i can't believe how much things have changed in a few short weeks - we went from panic stations with a constantly screaming and needing to be held and "bounce walked" (© onegirl designwrks, patent pending) to sleep baby to a lovely calm household with a cute-as-a-button, cuddly, almost 8 weeks old who takes long naps during the day, enjoys her walks in the pram and the bath, and is sleeping longer and longer stretches at night (she currently has a bedtime of 7:30-8pm, wakes at about 1am for a feed and then again at around 5am, then we get up at 8-ish). sure, we still have crying bouts (as my friend sara witnessed last friday - sorry sar!) but they aren't as regular and we can usually pinpoint what it is she needs/wants to settle down. now THIS is what i thought having a baby would be like! i've been getting a wee spot o' crafting done here and there, almost finished the binding on the quilt i showed in the last post and i'm a bit in love with it and don't know if i can put it up for sale at the market in november... anyway, here are a couple of quick baby projects i finished up yesterday:
my mom brought this sweet H&M cable knit sweater over for mae (along with an entire suitcase filled with baby clothes) and i just felt it was too cute to suffer with the bland white buttons it came with. a quick sort through my stash and i decided that a mix of colours was the way to go. voila! super cuteness.
she also brought these simple onesies that i think she got on a trip to san diego. again, cute but needing a little something so i decided to give applique a little go. and found that it's a bit harder than it looks, especially on this super lightweight stretchy jersey. i'm happy with the fabrics (from left: vintage pillowcase, heather ross swim class and a sweet japanese print from leslie) and colours though so overall, i'll count it as a success : )
and here's the latest snap of the little monkey, proudly half canadian in her patriotic onesie: