Monday, December 13, 2010

The Kelly

On Tuesday December 14th I will be releasing the Kelly for sale on my Etsy site The Kelly is a Minnie Mouse inspired tutu set that comes with a pink tutu and mouse ears. The tutu will be sewn and made from high quality pink tulle that has white polka dots sewn to it. Customers will be allowed to pick from any of the 3 bows I offer for their mouse ears. The description on my Etsy site will read like this.

The Kelly is an adorable Minnie Mouse inspired tutu set that your daughter is sure to love! The tutu is carefully sewn together and is made from high quality pink tulle. I sew the white polka dots to the tulle to ensure they stay in place. This tutu has 5 to 6 pieces of tulle per inch to make sure it is full and beautiful. The elastic waistband I use will stretch 2-3 inches, which will allow your princess to enjoy the Kelly for years.

The mouse ears are also included in this set. Please indicate which bow color you want on your mouse ears. You can choose from red, pink and fuchsia. The ears are made from felt and can be cleaned by using a damp cloth.

This tutu can be gently hand washed and I will include care instructions with each order.

To view all of my tutus please click the following link:

This will be followed up by my standard write up materials that include the sizing chart, order instructions, and shop policies. Please let me know your thoughts and give me feedback on changes I could make to my write up to make it more intriguing.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Kelly release is on hold....

Saturday was going to be the day I gave you a sneak peak of The Kelly. The Kelly is a Minnie Mouse inspired costume that I am sure will be a big hit. I was hoping to get your feedback on my write up and get your thoughts on what order you believe I should use my photos. Then I had planned on releasing it for sale on my Etsy site on Tuesday. This has been put on hold for a couple of days however. While I wish I could have put this up yesterday for all of you to review I assure you it is worth the wait. I have been talking with a local professional photographer for the past couple of days and we worked out a deal yesterday for her to take my photos. Bre is an excellent photographer and I am really looking forward to working with her. You can see her work here The photos are such a critical part of the appearance of my shop and I know her photos will make a huge difference. The tutus can be extremely difficult to photograph. The tulle that the tutus are made out of is a difficult material to capture the true color for some reason. I know she will be able to give me a perfect representation through her photos. I should have high quality professional images of The Kelly around Tuesday of this week. Once I have those I will post my preview for all of you to see and will eagerly await your feedback.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I have spent the last several weeks trying to discover the secrets to finding and keeping followers on twitter.  I have learned quite a bit along the way but I still have a lot to learn.  I am going to spend the next few posts discussing some of the things I have learned.

There are literally hundeds of different tools out there to help you find the perfect group of followers at the push of a button.  While these will certainly add to the number of people you follow I have not found one that has brought me the right kind of followers yet.  In my opinion, the best thing for you to do is simply go to and search for the subject that has the type of followers you are looking for.  Pick a couple of the top people in that category and start following the people they follow.  You will want to take your time doing this however so you don't follow a bunch of people that haven't used twitter in 9 months.

If you are new to twitter don't get frustrated too quickly.  There will be times where you will send tweet after tweet out there and begin to wonder if you are talking to yourself.  Eventually as you get enough followers you will begin to get more and more replies to your questions and comments.