  There was glitter everywhere. 

It only took me about 2 hours to complete the entire thing and I love it.  I'm pretty sure I stared at it for a few hours just because I was so impressed with it and.... of course, I kept picturing Miss Paeton in it.

When I got down to CA to see the family I took out the tutu and my brother insisted he be the first to wear it :)

Then we all couldn't wait to put it on Paeton and see who looked cuter!
I'm going to go with paeton.  lol.
Here are a few pictures of it right after I made it.

1 comment:

  1. Very very cute!!! I agree that Paeton looks cuter wearing it lol!

    Kim :)