The birthday dress from Soulemama’s book…first attempt went slightly awry due to very very wide pillow case and I just can’t decipher a lot of the directions in those books…I pretty much take the photo as inspiration and run with it.
Here you see our creative method of tying the straps which did work in the end.
We ate (rice pastry) bumble berry pie with (coconut milk) ice cream, this was me attempting to grab a photo of her in her crown which we forgot to don whilst the birthday song was being sung. In case you can’t tell, those are quails running toward some bushes.
My little bookworm, if it’s a book, she likes it. From her great grandmother a nice vintage edition Mother Goose book seen on the shelf. The illustrations are neat and not super cartoony.
Sturdy stockmar beeswax crayons…so far she likes to chew them but not much comes off and they’re fairly non-toxic so whatever,,, drawing will come.
Ok, I made this shirt. I ❤ it. It was fairly quick and easy to sew and I’ve had tons of compliments. Definitely a beginner project. Don’t be intimidated byt the elastic thread! Tutorial here. See, I’m giving you all the free pre-trialed tutorials yay!
Ok, the photo doesn’t do it justice but this was my inspired rice pasta mac ‘n cheese…with sausage, dandelion greens, tomatoes, and feta cheese. It was really good but I’m not sure I can do goat dairy either and my baby has another double ear infection…yes, se had a cold but I’m sure the dairy congestion didn’t help!
So, I made another pillow case dress and just played around till it looked right. Much better. I think I have a comprehension problem, but I just don’t understand the directions in the book after 20 times re-reading it.
I had hoped to make the doll cradle from www.makebabystuff.com but ran out of time so I scored this one for 2$ at the salvation army.
And that’s all. I would be lying if I said her birthday was anything but bittersweet. There was so much sweetness, really, but the memories are still very hard. I hope to write more on birth trauma soon… peace,