Hannah (she'll be 8 this summer) looks so big, next to her little cousin, Emma (who's still 1), who is intently watching her sister, Juliana, in ballet class, that's Olivia to the right.
We went on a nature walk to day...to see how spring has come into our neighborhood. Hannah took this photo (above) of her nature treasures.
Olivia is almost 6. She lost her 3rd tooth on Friday. That top tooth has been dangling for a good week. I love her new smile! I started making pink soft tiaras...you know those hard plastic faux silver ones that break, or the metal ones that are so hard on your head? Fret not, little princesses...soft ones on the way!
Sylvia asked for the pattern for my crocheted headband from 2 weeks ago. I just made it up...but here are some basic instructions:
Martha's headband pattern:
Hook size H/5mm
Merino wool by Patons
Chain: 64 (19 inches around is usually perfect, it will stretch)
Work 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1sc into each ch to end, turn, 1ch, work 3 sc into each next 3, connect (make loop), sc, 1dc, then 1ch, *skip next and 1dc, repeat from * until 58th (3rd from end) sc, then sc in each next 3sc.
On Liz K's blog (she's an amazing artist and mama...won the Creating Keepsakes magazine "Scrapbooker of the Year" in 2008) this week she posted a photo of herself wearing a sweet turquoise crocheted headband! I love it.
Here's a pattern I want to try soon: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa040105.htm. Looks a lot like the one Liz has...