How It All Started
I started making headbands and tutus for my firstborn daughter when people would mistaken her for a boy, due to the fact that she had no hair until she was about 18 months old. She then started receiving compliments on all the accessories she wore and that I had made for her. Then people began asking me to make like accessories for their little ones. Etsy became a means to manage the requests that I was getting.
My "baby" now has hair below her shoulders and hates wearing headbands and dressing up in tutus.... perhaps an "overkill" on my part when she was younger?! But I cant stop making the cute little accessories. Its too much fun and a creative outlet for me. Glad I can make them for your little ones!
The rest is history....
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
From Honolulu, Hawaii. Has a degree in DANCE. Married high school sweetheart. Left 10 year career as a university administrator to become a full time mom--my dream job! I am now mom to four little ones. I feel very blessed.
Beth's Mom. Recently relocated back to Hawaii to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She enjoys getting creative with Beth by making tutu dresses for little princesses everywhere.
Custom orders are welcome!
Please contact me if you see an item you like but would like it altered (to include changes in color) and/or are interested in custom ordering an item -- at NO additional cost.
My tutu dresses are made with strips of tulle, and are not one solid piece of fabric. Therefore, all tutu dresses should be worn with a slip, leggings and/or tights and bloomers to ensure 100% coverage.
Also, all flowers and embellishments are glued on the bodice for the best durability.
*Please remember to leave the following information and measurements in the NOTES TO SELLER box when placing your order:
1. Age of baby and size of clothing
2. Over The Shoulder Measurement (from front of armpit to back of armpit)
3. Chest Measurement (at widest point--typically, around armpit level)
4. Length Measurement from armpit to where you want the bottom of the dress to fall (measurement will include the crochet bodice) *Note: any dress length over 20 inches long will require an additional fee for the extra tulle required.
If the above info is not included, standard sizing will be used to complete your order.
Please note, due to the bulk of orders received, I need at least 2-3 weeks to process each order before mailing. (I mail USPS with a 3-5 day shipping expectation if mailed in the US -- assuming there are no travel delays.) You can, of course, always "Rush" an order; you can shorten processing time to 1 week before mailing with the purchase of the "Rush Order Fee" of $20. Listing is found in my shop.
I mail everything through USPS. They advise that mail should take approx 5-7 days to reach its destination. i, however, do not guarantee any arrival times.
I mail to the address on the order so please make sure it is correct.
Also note, that all dresses are neatly folded into a bag and placed in a mailing envelope for shipping. If you'd prefer a different packaging method for an additional fee, please contact me at time of purchase.
Parental supervision is required while your child is wearing Manaia Baby productas small parts can cause a choking hazard.
Pictures used for listings try to accurately reflect the item, but due to the differences in computer monitors and/or lighting when taking a photo, the color may not reflect an item exactly. Please inquire about the color of an item if wanting more info.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All orders will be shipped to your address listed on the receipt of your order, so please also make sure your address is current.
USPS Tracking will be placed on all packages mailed. I will not be responsible for mail that is said to be delivered to address but buyer states they have never received. This is not considered a lost item.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to any ideas or suggestions you may have for a custom order. Your 100% satisfaction is my top priority.