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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…

TARDIS Quilt

All my fellow nerds out there are probably well aware that this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. I thought this would be a good time to share the TARDIS quilt I made earlier this year for my Whovian sister, Dani. Aside from a small, simple lap blanket I had previously done, this was the first quilt I had ever really made. And on top of that, I created my own pattern for it by just sketching it out on graph paper. There was a lot of improvising and tweaking along the way. I probably did a lot of things wrong, so don't look too closely. ;) My sister loved it, and that's all that mattered to me.






Keene Craft Show

Hi, I'm back (again)!


In recent months, I've been focusing a lot of my free time on building a portfolio of design and illustration work. You can take a look at what I've been doing with that at nicolejinjones.com. As a result, I haven't been great at keeping up with this blog (yeah, what else is new), but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting my little heart out. Lately, I have been busy preparing for the upcoming Keene Craft Show, run by a very lovely person--my mom--of Kel & Company. The show will be on Saturday, November 30 at Keene High School. I plan on selling prints of some of my holiday illustrations, as well as my miniature hand-knit sweaters as Christmas ornaments. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by the show. There will be lots of crafters there selling their wonderful creations. :)