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Showing posts from November, 2008

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

My Halloween Menu

I had a great Halloween yesterday. I decided to make a nice little festive dinner for the holiday. I borrowed my ideas mostly from Martha Stewart and the Food Network, adding my own little flourishes here and there. It was fun and simple, as well as tasty. This is tomato soup with "eyeballs" made from mozzarella balls and sliced green olives. I was reminded a little of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and the scene where Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw are served some interesting entrees, such as monkey brains and eyeball soup. I made black and orange grilled cheese sandwiches using dark and light rye bread and chedder cheese. I cut out pumpkin shapes with a small cookie cutter and put the two breads together like a puzzle. I used yams and purple potatoes to make some baked chips in the appropriate color scheme. For dessert, a dark chocolate cake with sprinkles and a candy corn border.