tutu bug

Monday, January 31, 2011


I have a friend who creates the most adorable crocheted hats .  She did a photo shoot with Sunflowers Photography and I was able to squeeze some tutu's onto one of the model's she had.  Here's a picture of this cutie patootie wearing some of tutu bug's tutu's!

Bumble Bee


There are a few more shots, but I need to get them resized.  I will add them later :)!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

I meant to post up this Peanut Butter Bon Bon recipe in December, but just didn't get around to it, but hey, better late than never!  This is one of our favorite Christmas treats and peanut butter has lots of protein, so they must be good for you!  I originally got this recipe from a coworker of my DH several years ago.  It's been a holiday staple since.  I have simplified the recipe as well (who had a double boiler these days?!), so keep this in mind when you're hankering for a great mix of peanut butter and choclolate when nothing but homemade will do :)!

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

1-7 oz. Chocolate (this is the giant sized bar.  You can substitute milk chocoloate chips if needed)
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/8 stick parafin wax (found in baking aisle)
1-18 oz jar peanut butter
1 stick butter
1 lb box powdered sugar (I use a  little less than the whole box)
3 c. rice crispies cereal

In microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate bar (broken into pieces), chocolate chips and wax.  Be sure to shave the wax into the chocolate otherwise it will never melt.  Heat on high for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Keep heating and stirring in 30 second increments  until chocolate and was are melted.

In large bowl, combing peanut butter, stick butter and powdered sugar.  Mix together then add rice crispies (can use a little less if mix gets too dry).  Roll into balls and dip into melted chocolate.  Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper and place in fridge till firm.

These are delicious, enjoy!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ohio State University Tutu

I had a client email me asking for an Ohio State University tutu for her 9 mo.  It's made of shimmery red and grey tulle, with a 5/8" white bow.  Here's a photo of it - it turned out so cute!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

What the heck is a cornbag?!?!

Yeah I get that question a lot.  I sell cornbags at boutiques as well as my tutu's.  They seem to be very popular sellers, I have a lot of repeat buyers and people who purchase them for stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, etc.  Anyway, a corn bag is pretty much just that -a bag filled with corn.  It's a little fancier than that, I actually sew fabric (flannel or cotton) and fill with a special non-popping corn (no that isn't a dumb question, people ask it all the time).  The cornbag is used as an all natural hot pack or cold compress and is great for sore backs, cramps, achy muscles, headaches, etc, etc.  My favorite use for the cornbags is during the winter.  I heat it up and throw it under the covers at the foot of the bed.  I then put my cold toesies on the cornbag instead of my husband.  I think it actually saved our marriage.  Anyway, they are great little inventions and super affordable too. 

We store ours in the freezer so you always have an ice pack available and then take out and microwave as needed.  I currently have 4 in the freezer and am thinking of making a few more.  My kids love them and sleep with them year round.  The kids love them for some reason, two of my friends who bought them told me that their kiddos sleep with them as well.  Anyway, I know I had mentioned in a previous post about these and I wanted to finally explain them :).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hope you had an exciting new year.  We were invited to a family s'mores party, wich was very fun and then we came home to blow up stuff light off fireworks with the neighbor kids.  It was fun times for all, although FREEZING.  I got my ski coat out for the first time since 1996 - and it still fit - yeehaw!   Anyway, I digress...I was asleep well before midnight - I choose sleep over fun, as I knew the kids would be up plenty early and they didn't disappoint!
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