The other night, the mamas I hang out with and I had a baby-free craft night. All the pops took the babes for the evening, ate some pizza and did some wrangling while we had Thai take out at the dinner table (!), drank "champagne", made necklaces and gossiped. It pretty much ruled.
Using this massively easy tutorial by the most lovely Hobo Mama, we three cranked out some new accessories that are chew-on-able, cute and cheap so as not to break out hearts when they inevitably get smeared with...something.
For our project, we used wooden beads (a multipack from Joann) and voile from Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks collection, the luxuriousness of which cannot be overstated. When I bought the fabric, the woman at my local shop asked what it was for and when I said we were having a mamas' crafting night, she threw in a couple extra pieces of fabric that were lying around. It pays to be a regular at Two Thimbles, you guys.
At the end of the night, everyone seemed pleased with her finished product, we were full of Thai food and the Papas got to commiserate. George has already taken to playing with my necklace as he nurses, which is a lot better than his other, much more embarrassing nursing habit (please tell me other mamas have older babies that -- ahem -- twiddle?). Thanks for the tute, Hobo Mama!