Girly-girl Emma Pierce inspired her mum Amanda's venture of handmade hair accessories and tutus.
Girly-girl Emma Pierce inspired her mum Amanda's venture of handmade hair accessories and tutus. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Beautifully handmade tutus extend a girly-girl fashion range

EMMA Pierce may have two brothers and be constantly surrounded by cars, Lego and dinosaurs, but mum Amanda is making sure her "princess" is able to be just that.

Mrs Pierce has been making handmade hair clips and headbands for the past two years and has now extended her line to include every little girl's favourite accessory - tutus.

And it was all inspired by now four-year-old Emma.

"I got sick of having to go to eBay to find hairclips for Emma and I wanted to be able to make my own, so I decided to give it a go," Mrs Pierce said.

The project started from humble beginnings, when Mrs Pierce showcased her first 10 hair clips at the 2010 Warwick Rodeo markets.

Impressively, the committed mum was able to pull off the task just one day after giving birth to her third child Riley.

The newest member of the Pierce family threw his mum's market plans into chaos when he decided to enter the world one week early.

"I spent all of the Thursday shopping in Toowoomba and Riley was born very early Friday morning. I left the hospital and finished off some pieces and dropped them off at the markets in Saturday morning," Mrs Pierce said.

The clips have become increasingly popular with mums looking to add a pretty pop to their daughter's hair, with 300 pieces selling out during the Jumpers and Jazz Festival.

The handmade tutus were added into the collection in the past few months. Mrs Pierce said she couldn't have done so much without the help of her husband John.

"He is so supportive," she said.

Customers have also logged on to Mrs Pierce's business Facebook page, One Pink Peach to order pieces.

Mrs Pierce, who is also mum to Lachlan, 6, said the clips and tutus were a bonding tool for her and her daughter. "Emma likes being a girly-girl and this is something we can do together," she said.

"Although, a lot of the clips don't actually make it to the markets because Emma likes them, so much we have to keep them."

Visit One Pink Peach on Facebook or see Amanda at the Rodeo markets next Saturday morning.



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