We got mini Barbie mermaids in the happy meals at McDonalds yesterday. Paige was so excited. On the way home I mentioned that I thought I had some fabric we could use to make a sea for the mermaids. I shouldn't have mentioned it because of course to a 3 year old that means it has to be done immediately. After lots of asking, I finally got around to it this morning after Brynne went down for her nap. We used a bunch of leftover felt scraps and the "beach" is some leftover Warm and Natural batting. Trying to come up with stuff that mermaids use is rather difficult. When I first suggested that we make some "beach towels" that could also be pockets to store the mermaids in, I was informed that mermaids don't use beach towels. I finally convinced her that they sometimes need them to dry their hair. You can't really see it, but I sewed a ribbon on the back so that I can roll the whole thing up and tie it for storage and carrying around. By the way, I have about had it with the rain! I am smack in the middle of an outdoor spray painting project and the rain is really causing me problems.