Little Missy Tutu

How to make a no-sew tutu
6" wide strips of toile, 30" long. My 15 month granddaughter has a 17" waist. Sew elastic down.
Strips of toile tied with a slip not
Then add all of the strips with slip knots. I chose alternating colors of fabric.
Felt wand and tutu
Cut out star patterns on 2 different colors of felt. Use blanket stitch, sew on button and stuff with batting. You'll need one wooden dowel and some ribbon.
The Princess

For ages 8 and up, written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Say it with dance! This gorgeous collection will enchant young dancers with stories from eight cultures, including the Polka in the Czech Republic, Limbo in the West Indies and the Waltz in Germany. Book with CD editions include stories read by actress Juliet Stevenson.
For ages 6 and up, written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
 Watch the curtain rise on these dramatic and beautiful ballets. The stories in this collection feature magic and comedy, drama and adventure, and are accompanied by a brief history of classical ballet, as well as historical details of the composition, choreography and early performances of each ballet. Book with double CDs edition includes stories read by actress Juliet Stevenson.

These wonderful books can be purchased online at

 Looking back over 2011 and celebrating a New Year, I thank you for these most popular posts:

1. Ship Shapes Board Book Review

2. Board Books and Babywearing Week

3. International Talk Like A Pirate Day

4. Green Elephants Garden Sculptures

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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