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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…

My Husband Made a Cake

At the beginning of the month, my husband, Nathan, had knee surgery. All went well, and he's recovering nicely. I accompanied him when he went to have the procedure done. The surgery itself was quick, and afterward, I spent some time sitting with him in recovery. Those few hours turned out to be pretty entertaining.

I was aware that my husband wouldn't quite be himself when he came out of surgery due to the anesthesia, but I wasn't expecting him to be as funny as he was. At some points, though I tried hard not to, I was laughing hysterically. I just couldn't help myself. He talked continuously. In normal circumstances, he can be a talker, but this was different. This was more of a one-sided conversation, mostly him rambling on to the nurse about any random thing that popped into his head, like how much he loved his wife (aww) and what kind of ice cream he liked. Most of what he said wasn't that unusual, but his dazed, out-of-it demeanor and nonstop pace made it fu…