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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…

Autumn Fair Isle Knit Hat (with free chart!)

It's the most wonderful time of the year...AUTUMN!

Well, I guess not technically until the 23rd, but I count all of September as autumn. In fact, I'm one of those obnoxious people who starts baking pumpkin bread and prepping for Halloween in August, LOL. It's just my favorite time of year.
Planning My Hat Last winter, I knit some hats for myself and my kids, seen below. I loved how they turned out, especially the fair isle leaf pattern on mine. I love to use color work and fair isle in my knitting. It's probably my favorite knitting method. These hats were also nice in that they were a relatively quick project. (I have a short attention span when it comes to crafting. I also started a sweater last fall. It's only halfway done.) This year, in my excitement for the coming autumn months, I started a plan for a new fall-themed hat.


I started with a little sketch, just to get a little idea and some inspiration. You'll see that these aren't the patterns that end…