I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holidays? We had a fab time relaxing, cooking, crafting and shopping! Of course, most of my presents were craft supplies...Thank you, Santa! :) ...and of course, some of my presents to my lovely friends and family were handmade gifts this Christmas. I had so much fun making them and they were a hit. Today I want to tell you how I made this lovely no-sew tutu skirt for my toddler.
My dear friend Sherry got a handmade Lemon Sugar Scrub (I will post a recipe in the next couple of days so sign up so you don't miss out! You will love the scrub and it is so quick and easy to make!)
One of Greg's gifts was a large glass jar of toffees and chocolates. I used Stazon and a black Sharpie marker to stencil a black mustache and write 'MyStache' on. I decorate the lid and filed with sweets. Greg loves a snack or two and constantly complains that there's nothing to snack on so his very own jar of sweet treats was a hit!
Greg's mum received a 'Family Birthdays' calendar, a my own slightly different take on what you can find on Pinterest or buy.
Chloe' got her lovely pink crochet trousers which you can find on the Yarn & Fabric page of my blog .
Isabella got her No-sew Tutu Skirt with a fairy wings, a tiara and a fairy wand for her dressing up fun. She is two and a half and have started to take interest in dressing up and any skirt or dress on means she is a princess nowadays. As you can imagine, her fairy costume is a big hit and so I thought it might be useful to you too. So finally, here's how I made the skirt:
- 30 strips of fabric measuring 60cm (24") long x 25cm (10") wide. To simplify - I bought a set of basic net curtains for a fiver for our bay window that was 4m long and cut the bottom off to fit the length of the window which gave me over a meter, almost two, wide long strip that I kept folding and cutting each section in half which gave me about 30 of these strips and rounded the corners into an oval shape on each end.
- White satin ribbon - 120cm (36") long x 2cm ish (1" ish) wide + another piece about 50cm (20") long for the bow on the front (optional)
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