Friday, April 23, 2010


Hurray for the weekend! I feel like I have been drowning in the pile of things to do. Work, school, photography business. AHHHHH!!! Ever just want to run away to a remote island off the map where they don't believe in telephones? I know I sure wish I could right now. Although, I couldn't really live without my phone because I love talking to my mom way too much. I'm sure J wouldn't mind though, he hates the phone.

Yesterday I got some LOVELY chocolate covered strawberries delivered to my work from my gorgeous man! 

They day before that I got some beautiful flowers from my boss because of Administrative Professionals day. I completely forgot about it.

It was a great week with all of my nice surprises, but I am still so tired from all of the small things I had going on. I hope May works out to be a little less stressful. I started a class at the University of Calgary on Monday's and Wednesday's (which I have to leave right after work to get there on time and don't get back home until 11-ish at night). I am also going to start swimming. I need to exercise, but ever since my back incident happened I haven't been able to, so this will really help.

Anyways bloggers, have a fantastic weekend! I hope to be able to keep up with my blogging more frequently!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

DIY: Flower Girl Tutu Is DONE!

My mom and I have been working on my Flower Girl tutu since my mom got here last Thursday. It was a lot of hard work, but I love it and think it's just perfect! Now I just hope it fits her.. LOL


You're going to need 2-8 yards of tulle, found in your local fabric store. Tulle seems to range in price from very cheap (I got mine for less than $1 a yard) to not really at all expensive for fabric (I saw some tulle for like $6 a yard - it was rather fancy looking). Two yards will suffice for a children's tutu. Some of you might want to make one for yourselves. I used six yards for mine - my tutu is ridiculously poofy and has about a six inch gap with no material. One day, I'll fix that, but for now I just twist it to the side. Depending on how you cut your stripes and tie them on, you may need more or less fabric.

First, you're going to need to cut the tulle into strips. My tulle just happened to be twice as wide as I wanted my tutu's length to be, so I decided it would be easiest to loop the tulle around the ribbon. I cut my stripes about 4 inches wide - the width of these stripes is going to determine the poofiness, so use my tutu to judge.

After you have your strips cut, you're going to want to fasten them to a ribbon or elastic. If you use ribbon, make sure it matches the tulle - or at least compliments it. I forgot to buy ribbon from the fabric store and all I had laying around with some olive green piece. There are several methods for fastening the strips to the ribbon - you can sew them, tie them, or probably even use fabric glue. I opted to tie them on. Because my strips were twice the length I wanted, I just doubled them over and looped them around the ribbon.

Because I am such a horrible explainer of what I mean by 'looping around the ribbon', I drew a picture. Unfortunately, I am also a horrible drawer. I opted to crop out the final result, which is what you achieve by pulling the ends tight, but I don't think it's a crucial element. Just know that in the drawing below, you are actually looking at what will become the inside of the tutu's waist. You want the clean part of the loop on the outside, as in the photo above.


You may want to play around with other methods of fastening the strips to the ribbon. If you have any questions, I will try my hardest to answer them.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Opening my photography business!

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