Lily & Frog

LEOW & Mom creating clothing & keepsake blankets


Ariel Birthday Tutu & Shirt

Ariel tutuAriel is the often rebellious daughter of King Triton and longs to be a part of the human world…  I think her curiosity and rebellious side are what I love most about this character.

One of my daughter’s favorite Disney Princess is Ariel!  This is why being asked to design an Ariel inspired tutu & Birthday Shirt is as easy as a walk on the beach!

This Ariel inspired Tutu & Birthday shirt is designed using multiple layers of deep purple and lavender tulle to create a fluffy, girly, and dainty ballerina tutu.  Each layer of tulle is lined with grosgrain ribbon in shades of purple and green.  The T-Shirt announces to the party who the special Birthday Girl is and the celebration of her FIRST birthday in shades of deep purple, shimmering white, and dark green.

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Each Lily & Frog tutu is custom-made, so no two tutus are ever the same. I will be happy to discuss with you a tutu which works best for your little prima ballerina while maintaining a classic pattern with a wholesome and delicate design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

Tutus are available in a variety of sizes (size 6 months to toddler sizes), assortment of colors, coordinated hair accessories, and an array of accents.  Starting price for a custom designed tutu is $40.00 and may vary slightly from there.

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.


Frozen Birthday Tutu & T-Shirt

Frozen Elsa Tutu (224x445)Elsa is the beloved newly crowned Queen of Arendelle with the ability to create and manipulate ice and snow… even build a snowmen.  Elsa, sends Arendelle into an eternal winter…  and the story of Anna’s adventures saving her sister begins.

Hands-down my kids’ favorite Disney Princess is Elsa, which made the request for an Elsa Birthday Tutu and T-Shirt easy-peasy!

This Queen Elsa Birthday Tutu and Shirt is designed using multiple lavender and hot pink tulle.  Each layer of tulle is lined with shades of rose pink and lavender satin ribbon.  This tutu is accompanied by a hair accessory.  The T-Shirt announces to the party who the special Birthday Girl is and the celebration of her FIRST birthday in shades of lavender and hot pink and shimmering snowflakes.

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Our Frozen Bithday Tutu & Shirt are an adorable first birthday ensemble…

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Each Lily & Frog tutu is custom-made, so no two tutus are ever the same. I will be happy to discuss with you a tutu which works best for your little prima ballerina while maintaining a classic pattern with a wholesome and delicate design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

If you are interested in a creating a Tutu all your own, visit my How To: DIY Toddler Ballet Tutu

Tutus are available in a variety of sizes (size 6 months to toddler sizes), assortment of colors, coordinated hair accessories are NOT included.  Starting price for a custom designed tutu is $40.00 and may vary slightly from there.

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.


Frozen Birthday Party Handmade Dress

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Each Birthday I either design a Birthday Outfit for the kids, or I purchase one…

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I LOVE an entertaining party, great party theme, and matching attire!  For Lily’s Frozen Birthday Party, I opted to skip the tutu from previous parties.  This year I designed a light weight summer dress with ribbons tying the shoulders.

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Beginning in Lily’s closet, I found a dress she LOVED for inspiration.  From this dress, I created a pattern, which I altered to be the dress you see.  The shoulders are tied together with wide white grosgrain ribbon.  The dress is an adorable Frozen Teal with white swirls scattered throughout.  The bottom hem is shades of purple with a white pattern which slightly resembles snow flakes.

Lily was adorable and loved wearing the Summer Dress…  Until she realized there was a kiddie pool for her to play in, then the dress was tossed to the side for her yellow polka dot bikini.

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Penny’s Keepsake Clothing Blanket

Handmade Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket (13)Before you donate all the clothing your little tikes have grown out of, send them to me.  I’ll be the person to create a Keepsake Blanket from you baby’s “Coming home from the hospital onesie”… that onesie you can’t bear the thought of parting with…  The first Christmas suit, the first dance recital tutu, the receiving blanket you spend sleepless nights rocking them to sleep wrapped in, the footed PJ’s which melt your heart…  Let me turn them into a Keepsake Blanket to treasure for a lifetime.

This Keepsake Blanket was designed for Penny’s Mom & Dad.  Explore this blanket and you will discover gorgeous Christmas gowns, the clothing Penny wore on the drive home from the hospital, Halloween Footed PJs, bibs and hats, Dad’s favorite sports teams, holiday ensembles, tiny-dainty footed pants, ruffles, sparkles, glitter, a Minnie Mouse dress & matching ears AND MORE!  Each of the items too small for a 12×12 square design are backed with fabric from Penny’s Mom & Dad’s hearts, full of memories and special moments; every piece in this blanket holds a special place for Mom & Dad.  Each 12×12 sqaure of clothing is 100% different from the one next to it…

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The back of the blanket is lined in a super soft, cuddly, pale pink Blizzard Fleece

Each Lily & Frog T-Shirt Blanket is entirely custom-designed, they cannot be duplicated exactly.  I will be happy to discuss with you a blanket which works best for your recipient while maintaining a classic quilted design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

Lily & Frog Keepsake T-Shirt Blanket designed using Adult T-Shirts ONLY is available in a variety of colors and sizes:

  • Small blanket: $140.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 40″ x 40″ and requires 16 T-shirt
  • Medium blanket: $180.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 40″ x 50″ and requires 20 T-shirt
  • Large blanket: $220.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 50″ x 60″ and requires 30 T-shirt

Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket designed using infant to toddler clothing (some pre-teen clothing), blankets, sheets, hats, socks, and other baby items is available in a variety of colors and sizes:

  • Small Blanket:  $220* + Shipping, measuring approximately about 35 x 35″* requires 25 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required
  • Medium Blanket: $260* + Shipping, measuring approximately 35″ x 42″* requires 30 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required
  • Large Blanket: $300* + Shipping, measuring approximately 44″ x 51″* requires 42 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required

*Please contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com if interested in a Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket.  All pricing and sizing (based on design choices) listed above may change once we speak and I have generated an invoice detailing your wants and needs for a custom made Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket

Order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.


Mom’s Keepsake Clothing Blanket

Handmade Keepsake Baby Clothing BlanketBefore you donate all the clothing your little tikes have grown out of, send them to me.  I’ll be the person to create a Keepsake Blanket from you baby’s “Coming home from the hospital onesie”… that onesie you can’t bear the thought of parting with…  The first Christmas suit, the first dance recital tutu, the receiving blanket you spend sleepless nights rocking them to sleep wrapped in, the footed PJ’s which melt your heart…  Let me turn them into a Keepsake Blanket to treasure for a lifetime.

This Keepsake Blanket was designed through and through with a Mom & Dad’s Memories.  This blanket includes items from a family of five children’s clothing…  Some clothing worn by all four of their boys.  If you look closely, you will find a Christening gown and several suites, PJs, a snow suite, hats and bibs, NEW baby announcements, drawings, Easter gowns, several footed PJS, and many sentimental t-shirts…   Each of the items too small for a 9×9 square design are backed with fabric from Mom & Dad; every piece in this blanket holds a special place in the family’s heart.  Each 9×9 sqaure of clothing is 100% different from the one next to it…

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The back of the blanket is lined in 100% cotton green and grey fabric sewn together to create a back panel.

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Each Lily & Frog T-Shirt Blanket is entirely custom-designed, they cannot be duplicated exactly.  I will be happy to discuss with you a blanket which works best for your recipient while maintaining a classic quilted design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

Lily & Frog Keepsake T-Shirt Blanket designed using Adult T-Shirts ONLY is available in a variety of colors and sizes:

  • Small blanket: $140.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 40″ x 40″ and requires 16 T-shirt
  • Medium blanket: $180.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 40″ x 50″ and requires 20 T-shirt
  • Large blanket: $220.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 50″ x 60″ and requires 30 T-shirt

Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket designed using infant to toddler clothing (some pre-teen clothing), blankets, sheets, hats, socks, and other baby items is available in a variety of colors and sizes:

  • Small Blanket:  $220* + Shipping, measuring approximately about 35 x 35″* requires 25 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required
  • Medium Blanket: $260* + Shipping, measuring approximately 35″ x 42″* requires 30 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required
  • Large Blanket: $300* + Shipping, measuring approximately 44″ x 51″* requires 42 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required

*Please contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com if interested in a Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket.  All pricing and sizing (based on design choices) listed above may change once we speak and I have generated an invoice detailing your wants and needs for a custom made Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket

Order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.


Jason’s Keepsake Clothing Blanket

Handmade Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket (7)Before you donate all the clothing your little tikes have grown out of, send them to me.  I’ll be the person to create a Keepsake Blanket from you baby’s “Coming home from the hospital onesie”… that onesie you can’t bear the thought of parting with…  The first Christmas suit, the first dance recital tutu, the receiving blanket you spend sleepless nights rocking them to sleep wrapped in, the footed PJ’s which melt your heart…  Let me turn them into a Keepsake Blanket to treasure for a lifetime.

This Keepsake Blanket was designed for Jason’s Mom.  In this blanket you will discover a “Baby’s First Christmas” and Christmas outfit, the blue Elmo shirt Jason wore on his first birthday, the ramper, hat, and bib he wore on the drive home from the hospital, Jason’s favorite towel, footed onesies, receiving blankets, his striped Hospital Blanket, sheets from his first bedding set, AND MORE!  Each of the items too small for a 12×12 square design are backed with fabric from Jason’s Mom; every piece in this blanket holds a special place in this Mama’s heart.  Each 12×12 sqaure of clothing is 100% different from the one next to it…

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The back of the blanket is lined in a super soft, cuddly, and minky chocolate brown fabric.  I also used one of Jason’s receiving blankets to hand sew his name onto the back panel.

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Each Lily & Frog T-Shirt Blanket is entirely custom-designed, they cannot be duplicated exactly.  I will be happy to discuss with you a blanket which works best for your recipient while maintaining a classic quilted design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

Lily & Frog Keepsake T-Shirt Blanket designed using Adult T-Shirts ONLY is available in a variety of colors and sizes:

  • Small blanket: $140.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 40″ x 40″ and requires 16 T-shirt
  • Medium blanket: $180.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 40″ x 50″ and requires 20 T-shirt
  • Large blanket: $220.00 + Shipping, measuring approximately about 50″ x 60″ and requires 30 T-shirt

Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket designed using infant to toddler clothing (some pre-teen clothing), blankets, sheets, hats, socks, and other baby items is available in a variety of colors and sizes:

  • Small Blanket:  $220* + Shipping, measuring approximately about 35 x 35″* requires 25 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required
  • Medium Blanket: $260* + Shipping, measuring approximately 35″ x 42″* requires 30 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required
  • Large Blanket: $300* + Shipping, measuring approximately 44″ x 51″* requires 42 total shirts, onesies, hats, etc required

*Please contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com if interested in a Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket.  All pricing and sizing (based on design choices) listed above may change once we speak and I have generated an invoice detailing your wants and needs for a custom made Lily & Frog Keepsake Baby Clothing Blanket

Order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.


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How to: DIY Toddler Ballet Tutu

Have you stopped into our Tutu Shop?  The tutus I design for toddlers are quite adorable if I do say so myself 😉  And I though I would share with you exactly how I create each of my designs…

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Lily & Frog Supplies:

  • 2 yards of tulle (color of your choice)
  • 2 yards of tulle (if you would like more than 4 layers or more than one color)
  • Thread (color of your choice)
  • At least 2 yards of Ribbon (used to decorate tutu hem. Color/type of your choice)
  • Elastic (long enough for waist of child)
  • Pins
  • Ruler

DIY Ballerina Toddler Tutu (3)Lily & Frog Instructions:

Grab your tulle (ONE of the colors).  Open the tulle, laying it flat.  Fold the tulle in half as pictured (if you have a ‘Nice Side’ to the tulle, the ‘Nice Sides’ will be touching), the 2 Cut Edges (the Cut Edge is where the fabric store cut the tulle) will be touching.  The Manufacturer’s Edge will be 1 yard in length because you have folded the 2 yards in half.

Sew along the Cut Edge.  This is creating the side seam of the tutu…  yes, you can pin this edge together if you would like, it will help stabilize the tulle.  I prefer not to because pinning tulle can be a tedious and timely process, I just pay close attention to my lines.

Lay the sewn tulle flat again, fold it in half again along the short side.

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Once folded the second time, flip the tulle right side out (once the tutu is flipped, the ‘Nice Side of the tulle will be on the outside).  Place your hands into the top opening of the tulle, pinch the fold in the corners and flip the tulle right side out.

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The tulle will now lay as pictured:

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For a fuller Tutu, repeat the fold and flip one more time (I always fold and flip two times for a full and fluffy tutu):

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DIY Ballerina Toddler Tutu (15)After flipping the tulle 2 times, the Flipped Edge is the waist of the tutu and the manufactured Edge is the bottom seam of the tutu.  Along the waist you will need to create an opening to pass the elastic through for the waist.  In the current state, you can not sew the opening for the elastic because the top layer of the Flipped Tulle does not fold nicely with the interior layer of flipped tulle…  If you look closely at the image to the right, the interior fold is along the edge of the ruler.  Sewing now, would create an uneven opening to pass the elastic through, this needs to be line up straight and lay flat.

Gently press the ruler against the interior layer of tulle, creating an even waist with the two folded layers of tulle.  Pin together the layers of tulle all the way around the waist.

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If you only have one color of tulle, skip this step.  Move onto the sewing part…

If you have a second color of tulle, repeat the above steps with the second color

You should now have 2 identical colors of tulle which will be 2 layers of color in your tutu.  Layer each tutu on top of each other, pinning together along the fold of the waist.

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All colors of tulle are pinned together along the waist and you can sew the opening to pass the elastic through.

Following the picture from the left…

Stitch #1 is about 1/8 inch in from the fold of the entire waist, following the fold
in the waist band and beginning and ending with a back stitch (If you move the tulle in to 1/4 inch you will create a slight ruffle along the waist when the elastic is passed through).

Stitch #2 starting location varies based on the width of your elastic.  I have a 1 inch wide elastic and I will start the straight stitch 1 1/8 inch in from Stitch #1, beginning and ending with a back stitch, leaving a 2 inch opening for the elastic to pass through.

Stitch #1 and Stitch #2 should appear as below…

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Currently, the bottom edge of your tutu will look a little ragged and uneven, now is when you will cut the length of your tutu.  I grabbed one of Lily’s skirts to estimate a length…  the longer the length of the skirt the more it will droop down, the shorter the skirt the more it will fluff and stick out.  For a fluffy fit I cut about 12 inches from Stitch #2.

To help cut time in half, I use a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and a 12 1/2 inch cutting square.  Fold the tutu in half at the waist multiple times, laying the tutu flat.  Line the fold of the waist straight along a line on the cutting mat.  Using either Stitch #1 or #2 as your straight line, measure the desired length for your tutu with the cutting square, cutting any excess tulle from the bottom edge.  You may end up with a few ragged spots, just snip them with some scissors.

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DIY Ballerina Toddler Tutu (35)Once cut, unfold the tutu.  At this point, if you would like to add ribbon to the bottom edge, go for it…  Normally I buy a 3 yard packet of Offray Brand Ribbon, using remaining ribbon for bows.  A few tricks I use when sewing ribbon…

  • Line up the ribbon with the bottom edge of the tutu overlapping, this will make sewing place easier.
  • Make sure the ribbon laying in the right direction.  If there are words or pictures on the ribbon, be sure you can read it.
  • To prevent the edges of the ribbon from fraying, heat seal the two ends together. Begin sewing about 2 inches in from the end of the ribbon (leave it hanging for now), stitch all the way around the edge, stop sewing about 3-4 inches from the start (DO NOT take the tutu out of the sewing machine).  Line the ribbon up with the 2 inches from the start, snip off the excess, heat seal the ends together, and continue sewing the ribbon into place.

In my case, I have found it is much easier to cut the length and sew the ribbon onto the bottom edge before creating the waist with the elastic…  there is far less measuring, folding, and ruffling of tulle and ribbon.

Almost finished…

You will need the elastic, safety pin and cloths pin to finish the waist band…  cut the elastic length based on your child’s size.  Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and a cloths pin to the other (the cloths pin helps stop the elastic from pulling through the waist band).

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String the elastic with the safety pin through the opening of the waist band.  Push the elastic all the way through the waist band until it comes out the other end.

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Pull the safety pin end through the opening, overlap the ends, stitching the ends, I normally do a forward and back stitch several times in 2 spots where they overlap.  Sew the opening closed in the tutu closed.

You are FINISHED!

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How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.