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You can't have "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" without having "What Are Little Boys Made Of?" so I am still busy getting that finished. I need to finish it before next Wednesday, when I set up for the shop hop. I have all of my applique ready to sew down and my embroidered saying is started. Hopefully, since I did all of my measuring and cutting as I cut out the "girl" version, it will go more quickly. Since the cupcakes have "sugar" and "sprinkles" ( crystal beads and seed beads), I am trying to add something special to the boy version, too.
My son commented that he wondered if people would think these old rhymes insulting to little boys. Personally, I don't think there's anything "bad" about snips and snails and puppy dog tails, do you? Those are all things in nature that many of us love. I raised three sons, taught hundreds of little boys, and I have a soft place in my heart for boys. I told him I would include an alternate rhyme for those who don't think like I do:
What are little boys made of? Things that run and everything fun. That's what little boys are made of!
(That's the best I could come up with, but I think it applies.) Besides, a lot of little girls aren't all that into sweets and butterflies, but its just a nursery rhyme, after all!