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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…

Waiting for Our Christmas Baby

I used to think that waiting for Christmas was tough. Turns out that it is nothing compared to waiting for an overdue baby. My due date was December 18th, and here it is Christmas Eve and still no baby. Tomorrow marks week 41. Ugh. All the anticipation for nine long months only to have to wait even longer, not knowing when it's going to happen. It's torture. I just want our little Christmas baby to get here already, though at this rate, we might be looking more at a New Year baby (but hopefully not!).


Still, baby or no baby, I have been enjoying getting ready for Christmas. I think my version of "nesting" is not so much a lot of cleaning as excessive baking and crafting. I've been busy decorating our little apartment and making gifts for my family and friends. I got a lot done early in the month, thinking I would have a baby to take care of by the time it was closer to the holiday, so now it's just a lot of waiting and taking a little time off with just me a…