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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…

Make Stuff!

Happy New Year everybody! I can't believe it is 2013. The past year just flew right by. Of course this is the time when people make resolutions for the coming year. I've decided that I will make and record some creative goals for myself to accomplish in the next 12 months, in the hopes that having a set list will give me some focus and accountability to those goals.

I came up with a few crafty things that I want to get done this year, ranging from simple crafty things I've always wanted to do, to more business and career-oriented resolutions. Some of these include...

-Blog!
-Make a quilt
-Learn to crochet
-Get my scrapbook up to date
-Reopen and maintain my Etsy shop
-Build a portfolio for pattern design and licensing illustration

I also came up with these additional goals for myself. Maybe these are too broad to really be called goals, but they are things that I need to improve upon that will enable me to accomplish the things I set out to do.

1. Start stuff: No more &qu…