Originally posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012

The sun is shining... all sorts of spring holidays are approaching, but what’s a gal to wear?!  Yes Emma, Belle and I had a serious discussion about our spring accessories where in we planned a series of small crafties to make our winter wardrobes pop.  It went a little something like this: {hit it}
Me:  Hey girls!  (super excited voice) do you want to make some beaded necklaces and bracelets for spring and St. Patrick’s day?
Emma: (looking up casually from her newspaper (okay, okay... her Cars book)) What’s a Saint Patrick?
Me:  (I did have a moment of pause... what the heck IS a Saint Patrick?!?  Best to stick with what I know... colors.)  It’s a great holiday where everyone wears green!
Emma:  Why?
Bella:  I like dark purple.
Me:  Well I though we could make a beautiful PURPLE necklace for you Bella, and a beautiful PINK necklace for Emma... and we can all make a green necklace for Saint Patrick’s day!  Doesn’t that sound like fun?!?
Emma:  Can we go to the store?
Belle:  Can we paint!?!
Me:  YES!
Girls:  HURRAY!  We love making necklaces!

It was a tough sell, and touch and go there for a while... because as i sat down with them and blobs of acrylic paint I questioned my thought process pretty severely.  I also didn’t account for how bummed they’d be during the “wait until it dries” time... So really what ended up happening is that I (master crafter that I am) made one Pretty Perfect Pink necklace, a Particularly Pleasing Purple necklace, Two Green with Envy creations, two headbands, four bracelets, and a partridge in a pear tree (otherwise known as 1 repair job on a formally owned necklace destroyed by a brown haired brother who shall remain nameless).
I GOT MY CRAFT ON!  And I hearted it.  Also the girls were relatively impressed (for a few moments) with their new baubles.  Belle particularly enjoys hers... Emma likes hers until they get in the way of her next adventure....  So while the girls and I didn’t exactly sit there in quiet companionship crafting away, they DID keep me company by playing with their own (age appropriate) bead box and I got to listen to their ridiculous chatter the whole time.  Not to bad of a way to spend the evening says I !!!