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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…

A Gallery of Geeky Cakes

Today is my sisters' and my birthday (we are triplets), which means...CAKE!!! For the past couple of years, I've had tons of fun making some cute and geeky cakes for the occasion. While I'm by no means a cake-decorating expert or perfectionist, I have lots of fun with it. Here are the ones I made this year and last year.
Hunger Games mockingjay


Doctor Who TARDIS



Hobbit hole


Wreck-It Ralph Sugar Rush



And these are the cakes my sisters made for me—

Valentine hearts



Les Miserable 'red and black' cake, complete with graham cracker barricade (which was added after the first picture was taken, by the way)