Tutus and Happy Accidents

On Fridays, Miss ME doesn’t have any afternoon therapy.

This past Friday, after school, we had a girls day.

Off to Friendly’s we went, then onto Joann’s and finally Barnes & Noble.

In Joann’s Miss ME found a tutu in the discount bin and wearing the fabulous tutu and a Jim Dandy crown from Friendly’s, she put on a show for me on the stage at Barnes & Noble.


By Saturday, the tutu was looking a little ragged….lots of love during that 24 hours šŸ™‚

So, I searched Youtube and found The Crafty Gemini’s tutorial for a Simple Girl’s Skirt.

I had left over fabric from my cousin’s Book Pillow.


This is a very easy tutorial to follow and made the cutest skirt!

One thing I did was to incorporate the first steps of the magic pillow case tutorial.

I did this to make a color band hem and allow me not to have to sew a hem.


Miss ME tried it on, did a few twirls, then declared “I hate skirts” and took it off.

(insert my major eye roll here)

Three year olds.

While making this skirt, I realized I need a pin cushion.

I found a Youtube tutorial named How to sew a pincushion in under 5 minutes.

Now, it is supposed to be a flat pin cushion.

I somehow sewed it weird and made this:


I think this will work better for me!

Happy accidents!

I have decided to challenge my knitting skills also.

I am joining the Joji Mystery Wrap KAL (by Joji Locatelli).


Described as “a lot of garter and simple lace”, I hope I can do it!

I am only using stash yarn so I may be using #2 weight instead of #1 weight (better for me).

This starts May 12th!

Have a good week!

Linked to: CreativeJewishMom, The Crafting Nook, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

9 thoughts on “Tutus and Happy Accidents

  1. Becki says:

    I love this post! From the picture of Miss E performing to imagining her declaring her disdain for skirts when she’s wearing the cutest one ever, to your accidental perfect pincushion. First of, I love that Van Gogh inspired fabric. And that you used a technique from another project (the magic pillowcase) to make something completely different. Seriously, I hope you get a picture of Miss E. in that skirt so she can see it when she’s an adult and she’ll think you must have the coolest mom ever that you made that for her. Trust me on this. And finally, while I don’t know what the flat pincushion was supposed to look like, I love the pyramid shape of this one. It does seem perfect. šŸ™‚


  2. Stefanie says:

    Your daughter is so funny; how honest our kids are (Jellybean says my latest ‘do is like a mushroom.). Your pincushion came out wonderfully and I like the abandoned skirt.


  3. Sandra Licher says:

    I learned after raising 4 that you need a strong ego and/or sense of self to be a parent! LOL! Your daughter is a hoot….my Mother used to let me dress myself when I was young and my elementary school pictures are really bad. I asked her how she could let me go to school looking like that and she just rolled her eyes and said there was no talking me out of those ‘fashion statements’ I made. I learned too that in parenting it’s a matter of ‘picking your battles’.
    The skirt is lovely with that gorgeous fabric and I have seen little pin cushions in that shape so you are so right….as Bob Ross would say…..’happy little accidents’.
    Oh, don’t tempt me with another KAL! Especially, Joji! I love her patterns….now I have to go find out all about it! LOL! Have a great day!


  4. Vikki says:

    I love the skirt you made. I also have a daughter who loves the things I’m making until she actually has to wear them.

    I keep seeing colour packs for the mystery shawl; so much beautiful yarn, I can’t wait to see what the final shawl will look like!


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I really want to use up some stash yarn…and me, knitting and fingering yarn are not exactly friends yet! So I’m going to use some #2 yarn. I think mine will be mostly light pinks, grays and creams šŸ˜‰


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