A Great Reason to Keep Airline Socks

I wanted to show you my little brainstorm for keeping Nelle's arms warm, now that it's cooling down ... and she still insists on wearing her 'dancing dress' ... and do you think I can get a shirt underneath that dancing dress? It's amazing how willful a 2 1/2 year old can be.

This is my compromise ... arm warmers! The other day I cut up an old pair of Nelle's tights to make some, but these are even better - they're old airline flight socks! You know, the kind you get when you fly overseas in that little bag of goodies? They're perfect because they don't have a foot shape to them, and they're nice and long, and they have a great elastic bit at the top.

So here's what you do-
1. Cut off the toe part of each sock, about 1 in (2.5 cm) from the end.

2. Put it on, with the elastic bit at the shoulder.

I'm really excited about this, because we fly internationally to see the grandparents and often in the middle of American winter ... so this will be an easy extra layer to go under Nelle's shirts!

Happy sock-hunting,
Amanda xx