Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tiara's Boutique Giveaway and Discount!!! CLOSED



For those of you who have been following "Catch the Drift..." for a while, you might remember Tiara's Boutique and her amazing tutu's and fairy wings. If you missed her the first time you have another chance to see her incredible store. I asked Tiara if I could interview her so that we could learn a little more about her and Tiara's Boutique. I think you will all really enjoy hearing what Tiara had to say. This has had to be one of my favorite interviews. I love seeing moms being inspired by their children and then moving forward with their visions. Now for the interview...

Mama Snow- Tell us about yourself.

Tiara- I am a 27 year old mother of three. I have two boys and one girl. My daughter has been the inspiration for all that I do! I made her first pair of fairy wings for a costume she wore on her first Halloween. She began taking ballet classes at 3 and I began making tutus!
I grew up in California, met my husband my sophmore year in high school, he joined the Navy, we got married and began our family! We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this fall and I couldn't be happier with what we have achieved as a team and as a family!
After nearly a decade of life in the Navy, we are enjoying being able to settle down and stay in one place and finally stay together as a family!

Mama Snow- How long have you been creating tutu's and fairy wings?

Tiara- When my daughter was born I immediately began dressing her in fairy wings and princess attire! The wings that she would wear would quickly begin ripping and became too flimsy to stand up as wings should. When it came around to her first Halloween, nearly 5 years ago, she had to be a fairy! But I couldn't let her wear any old wings that would be trash by the end of the night! I needed wings that would be able to be saved and treasured for generations! I started my search for the perfect pair of wings. After nearly a month of searching online and not finding exactly what I was looking for, and being a very crafty and resourceful person, I decided to try to make a pair myself!


They came out so great I just had to make more!


A couple years later I signed her up for her first ballet classes. I began my search for a tutu, and once again decided to give it a try myself.

Mama Snow- What inspired you to start and create your shop?

Tiara- I was searching for the perfect tutus online. I found some beautiful tutus, but they were all out of my price range! So I started making my daughter tutus for her ballet class. I had so much fun, that I started making her a different tutu for every week. People began asking if they could purchase them and suggesting that I sell them. It was then that I decided to begin my business. Keeping in mind how discouraging it was when I couldn't find something beautiful and high quality that I could afford, I created my shop with the intentions of offering low prices. I believe that every little ballerina deserves to own a beautiful tutu all her own!

Mama Snow- Is Tiara's Boutique a full time/ part time or just a business you enjoy doing on the side?

Tiara- Right now Tiara's Boutique is a full time job, but it is definitely something I enjoy incredibly. It can get a bit overwhelming at times, trying to juggle all the aspects of running a business. You don't realize just how much goes into something like this until you're in it. You think you can just create your product and post it on Etsy and those who like it will buy it, but there is so much more to it. I am responsible for customer service, marketing and advertising, packaging, accounting, and the list goes on. I do however appreciate every minute of it!

Mama Snow- What is one of your favorite creations that you have made for Tiara's Boutique?

Tiara- That's a tough one! My favorites change all the time. My current favorite is Aquamarine.


But I think my all time favorite would have to be Wildflowers.



Mama Snow- Do you have any other amazing hand made items you plan on adding to your store?

Tiara- I try to add new tutus weekly, and wings as often as I can. As it gets closer to Halloween I may bring back some of my popular sewn items like my Minnie Mouse inspired tutu outfit and my Mermaid costumes.
Over the next few weeks I will be adding more mermaid inspired tutus and tutu dresses as well as lots of other summery items including a fun new Hula Girl outfit! Also, in the coming months I will shift my focus toward Halloween! I have already added some new infant sets in the styles we already offer in big girls sizes, like our Baby Pixie set inspired by Tinkerbell. I will be revamping some of the current costumes I offer, like my very popular Ladybug Girl and Bat Girl costumes, and I will be adding a whole bunch of new, afforable tutu creations!




Discount: Tiara is offering 10% off all orders when they mention "Catch the Drift with Mama Snow"!

The Giveaway: Isn't Tiara amazing? Well here another reason for you to become a "Taira Boutique" fan. Tiara is giving away a pair of fairy wings. The wings above are the shape you will receive. Even better, you can choose the color!

To Enter: You MUST visit Tiara Boutique, then come back to leave me comment telling me one of your favorite items. Be specific. No, "I love the tutu's" or "I love the wings".

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Rules: Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. US only!

Giveaway Ends: June 10, 2009

279 comments:

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chubskulit said...

the giveaway will end on my bday hehehe... Love reading this entry.... You're very talented, those wings are beautiful..

Tj and Amy said...

I love the Tourmaline, a jewel pixie - 11 inch petite pixie tutu - Custom SEWN Tutu. amsbolda@hotmail.com

clenna said...

My favorite is the Strawberry Dreams - Garden Fairy Set (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19383935)
I love this set - my grand daughter would love it!

clenna@aol.com

Nena said...

That pink tutu with the bloack polka dots is awesome! I love pink and black together. I love the longer tutu's also!Cute blog too :) I just stumbled upon it!

Andi said...

The Rockstar, Punk, Rock n Roll Tutu - Classic 6 inch Tutu - Fuchsia and Black is just adorable!

andrea v said...

I like the it's a party rainbow tutu. I actually bought one very similar to this from her and love it.

Risingsouth said...

My daughter would love the Aquamarine - Custom SEWN Mermaid Inspired Tutu Dress.

Risingsouth at aol dot com

April said...

What beautiful tutus and wings! I like the Rhoswen, a woodland pixie petite pixie Tutu, and the Autumn Fairy Wings best!

judybrittle said...

I think the Ocean Splendor Mermaid Tutu Dress is truly gorgeous! My granddaughter would look really beautiful wearing that. Thank you!

myenchantedmemories said...

I love tiaras tutus! She made a tutu for my daughter with custom colors and it is beautiful!!! The wings would match great! That being said, I think one of my favs in her shop is the little rock star, hot pink and black tutu!

Sharon said...

I love the Spring Delight - Pixie Dress - Custom SEWN Tutu Dress My
Granddaughter has a recital coming up and this would be perfect!

searcher7105 at gmail dot com

Selina said...

Great giveaway! My daughter JUST decided yesterday that she wants a fairy birthday party - this would be perfect. She would also really like: Jewel of the Sea - Custom Sewn Mermaid Inspired Tutu Dress. Thanks for the chance. iclipalso(at)yahoo(dot)com

Terra H. said...

Lots of cute stuff! One of my favorites is the Summer Rose - Custom SEWN Tutu Dress. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

My favorite is the Elina, a flower pixie tutu. Thanks for the chance!

evolvingmommy[at]gmail[dot]com

jceko77 said...

My Magical Birthday - Includes a Custom SEWN Rainbow Pixie Tutu and Personalized Number Applique Shirt - FREE coordinating bow and flower clip is my fave!!! It would be great for my daughter's 3rd birthday:)
jceko77@yahoo.com

Keitha said...

I love the Leilani, an island pixie - 14.5 inch pixie tutu - Grass Hula Skirt Inspired Custom SEWN Tutu - features many multicolored hibiscus flowers around the waistband!

keithadanielle at yahoo dot com

Megan said...

I love the Wildflower - Garden Fairy Wings... or rather, my four year old would. :) They are gorgeous and my little Amelia LOVES playing dress-up!

megancrose@gmail.com

Hil'Lesha said...

I love the Ocean Splendor. This is so breathtaking! :)

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Tracy said...

They're all so cute! I love the Posh Punk tutu :) If it's going to be a tutu, it can be a little outrageous!

Telisha said...

How to choose. Everything is sooooo beautiful. I think that the Funshine w/ Cupcake Sprinkles Tutu was calling to me though =0). Thanks.

Telishahayes (at) hotmail (dot) com

Telisha said...

I've got your button. Thanks.
Telishahayes (at) hotmail (dot) com
http://myjustforfunblog.blogspot.com/

Telisha said...

Blogged about the Giveaway.
Telishahayes (at) hotmail (dot) com
http://myjustforfunblog.blogspot.com/

Sugary79 said...

i love "My Magical Birthday!" Her stuff is ridiculously cute. sugary79@aol.com

Shelly T. said...

I love the Pink Powder Puff tutu dress!

s-tay(at)cox(dot)net

JoseG said...

Blogged!!

http://ganwarfamily.blogspot.com/2009/05/win-pair-of-fairy-wings.html

Sarahboo Savings said...

I love the Wildflower garden pixie tutu. The colors are so vibrant and really beautiful.

Kathy said...

I absolutely love the Fairy Bluebird wings! They are just gorgeous and my little six-year-old daughter would have a ball "flying" around with them on her back! Just gorgeous!
Kathy
slh777@optonline.net

Missesprincess said...

Pink Powder Pixie - 11 inch petite pixie tutu ~ I love that it comes with a matching bow and flower clip. Would love to have one for my niece to be...would make uber cute infant pics.

ReggieMann said...

The Strawberry Dreams Garden Fairy Wings are very pretty

ReggieM1961*AT*gmail*DOT*com

Melody said...

my niece is already a Leilani, so i think she'd make a great wildflower.
aloha

Anonymous said...

Lovely Layered Ladybug tutu!
renee
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

Danielle said...

I love the uniqueness of the dragon wings,but my favorite has to be the Peppermint Candy Fairy Wings.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

tatertot374 said...

I like the posh pink tutu for my daughters. Thank you for the chance
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

hminnesota said...

I like Design Your Own Floral Fairy Crown - Flower Girl Head Wreath.

piccoladonna2006 said...

Being an ex-ballerina was very difficult pick just one of tiara's creations like a fave!! But I think my little girl would look adorable in "blush" tutu!

Raevyn said...

Wow what an amazing shop! I think this lovely pink ladybug is my favorite:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25772809

Hana said...

I Love the Design Your Own Infant Fairy Wings! I'd love to have a pair as a photography prop and for dressing up my 13 mos old! Thanks for the chance to win!!

luvmybabyblue@yahoo.com

mogrill said...

The Silvermist Fairy Wings are cool! Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

The Main Ladybug said...

It should come as No surprise to anyone that my very favorite is the Lovely Layered Ladybug - how precious!

My fingers are crossed :)

Thanks!

Michelle said...

I absolutely love the Leilani, an island pixie tutu. How gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

My favorite is the Ocean Splendor - Custom Sewn Mermaid Tutu Dress.

Thanks for the great giveaway. Tiara's Boutique has beautiful stuff.

jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

Standefer family said...

Posh Punk - Classic 6 inch Tutu is my fav!
pkstandefer12@yahoo.com

TwinsanityMom said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Wildflower, Garden Flower wings. My little princess actually was looking with me and when she saw those she kept saying "pwincess" Too cute!!!

TwinsanityMom said...

Blogged about it!
http://houseoftwinsanity.blogspot.com/2009/06/calling-all-princess.html

Wehaf said...

I like the bumblebee costume wand: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20194923

urchiken at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

Cute stuff! | like the:

Pink Powder Puff - Custom - Fully SEWN Tutu Dress - Includes FREE matching flower clip

So pretty!

sweetsue said...

The Wildflower, a garden pixie - tutu and handmade fairy wings is so pretty. It would make a wonderful Halloween costume!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I am now following on Twitter (ptowngirl).
smchester at gmail dot com

Kyndra said...

I love the "It's a Party" rainbow tutu and the Ocean Splendor mermaid tutu dress! Tiara's prices and workmanship are WONDERFUL!

themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

casey aubut said...

I LOVE this shop! My fav would have to be the Tut dresses- in either Summer Rose or Jewel of the Ocean!
I love everything in the whole shop though- so that was really hard!
cassandra@aubut.net

Kimberly said...

Strawberry dreams... sounds like the name of a song... or a candle. Love it!

Marie said...

I like the Dragonfly Fairy Set. My cousin's baby will look so cute in it.

mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

peony paperie said...

Love the blush tutu. Looks exactly what I think a tutu should look like!
Michelleharrod at comcast dot net

Secret's Custom Creations said...

I love the Lovely Pinkybug tutu. I love the black dots on the pink tutu.

secretl@cox.net

Dolphin Girl said...

I love the It's A Party - Includes a Custom Sewn Rainbow Tutu AND Matching Wand

K. C.
kccuties AT gmail DOT com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

Silvermist

how perfect for the knitting fairy. she is a much beloved instructor and one of the best knitters i know. she currently is fighting cancer. she has a great sense of humor and these wings would so make her smile and laugh...the best medicine she can have right now. i do so hope i can win these for her!!!

just so you know, i had to enlarge every one but this pair is the best of the best!

i am so glad she had a daughter!

Bella said...

My favorite is the Kalei, an island pixie tutu. It would look so cute on my little sister! If I won the fairy wings, I'd give them to her as a gift for being the flower girl in my upcoming wedding!

rachelDOTnDOTstephensATgmailDOTcom

Island Girl said...

I love the Jewel of the Sea tutu! Wow!
mainlandmama at gmail dot com

Ellen C. said...

I love the rock 'n roll tutu. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

littlepurpleroom said...

I love the colors of the "Iris" tutu.
The little girl in the photos is a doll.
Gorgeous items.

The little girl who will recieve these wings if I winn will be thrilled.

JULIE said...

I like the Rockstar tutus, but the Wildflower pixie tutu/fairy wings set is way cute too!!

cari said...

I love the Ocean Splendor - Custom Sewn Mermaid Tutu Dress - decoration includes real handpainted sea shells, freshwater pearls, rhinestones and faux seaweed - back detail can also be used as hair clip - Choose any combination of colors

charlies_secret_angel2006@yahoo.com

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the It's A Party - Includes a Custom Sewn Rainbow Tutu AND Matching Wand.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

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Whimsical Creations said...

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Lily said...

I love the Silver Mist Fairy Wings!!! They are so beautiful and the sort of thing every little girl must dream of!

My email is: 791991@gmail.com

Thank you!
~Lily

Ebie said...

i think i'd custom some infant fairy wings for my daughter - 5 mos.

ebienic(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marianna said...

I love the Thumbelina, a flower pixie - 11 inch petite pixie tutu - Custom SEWN Tutu

~SHANNON~ said...

The Spring blossom tutu is PRECIOUS!! The light pink, darker pink, and light blue tulle is just so ethereal looking!!!

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!

Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful wings- my daughter would love them:)

Shannon at:http://milkandcuddles.blogspot.com/

(milkandcuddles@gmail.com)

~SHANNON~ said...

I am a new follower! Cute blog:)

Shannon at:http://milkandcuddles.blogspot.com/

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~SHANNON~ said...

I'm now following you on twitter as well:) Thanks!

Shannon at:http://milkandcuddles.blogspot.com/

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~SHANNON~ said...

I tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/milkandcuddles


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Xenia said...

Wow! It's hard to decide, but I love the Strawberry Dreams - Custom SEWN tutu with FREE coordinating bow and flower clip. My daughters love pink and would have so much fun with this!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Andres and Julia Stell said...

love the bright green pixie tutu and fairy wings. reminds me of tinkerbell!

Sylvia said...

I love the Fairy Bluebird - HANDMADE WINGS
sylviawhit@gmail.com

Brooke said...

They are all so lovely I would be looking forever to pick a favorite color.. But I do love the Fairy Flora Crown

Brooke said...

They are all so lovely I would be looking forever to pick a favorite color.. But I do love the Fairy Flora Crown

DG said...

the posh pink tutu is so cute!

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Christine said...

I blogged about this post.

http://nomorecages.blogspot.com/2009/06/tiaras-boutique-giveaway-and-discount.html

Amanda said...

Ohmyword these are too cute. I especially love the Punk Rock Baby infant fairy set. The peppermint candy fairy wings are adorable also!

Kimberly said...

My favorites are the "Bat Girl - Gothic Fairy - Haunting Halloween Tutu and Bat Wings - HANDMADE WINGS" and the "Strawberry Dreams Pixie - 11 inch petite pixie tutu - Custom SEWN Tutu - FREE coordinating bow and flower clip". so cute!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

kimberly.yates at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great interview! My DD would absolutely adore the "It's a Party" rainbow tutu and MY personal favorites are the Merfairy wings with aqua mermaid tiara. Thanks so much for the chance to win - this giveaway is fantastic!

~Diana
Beauties4Cuties@aol.com

jessecreations said...

My daughter would LOVE the "Design your own mermaid tutu dress" option. She LOVES mermaids!

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com

Pam said...

Can I pick two? The Ocean Splendor set is AMAZING!!!! Just beautiful!!! But the bumblebee costume set is also adorable and would make a great halloween costume. thanks.

Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Kate said...

The Dragonfly Fairy Set is simply adorable! What a store!

strycker@slu.edu

Marie said...

My daughter would love the Bat Girl - Gothic Fairy - Haunting Halloween Tutu and Bat Wings -- so cute!

marielay@gmail.com

lorf927 said...

I love the Liliana, a flower pixie 11 inch petite pixie tutu. It was extremely hard to pick just one. They are all great items. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Caro said...

I love the Autumn fairy wings.

fishercl at email dot unc dot edu

Kathy Martin Studio said...

This little Lady Bug Costume is adorable: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15864985
....a zillion times better than any store purchased costume for Halloween! =)
kathy

kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

Auriette said...

I love the Golden Petite Fairy Wings and the Autumn Fairy Wings. I can't quite decide which of those two I like best. These would be so pretty for a costume or even hanging on the wall. Gorgeous!

Carolsue said...

The Purple Dragon - Handmade Wings are pretty cool!!!!
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Janette said...

I love the lady bug costume but I also love the Autum Wings...Very tough decision because everything is so beautiful!

Thanks for the chance to win.

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