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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…

Baby Ewoks and Zombie Bunnies

Before Adelaide was even born, I have been excited to celebrate her first Halloween. I have been so excited to dress her up, and I had so many different ideas for costumes. I knew I wanted it to be something kinda geeky, but sweet and adorable. Unfortunately, when I moved, I gave away 90% of my craft supplies and left behind my sewing machine back in New Hampshire, so I was going to be facing some limitations as to what I could make. Then one day while browsing Pinterest, I came across this image:


A baby Ewok! Is this not the most adorable thing you've ever seen? Not only that, but the baby even looks like Ada. And it looked rather simple to put together—just a bear costume, T-shirt, and a stick made into a makeshift spear. Flash forward a few weeks when Halloween season is in full swing, and I found that exact teddy bear costume at Walmart. Geeky, cute, simple, and all the materials readily available. This was the costume. It was meant to be.


The Pinterest link only had this ima…

Settling In

As I mentioned in my last post, I have had a lot of changes in the works lately—a big cross-country move, a new career path, and a new baby. And things are coming along. I've since relocated from New Hampshire to Utah with my little family; I left my office job and have slowly started finding a balance as a stay-at-home mom and freelancer; and I'm almost into the third trimester of my second pregnancy (BTW, it's a girl!). It hasn't been easy, but I think I'm finally settling in.


I'll admit, I had a pretty hard time when I first came to Utah. Leaving my family, friends, and job was not easy. I also miss my New England home, especially at this time of year when it's at its prime. I miss the endless views of colorful leaves. I miss apple picking, one of my favorite autumn traditions. (Just try to find a decent pick-your-own apple orchard in central Utah. It's depressing.) Not only that, but the town I moved to is quite small, so that was an adjustment as w…