Madison Ave BG

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Photo Session Fun, Part 3

Last night I was taking pictures of my daughter in a new bustle tutu, The Pixie Candy Rainbow, and my oldest son jumped in for some fun.  This is the only picture I got before he ran off embarrassed.  I love candid shots of my kids!  It captures their personalities so well, and this glimpse of them having fun together is priceless.

The Pixie Candy Rainbow Bustle Tutu

Monday, June 13, 2011

Photo Session Fun, Part 2

This evening we had a little photo shoot outside and I thought I would share some cute shots of my two youngest. 

My son was eager to be a part of the picture taking so I told him
to sit with my daughter and for them to be "cute".
Aaww!  My eyes started to water a little.

(insert the sound of tires screeching on pavement)

"Yuck!"  they say.

All better now.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New! Mini Top Hats

Mini top hats are a fabulous choice for birthdays, Halloween costumes, photo props or special occasions. 

We have a tradition in our house that the birthday boy or girl wears a "special" birthday hat.  For the boys we have the over sized, funny hat and the girls the mini top hats.  Each birthday the hat is taken out of storage to be worn for their special day.  It's so much fun to go back through photos of the children (and adults) opening presents and blowing out candles in their special birthday hat.

Each hat is custom made and measures 5 inches in diameter by 2 inches high.  The hat is held in place by an elastic headband that will fit toddlers and up.

St. Patty's Day Mini Top Hat
Luck is on your side when you wear this dandy little St. Patrick's Day mini top hat. This is a perfect hat for a St. Patty's Day parade, Halloween costume, or a fun evening celebrating at the pub.

The Roxie Mini Top Hat
made with black sequins, black marabou and feathers,
fuchsia double faced satin ribbon and decorative chrome center

The Jollette Mini Top Hat
made with fuchsia and lime sequins, two guinea feathers, striped lime satin ribbon
and a jeweled decorative center

The Kenzie Mini Top Hat
made with white iridescent and light blue sequins, fuchsia satin ribbon,
double faced turquoise and fuchsia polka dot bow, two guinea feathers
and a turquoise jeweled center.

The Susette Mini Top Hat
made with iridescent white sequins, pink and light blue shimmering ric rac,
pink marabou, handmade light blue satin rosette, and two white accent flowers

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Photo Session Fun

If you can't tell I take almost all the pictures you see in my shops.  I am by no means a photographer and it has been a huge challenge for me to learn.  Fortunately, I have a fantastic model that seems to know more about getting great pictures than I do!

I thought it would be fun to to show my make-shift photo studio, on location shots and the silliness that goes on during a photo shoot.  I will be posting different pictures periodically so check back often. 


And why is she laughing?

...becuase little brother came out in his backward underware!
"Stay away you little monster!"

"I'm going to get you!"

Check out my shop for the great photos I shot that day.  You would have never known there was a little monster chasing her!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Newborn Tutu Gift Set

I'm now offering a newborn tutu gift set to purchase in my Etsy shop.

This is a unique gift that will fill the room with smiles and tears at a baby shower, and be cherished always.  The set is ready to send for those that are long distance, a fabulous gift to bring to a baby shower or for the brand new mother ready to bring baby home.  There is room in the box to add other special keepsakes such as a silver spoon or rattle, or include a gift certificate for professional photos.

I created this gift set because most of the newborn tutus I sell are intended as gifts for mothers-to-be or purchased by parents for their newborn’s first photo shoot. The gift set will include everything for the portraits and will be a wonderful keepsake for the new baby girl.

Purple Willow Gift Set includes:

  • The Purple Willow Pixie Cut 6” length tutu with purple satin bow. The tutu is made with purple, plum and willow tulle.

  • Beautiful 5 inch diameter purple Floribunda rose on a 1 ½ inch wide black stretch lace headband.

  • Tutu Ring. This is a beautiful fabric covered ring that I have designed to hang tutus either from the ceiling as a mobile or flat on the wall.

  • Reusable Black and White Damask Hatbox to present the gifts in and use as storage in the nursery or around the home.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Show Some ArtFire Love

I currently have three online shoppes: Etsy, Artfire & eCrater.   Etsy is by far my best venue and receives most of my attention so, this week I've decided to show some love to my Artfire shoppe by offering a 10% off coupon code for anything in the store.  The sale lasts until Sunday, March 6. 

Use coupon code: AFLOVE during checkout.

Spring Tutus Have Arrived

Garden Parade
10" Length Standard Cut Tutu
Fuchsia, Yellow, Purple, Emerald & Coral Tulle

Cotton Candy Tutus
Two 12" Length Tutus
Pink & Light Blue Tulle

Pink Diva
10" Pixie cut tutu
Black, Pink & Fuchsia Tulle 

Springtime Ballet
10" Length Standard Cut Tutu
White, Pink & Apple Green Tulle

Tropical Bliss
10" Length Standard Cut Tutu
White, Turquoise, Apple Green Tulle

Thursday, February 3, 2011

15% off Discount on Etsy

Coupon Code FIRST100 will be active through Sunday, February 6 in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

100 Sales on Etsy

Yesterday marked my 100th sale on Etsy, and to celebrate I'm offering a 15% discount on everything in my shop, including my Sample Sale tutus!  To recieve the 15% discount enter coupon code FIRST100 during the check out process.  This sale is for a limited time only so hurry in to take advantage of the savings.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Do You Love Bargains?

I do, and I'm happy to offer my photo prop tutus at a generous discount!  I will be adding more tutus periodically so keep checking back.   You can find them here:
or click on "Sample Sale" under Shop Categories in my Etsy shop

All the Sample Sale Tutus were specifically made for taking the photos you see in my shop. I don’t sell photo prop tutus as new so it’s time to clear out and make room for some new designs. I am offering these tutus at a discounted price because they have already been fluffed and briefly worn/used for photographs. They are still in beautiful condition and ready to be loved.

Here are the three Sample Sale tutus I have listed so far.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Back To Work!

I took a few weeks off to spend the Holidays with my family in Florida.  We moved from Florida to the Midwest 8 years ago on Christmas Day and this was the first Christmas in Florida since we left.  It was also the first Christmas my youngest kids had away from home.  Of course they wondered if Santa would find them, and hoped he got the letter they sent telling him where they would be.  My 3 year old still thinks most of his toys came from Nonna (my mother) since that's where he recieved them.  Packing to come home was difficult but, we managed to pack and remember all the important stuff - the presents!

Now that we are home, things are pretty much back to normal - the kids are back in school and Tutu Gorgeous Girl is back open.   I've spent the last couple weeks working on some new ideas and designing some new Valentine's Day and Spring tutus.



Caribbean Blue
12 inch Pixie Cut Tutu


Sweet Love Valentine Tutu
10 inch Scallop Cut Tutu

Red Hot Diva
10 inch Scallop Cut Tutu

Summer Peach
12 inch Pixie Cut Tutu