I am having trouble finding the words to describe what the past five years have been like. Laughter, love, work, tears, hugs, breastfeeding, sleeping, waking, babywearing, poop, songs, dancing, yelling, family....
Her "serious" face
What does a stitchy Mama make for a 5-year-old? Barbie clothes, of course! Thanks to the lovely Jo Ann (a real person, not the store), I have not one but two vintage patterns for Barbie outfits - Butterick 3761 and McCall's Crafts 620. I used the latter to make these outfits during my day retreat on the weekend:
Sporty crop top and capris
Sequinned bikini (!!)
...with faux fur stole!
There's another evening dress I want to try. It's so fun making these tiny things. Occasionally frustrating, yes, but knowing how much G is going to love these outfits (she'd better is all I'm saying) makes it all worth it.