My friend Nancy Mikesell makes beautiful beaded socks from sizes newborn to adult. Well, at least close to adult. My girls each have about five pairs. I've gotten my nieces hooked on them too. This picture is one of Emilie's pairs. She can do big beads like these or little dainty beads or even fuzzy yarn. They are really awesome. She is a member of Creations Gallery and her business name is iris*hill. I'm not sure where that came from; I'll have to remember to ask her.
Today Anna wanted to make a May Day hat. She took a bunch of random flowers from my craft room and decorated it. I guess I'll claim her shyness if I can also claim her creativity. She is a little fashionista. Nathan just got the John Deere shirt and he's really proud of it. Orscheln's also had one that said, "I'll trade my sister for a tractor." but it didn't come in his size. Our weather has been so weird lately. I shouldn't complain because we usually go from winter to summer with maybe a week of spring thrown in here and there. But we've been waking up to 30's, having really dreary, cold days until about 3 pm. Then, suddenly, it warms up to 60 or 70. This morning we thought it was going to be a nice spring day, so the girls put on skirts that I made them a month or so ago. We froze all morning but after naptime, once again, it warmed up to be a nice day.
My cousin Marie has a little girl named Samantha. Her first Disney love was Cars. Marie made her a quilt in Cars fabric. Now she also loves The Little Mermaid. Marie gave me her leftover Cars fabric and I made this bag for Samantha. One side Little Mermaid and one side Cars. It doesn't look like it should be the same bag. When I gave it to her the other day after her and Anna's dance lesson, she grabbed it and said, "Look Mommy!" and was jumping around. So I think she likes it!