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Tablecloth Play Dresses

I've always wanted to make dress up clothes for my daughters. I made an Elsa princess dress a few years ago that I enjoyed creating, but not much else since then. A few weeks ago around my youngest daughter's birthday, a lightbulb went off. 
You might remember from my last post that I created birthday table displays using inexpensive party decorations, including plastic tablecloths that cost about $1. As I was picking up the latest display, I got the idea to recycle the tablecloth into a play dress! The first one I made was from the pink tablecloth in the display shown above.

I felt I had to create at least one more so they wouldn't fight over one dress, but it soon escalated to a total of four dresses that I made over the following weeks. I bought more tablecloths, solely for the purpose of making dresses this time. It was fun stocking up on different colors, hehe. I drafted my own patterns to my girls' measurements, and I had fun getting creative with different colo…

My First Digital Scrapbooking Kit

I've previously written a post about digital scrapbooking. (Click here to see it.) I mentioned that I wanted to start creating some of my own papers and embellishments for use in my pages. I finally started playing around with this recently, and I completed my first digital kit.

I started by creating a 12x12 paper design, around which I would base the entire kit. I kept it pretty simple, using easy geometric shapes and an uncomplicated design.



I then created some more papers to complement the main design.



No scrapbooking kit would be complete without it's various embellishments and alphabet. Again, nothing too complicated. I simply repeated colors and shapes used in the papers to create ribbons, buttons, and letters.

Below is a sample page I created using my newly designed kit. As in my previous scrapbooking post, this page features my cat, Sally.

JenKel Enterprises

My mother Kellie and her friend Jen organize a local craft show twice a year, in the spring and fall, at a high school in my hometown of Keene, NH. It's always a big hit, and I've helped out at every show for the past few years.

Here are some images from the last show, which was in April.





My mom is a crafter herself, and she creates beautiful silk flower arrangements and wreaths like the one below.
To learn more about JenKel Enterprises and the craft shows, visit their website http://www.jenkelenterprises.com/