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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…

Some Floral Sketches

I’ve been working on creating some floral designs. Here are a few sketches I’ve come up with so far.

Garden Update

Summer is winding down, and it will soon be time for Autumn. I’ve recently picked some of the last vegetables of the season out of my garden. Here are some images of the harvest. All in all, it was an OK year for gardening. With all the rain that came this year, I barely had to do any watering. I had a bit of a battle with the bugs, though.


Of course, as many gardeners do, I inevitably ended up with more vegetables than they could consume, so I did a little canning. I made some bread and butter pickle relish out of my cucumbers, and jelly from the hot peppers. Mmmm…


Although I will miss the season of summer fresh veggies, Fall = baking = more yummy goodness. Stay tuned for more posts of delicious goodies…