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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…

Easter Egg Doodle a Day, Part II

Happy Easter, everyone! In my previous post at the beginning of the month, I set out to create one Easter egg each day leading up to today. I had a lot of fun with it. I found that I not only liked coming up with the different designs, but I also enjoyed finding creative ways to photograph the eggs for posting on Instagram. In addition, I entered a few of them into a Martha Stewart egg decorating contest, and one of them (the patchwork design) ended up being a top 50 finalist.  So all in all, it was a great crafty, creative exercise with some unexpected results. Here are the final eggs:

























Easter Egg Doodle a Day

Well, it's April, and it's FINALLY starting to feel like spring is here in my neck of the woods. A cold spring, but as long as the snow is melting… It has been a long winter, and I am ready for some colorful flowers and green grass. 
For the past few years now, I have enjoyed decorating eggs during the Easter season. It's a fun way to express my love of pattern and color. I try to pay special attention to each egg and make every one unique. Here are some that I've done in the past.







For most of my eggs, I just draw on them with permanent marker. I haven't really experimented a whole lot with other techniques, though once I did use food coloring to paint on some Cadbury mini chocolate eggs, which kind of worked like watercolor paint. It was a lot of fun, and adorable! 



Usually I only do a few at a time, but this year I am going to attempt an Easter-themed doodle-a-day challenge. Hopefully by the time the holiday is here, there will be 20 eggs total. If you would lik…