The last two days have been glorious, as the bunny child has been sleeping all night! Wednesday night we slept 11-7:30 and last night 10-7:30. She usually stirs and roots about twice during that stretch, and we've been able to nurse together without waking up. Once she's latched on she pushes her belly into mine, stretches her pigs out on my upper legs, and we hold hands while she nurses. Absolute heaven I tell you! Oh, and when she's done she rolls back and sighs. Have I mentioned that I love this girl?
With all this rest, she and I have been very productive. Yesterday, after finding a simple dress tutorial online, we took a trip to the fabric store. Nana and I went there for the first time last fall when we were planning Millie's baby quilt. It's a small shop, but luckily they have a great selection. I bought material for two dresses (the other one is strawberries!) and finished one today. It still need buttons, but safety pins work for now. :)
This is Millie's "look" when she knows I'm going to bend down and kiss her face!
After the kiss: a wet cheek and a smile :)
front * back
For the next dress I'm going to try making ties at the shoulders instead of buttons, so it will be reversible. The pattern said 6-12 months but I adjusted it slightly, and it can be a tunic/top after she outgrows it as a dress. I would really love to learn how to knit so I can make her some wool vests for the fall and winter. Maybe if she keeps sleeping...
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