Monday, March 7, 2011

The trouble with Mermaids.......................

Hi everyone,

Yet again, I have been "playing" with my trusty old sewing machine.  This time making a mermaid tail at the request of Miss Emsy.  Unfortunately we had a tanty over the end result as she wanted her legs "inside" not out!  But because mummy is penny pinching at the moment all I could find on the 'net was this free pattern.  Which Em did like to start with.  Since then (yesterday) we (Em) have come to the conclusion that the mermaid tail is a good thing.  But trying to convince a headstrong four year old that having your legs out is a good thing (ie safe) is not only frustrating, but gets mummy very cranky as well.
It wasn't until Daddy suggested that we put the tail to the front & sit on our legs that the tail became wonderful.  Thank goodness for daddys' that can think fast.

 Now all I have to do is make about five or six more of these for Em's party in August & we will be all good.  This year we are having a party for Em at Underwater World.  As we have an eighteen month pass, as do most of Em's friends.

Thanks for stopping by :D & happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxoxoxo 

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh my...... I remember those days... you think you have done a good thing making a costume but oh no!!!!! tanty time ~ "it's not like the one I saw at K-Mart!!!!". Thank goodness for the fast thinking Daddy,.. It is truly gorgeous Paula. You have done a great job.

Barb said...

Love this post. Paula! So funny! Em's face is priceless in both photos! Fab job on the tail! Sounds like a fun party!

Alice Wertz said...

so happy to hear that the problem is solved. you are such wonderful parents, Paula! love that you solve problems like this together. so sweet! your little mermaid is so cute!! =) thanks for sharing and hope you have a lovely week!

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks for sharing the fun! Jo x