TutuHappyLLC

Photo prop quality tutus, accessories, and decor!

Potomac Falls, Virginia · 143 Sales

TutuHappyLLC

Photo prop quality tutus, accessories, and decor!

Potomac Falls, Virginia 143 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

Announcement   Meet your maker! Learn more about me, Stacy Marino, by reading my feature in Hulafrog as I made their hot list of one of Loudoun's Mom Bosses! I'm #6 https://hulafrog.com/ashburn-leesburg-va/meet-your-local-momboss-of-loudoun-county980312/


Do you need a gift for a little girl, a new mom, bride to be, or someone who loves custom home decor and you're not sure what to get them? Gift certificates are the perfect option and I'm happy to deliver to you locally, mail to the recipient, or email them the information.
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My typical turnaround time is 2 weeks (business days) for most items, plus shipping time. Please confirm your need by dates in convo prior to placing your orders if you need your item sooner. Rush fees and expedited shipping may apply. I do have a handful of ready to ship items available in newborn, baby, and toddler sizes. Please convo me if interested in learning more about my current ready to ship inventory.
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OMGosh you guys!! If you don't already know about the amazing blog Today's The Best Day, you have to check it out! Tutu Happy, LLC has paired up with them for an awesome giveaway and discount code! Please check out the awesome write up she did on Tutu Happy, LLC!! <3 <3 <3
http://www.todaysthebestday.com/tutu-happy-giveaway-coupon-code/

Tutu Happy, LLC was named Best Children's Clothing Store by Washington Family Magazine in their Best for Families 2015 Issue! Super grateful for this honor! http://www.washingtonfamily.com/best_for_families/article_18460ab0-1a90-11e5-8ff5-d3efa73d253d.html

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I do have a very limited number of items that are ready to ship (generally size is 18-20 inch waist/8-10 inch length or newborn). If you are looking for that size, please message me and we can see if I have it ready to ship. I'm happy to make arrangements to meet in a limited local area for pickup to avoid shipping times/fees, however, please contact me about that first. Custom, homemade gifts are special, but they also take time to gather materials, create, and ship. Please contact me before adding a RUSH MY ORDER or expedited shipping options to your order. Thank you!

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I love custom orders! Every item that I make is handmade by me and made to order specifically to fit the individual who will wear it! All of my photos are examples of items I have made for past customers and I'm happy to make any color or style changes that you need for your special event, photo shoot, or to match your decor. Just send me a message and we can come up with something together. Have a picture of something you want? If I can find the available materials, I will make it for you. (My only exception is that I don''t work with glitter fabrics or accents.)

Measurements are important for fit of the item. Waists should be measured in the area where the tutu will hit (below belly button) and measured from that point to the desired length. It is important to keep in mind the age/mobility level of the baby. For example, if you have a little one who is crawling, you may want a little bit shorter length so they can still move. Almost everything can be made in doll, newborn, baby, toddler, girl, adult, or pet sizes. Some styles/accents may not be the best choice for certain age groups. If you aren't sure about what would be the best size, please message me and I'll make some suggestions for you.

I will ship internationally! Please convo me so we can work out the details. International Buyers are responsible for any and all shipping costs, taxes, entry fees for the item to reach you.

I look forward to making something really special just for you! Stacy

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tutu-Happy-LLC/1433633663555377 for great discounts!

Follow @tutuhappyllc on Instagram for special discounts and flash sales! https://www.instagram.com/tutuhappyllc/

You can also follow me on Pinterest where I have tons of theme based ideas for children and of course my shop items :) http://www.pinterest.com/tutuhappyllc/.

You can also check out https://tutuhappyllc.com for ordering.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 1, 2018

Meet your maker! Learn more about me, Stacy Marino, by reading my feature in Hulafrog as I made their hot list of one of Loudoun's Mom Bosses! I'm #6 https://hulafrog.com/ashburn-leesburg-va/meet-your-local-momboss-of-loudoun-county980312/


Do you need a gift for a little girl, a new mom, bride to be, or someone who loves custom home decor and you're not sure what to get them? Gift certificates are the perfect option and I'm happy to deliver to you locally, mail to the recipient, or email them the information.
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My typical turnaround time is 2 weeks (business days) for most items, plus shipping time. Please confirm your need by dates in convo prior to placing your orders if you need your item sooner. Rush fees and expedited shipping may apply. I do have a handful of ready to ship items available in newborn, baby, and toddler sizes. Please convo me if interested in learning more about my current ready to ship inventory.
***********************************************************************************

OMGosh you guys!! If you don't already know about the amazing blog Today's The Best Day, you have to check it out! Tutu Happy, LLC has paired up with them for an awesome giveaway and discount code! Please check out the awesome write up she did on Tutu Happy, LLC!! <3 <3 <3
http://www.todaysthebestday.com/tutu-happy-giveaway-coupon-code/

Tutu Happy, LLC was named Best Children's Clothing Store by Washington Family Magazine in their Best for Families 2015 Issue! Super grateful for this honor! http://www.washingtonfamily.com/best_for_families/article_18460ab0-1a90-11e5-8ff5-d3efa73d253d.html

********************************************************************************************

I do have a very limited number of items that are ready to ship (generally size is 18-20 inch waist/8-10 inch length or newborn). If you are looking for that size, please message me and we can see if I have it ready to ship. I'm happy to make arrangements to meet in a limited local area for pickup to avoid shipping times/fees, however, please contact me about that first. Custom, homemade gifts are special, but they also take time to gather materials, create, and ship. Please contact me before adding a RUSH MY ORDER or expedited shipping options to your order. Thank you!

*********************************************************************************************
I love custom orders! Every item that I make is handmade by me and made to order specifically to fit the individual who will wear it! All of my photos are examples of items I have made for past customers and I'm happy to make any color or style changes that you need for your special event, photo shoot, or to match your decor. Just send me a message and we can come up with something together. Have a picture of something you want? If I can find the available materials, I will make it for you. (My only exception is that I don''t work with glitter fabrics or accents.)

Measurements are important for fit of the item. Waists should be measured in the area where the tutu will hit (below belly button) and measured from that point to the desired length. It is important to keep in mind the age/mobility level of the baby. For example, if you have a little one who is crawling, you may want a little bit shorter length so they can still move. Almost everything can be made in doll, newborn, baby, toddler, girl, adult, or pet sizes. Some styles/accents may not be the best choice for certain age groups. If you aren't sure about what would be the best size, please message me and I'll make some suggestions for you.

I will ship internationally! Please convo me so we can work out the details. International Buyers are responsible for any and all shipping costs, taxes, entry fees for the item to reach you.

I look forward to making something really special just for you! Stacy

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tutu-Happy-LLC/1433633663555377 for great discounts!

Follow @tutuhappyllc on Instagram for special discounts and flash sales! https://www.instagram.com/tutuhappyllc/

You can also follow me on Pinterest where I have tons of theme based ideas for children and of course my shop items :) http://www.pinterest.com/tutuhappyllc/.

You can also check out https://tutuhappyllc.com for ordering.

Stacy Marino

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About

Tutu Happy, LLC specializes in fully customized, photo prop quality tutus, accessories, and decor for children of all ages, pets, and adults.

Background
I’ve had a varied career path over the last 18 years, doing everything from working at a psychiatric facility, as a Behavior Specialist for a county school system, Business to Business sales, and working as an Information Assurance Consultant for about the last 10 years. I’ve been dreaming of starting my own business for longer than I can remember. I had my daughter in 2012 and there is nothing that makes you more keenly aware of the passage of time than having a child. After losing my long-term corporate job in March 2014 and turning 40 this May, I decided that I simply could not spend any more of my time following career paths that did not interest, excite, or inspire me. I took this job loss as a sign that it was time to really do something that makes me happy. I really want to show my daughter that there is no reason to stay miserable in a career just for money and it is sometimes better to follow your dreams. (Although my husband may disagree with the drastic income change haha) I spent a lot of time researching and analyzing and set up a legitimate business with the intent to eventually have this be a secondary income. I am not doing this as a hobby, but I do love it. I’m learning a lot about the business aspects, web presence, marketing, photographing products etc. and have much more to do.

Why custom tutus?
This is something I have been doing for quite awhile as a hobby - for gifts and for friends. I love making them and I love that at the end of the day, I can see actual progress, which hasn’t been the case with past careers! My focus is on tutus and party accessories that are intended for photo shoots, not play. I love photography and I love that I can be a part of creating special memories for your family. Time flies by and one day, all you really have are great photos to remind you of some special memories.

Process
My preference is custom creations and that is why each item is made to order, specifically to fit the child, pet, or adult that will wear it. I do not have a ton of samples sitting around ready to ship that may or may not fit or bulk supplies getting dusty so that I can keep making the same thing over and over. I carefully select materials specifically for your order. All of the items in my Etsy shop are created to give customers an idea of what type of work I have done in the past, but I welcome any color/style changes that someone would like.

I spend a ton of time choosing fabric and accents for your custom creation, which typically involves several stores, even hours choosing coordinating fabrics to create something I have envisioned. I do try to buy a majority of my supplies in person as a quality control, which does increase the time invested. I buy Nylon tulle and cotton fabrics by the yard and carefully cut measured strips, plan the design, carefully select and measure accents and hand tie to full elastic no-roll waistbands. I hand sew waistbands and some accents. I spend a lot of time selecting accent pieces and buy quality items specifically for your order. I do not use leftover scraps for your tutu accents or accessories. I am specifically selecting items for your order. I have made a quality decision to not use headband material, ribbon, or elastic cording for waistbands. This does impact the length of time it takes to make the tutu, but there is no comparison for the quality of the item. I typically use ¾ inch waistbands for tutus, 1 inch for high chair tutus, and ½ inch for newborn tutus. In addition to material selection, I typically spend about 3 -4 hours making most tulle tutus (depending on the size), 4-6 hours on high chair tutus (depending on size), and 6 hours on fabric tutus. I recently spent 24 hours making a custom order. I really take a lot of time making sure fabric is perfectly aligned, design consistent, and put as much multi-layered tulle or fabric on the waistband as I possibly can while maintaining the waist size, for the best finished product. I typically do not list the amount of fabric that I put in an order because I believe the amounts are not consistently represented to the buyer. For example, stating that an item has 100 yards of tulle, when 4 tulle rolls were used, is not the same as 100 yards of tulle by the yard. That makes it difficult for a buyer to compare items in an accurate way. My goal is that I’m making a tutu or party décor that will look amazing in the photos for your special event. If you would like something that looks exactly like the photo in one of my ads, that is great too! I will do my very best to do so, but the occasion may arise where I cannot find identical fabric and may need to substitute. I will of course notify the customer of this and offer suggestions. I’m happy to work with items/materials you do not see in an ad, with only one exception – I do not work with glitter tulle or fabrics.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop. I hope that I can create something special for you or your loved one soon!

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Last updated on November 28, 2016
Thank you so much for visiting my Tutu Happy, LLC shop! I love creating these wonderful items for amazing photos of your special milestone or event.

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Returns and exchanges
Since all items are completely customized and created specifically for you based on the measurements you provide, Tutu Happy, LLC does not provide refunds due to item fit. In the event that you are unhappy with the quality of your item, please notify me, provide photos of issue (if possible) and we will figure out a way to resolve your issue that is appropriate for the situation (replacement item, exchange, etc).
Payment
Tutu Happy, LLC accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, Etsy gift cards and Paypal. Item production will not begin until payment is received. I will accept cancellations if production of your item has not been initiated.
Shipping
Tutu Happy, LLC ships all items to the continental US using US Postal Service STANDARD shipping at the rate stated on the item. If you require more urgent shipping, I will create an additional postage listing for you for USPS Priority or Express shipping. All items ship within 2 weeks, if not sooner, depending on current volume of orders. If you require a rush order, please let me know and I will create a rush order ad for you for an additional charge.

International orders, please convo me first prior to ordering. If you are in a country that I ship to, you are solely responsible for all shipping, taxes, and entry fees in order to receive the item.

In the event that a shipping overage occurs, amounts over 50 cents will be refunded post shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Tutu Happy, LLC's goal is having a happy, repeat customer, that you would recommend to your friends. If you are unsatisfied with our product(s) for any reason, please give us an opportunity to rectify the issue for you prior to providing negative feedback.