Finally, the cool weather is arriving! We need to keep our ears warm!
It’s not cold yet here in central Texas, but it will be soon! It doesn’t really get cold enough here for heavy coats, or bundling up in scarves and boots and gloves and hoods. I do like to keep my fingers warm, and the kids’ ears are always a focus of our efforts to keep warm in the winter. And, I have trouble sometimes with my cute little Caleb wanting to copy whatever his twin sister does in the way of fashion. I want to girly-fy Lynndi as much as I can (it doesn’t take much effort on my part as she’s pretty girly all by herself), but Caleb is still a boy. Some copying allowed… some, not. This is one of those areas that we can allow Caleb to copy Lynndi at least some! Ear warmers!
Ear Warmers from By the Light on Etsy
You see that? Hers is pink, his is blue. Hers is girly, his is not. But they are similar enough that all is right in my little twin world. Lori at By the Light Crafts made these cute little ear warmers for us! Lori is a Christian mom to grown boys, and her cute little Etsy shop is stock full of great crochet crafts. I almost missed these ear warmers in amongst all the adorable baby blankets, scarves, and hats. In fact I almost opted for hats, but these ear warmers really are more appropriate for our weather patterns here. And I’m sure the twins will actually wear them, whereas they won’t always keep hats on their heads.
This is my little princess Lynndi. Her smile got kind of scrunched up; the longer she has to wait for Mommy to push the button on the camera, the more hammy her smile becomes. It’s okay; it’s still adorable! See the extra little crocheted piece around the ear warmers? It makes this one look like a bow, just enough “girly” for my girl to look girly, and the ear warmers are still practical in usage. She enjoys having a small difference between her things and Caleb’s to show that she’s a girl and he’s a boy – and yes, the twins remind me of this fact periodically. They are well aware.
Caleb is adorable. I tried and tried to get him to let me take a picture without his shirt on, but he wasn’t having it. He is very careful about his looks, even down to the buttons on his shirt. I notice in this picture that top button isn’t buttoned; it was only moments before he had me fix that. Maybe that’s why he has a slight grump to his composure? Anyway, as picky as he is about his looks, these ear warmers look enough like Lynndi’s (yet de-girly-fied enough for Mom’s sake) that he’s happy to wear them. In fact, a couple of hours later, he’s still wearing them. He likes them.
I didn’t get these quite pulled down over the edge of his ear, but rest assured that it does and will pull down just fine. Lori only asked my kids’ ages to get an idea of size. I told her that they were 3 years old and that Lynndi is smaller. I think these are pretty close to the same size; Lynndi’s is a little loose and she’ll be able to wear it maybe more than one cold season. It fits just fine and stays on her with no problem at all. Plus, she thinks it’s a hair thing so she leaves it alone! Caleb’s fits exactly, with a little pull to get it over his ears. It won’t last past this cold season but will surely last through it. (Besides, when he outgrows it, Lynndi can wear it too.) Lori can take specific orders and would’ve benefitted from my measuring the kids’ heads, but I didn’t have a way to do that. Her guess was right on the mark!
Go visit Lori’s shop on Facebook – be sure to tell her I sent you! – and head over to Etsy and browse her By the Light Crafts shop. She’s offering a 10% discount to readers of this blog as well! Just enter the code ” Thankyou1 ” to receive the discount at checkout.