I gave up something for Lent every year when I was growing up. For those of you not familiar with Lent, it is the 40 days before Easter in the Catholic Church. A time of waiting and preparing. Eventually, it became more popular to “do” something instead of “give up” something. Truthfully, I have not had my act together to even do that over the last few years, but this year I am going to make it happen.
I’ve decided to make sure I take time to “do something crafty” each day. I was inspired by a woman at a quilt show a few years ago who quilted for 1/2 hour per day. Some days she did little projects and some days she did a little bit of a bigger project. I think I would be so much happier (which will make me a better person) if I took time to do this each day.
Yesterday was the 1st day of Lent and I made a tutu. I will actually be doing quite a bit of this over the next few months as I am going to have a tutu booth at a vendor fair in May.
This one is not totally done, so I have a little more work ahead of me tonight. This may actually be one of the first tutus I sell. A lady online said she was looking for some tutus locally and someone referred her to me. I would love to have some sales under my belt before I set up a whole booth of this delightful tullishness. I make my tutus fairly simply by sewing an elastic waistband and then tying on the tulle. This particular tutu is kind of interesting because I did 2 red, 2 black, 2 red and so on. Depending on how you fluff the tulle, it can look mostly red (as it does in the picture) or black.
How many tutus will I make for my booth? I am planning on about 100 (20 or so in 5 different sizes). Just like with my OCD cookie baking, I put together a spreadsheet of color combinations and how much tulle each size takes. I just ordered 85 – 100′ rolls of tulle from my favorite website, Papermart. Who doesn’t need 8,500 yards of tulle lying around their house?!??!?!
Can’t wait to update you on my progress!