Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Recent projects

Well, it's been far too long since I've posted any sewing to live up to my sewcraftygirl moniker. It's not for lack of projects, I just forget to post them!

A few years ago, on Craftster.org, I came across a fabulous idea of felt baby name books. There certainly hasn't been a shortage of babies in my life, so it has become one of my go-to projects for new babies and 1 yr olds in my life., provided I have lots of advance warning, because they are time consuming! In the past few months I've made 3 with several more in the works. Here are a couple samples shots. There are several more on my flickr page, if you click the photos.

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Since Anna has been born, I've made her a pair of pants (from a pattern) and a dress I traced off another dress. A tutu. 2 mooshy bunnies and several grasping balls for her and her friends.

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I love being able to handcraft items for my friends and family. It's certainly trickier now that Anna is here, but it just means projects are broken up into several small tasks, over days, rather than a full day, sequestered away in my craft room.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Almost 9 months!

On Tuesday Anna will be out as long as she was in! I'm really enjoying how interactive she's starting to get now. She's such a goofy girl.

New things she's doing are:
- leaning in to kiss, but it's more like a suck which might eventually be a bite.
- gesturing at things. Not quite pointing, but waving her arm at things she is interested in.
- waving! although she's only done this once, with purpose.
- almost crawling the traditional way.
- happy chatter.
- recognizing her food source (mom) and seeking it out.
- scooting over to me and pulling on my pant leg when she wants up.
- occasionally says "momomom"
- trying to pull up on things and getting to her knees.

Last week I brought her to the doctor for the first time, for an illness. She was a bit warm, off her food, cranky and developed a mild, spotty rash all over her body. Since hand, foot and mouth had visited M in November, I didn't want to risk assuming the rash was nothing. The doctor figured it was benign and probably a non-specific viral rash. Since the visit she's back to herself with just a couple bouts of diarrhea.

The doctor we saw at the walk in clinic just happened to be the same doc I saw in the ER after my last miscarriage and I told her so. She shared her story of loss with me and commented how the baby that did eventually make it was an awesome girl and just right for them. I believe that to be true of Anna. God blessed me with the baby I was meant to have.