So part of the time she was here she stayed at my house, and let me tell you there's an art to entertaining 6 kids, 8 if you include mine, and 9 if you include my sister Angela, and her cute little Jane who also joined the party. So we turned my house into Daycare/Craft Camp for a few days, because if you're at Aunt Nancy's, that's just the way it goes.
Becky's oldest two kids are twin girls, Madison and Savanna. These are the two beauties that made me an aunt. I can remember the day vividly, but that's a story for another time. Now these two are 12, and very pre-teen and very often bored when at Aunt Nancy's (I know what you're thinking: how is that possible? Go figure). So my Mom and I decided boredom is for the crows (is that a saying? I think I just made it up) and to have a craft day with Madison and Savanna while their mom was at her Sister-In-Law's wedding that she came up for. (That's cute Elliot with Maddie and Savanna praying for pizza).
Jane decided they were drool worthy.
I think we were all pleasantly surprised by how our fabric flowers turned out. The best part is I didn't buy a single supply for the craft-a-thon. Not recently anyway. I just pulled out my old scraps of fabric, my bead collection, and some needles and thread and we went to town. And we sat and made these fabric flowers for hours (I kid you not) and I am itching to get it all back out and do it again. Anyone up for a craft night? (I'm being serious here, people come all the way from Arizona just to make these things).
I decided half way through to try and make a necklace for Hallie to match her birthday skirt (see pic below). What do you think? I think I'm more excited about it than she is, but that's how it usually goes around here.
I used some ribbon for the necklace part and hot glued the ends with a toggle to turn it into a necklace. Cute, right?
My Mom is a real maverick (think Sarah Palin of sewing) and came up with a few rogue designs of her own, we were telling her that she should wear them, and she said then people would think she was trying to look too young. I said, "Mom, you just have to wear them anyway, don't care what anyone thinks, own those flowers Mom." That's what my friend Dawn told me anyway and she's my fashion guru.
Flowers and family, it's a good mix, and I think little Miss Jane would concur.