Thursday, May 28, 2009

Getting Crafty

Selah is growing so fast! She's nearly two months old already! I like to say she's growing on me, too. I love her just a little more each day and as she gets more and more interactive, that's not hard to do. She is developing quite a personality, definitely knows what she wants and when and is not afraid to express herself. When we hang out with our friends' babies, it becomes clear that she is quite vocal and a little more rambunctious than most.


She is going through a diaper hating phase right now. She will be screaming and seemingly inconsolable, then we take her diaper off and she is instantly cooing and smiling. I have started putting a plastic garbage bag and towel under her so she can hang out diaper-free. If she pees or poops on the towel, it really pisses her off and she lets me know about it.




Since Reese left, I have been in a total sewing mood. I take full advantage of nap time and feel quite productive. Here are my latest projects...


I cut apart an old maternity skirt that was way too big and made a smaller and much cuter skirt out of the fabric.



I had enough fabric left over to make a little dress for Selah. I promise we won't wear them at the same time!!


I made a pattern for really really fast and easy baby pants. They take one fat quarter of fabric (about $2.00 worth) and an hour to make. And super cute to boot! I wanted some light weight pants to protect her from the sun while we are outside all summer.


Here they are in red polka dots.







S playing with her new friend Tacie, Nate and Karyn's 5 month old daughter.




and a sweet video for the grandmas.

9 comments:

Gailzee said...

Joy! Great diggs! She is adorable! She really is trying had to communicate! Have a wonderful day!
Love you guys!

aubyn nutting said...

What a good looking model! Is she working on all her poses? arms up, looking to the side, Blue Steel?!

Joy Joy said...

Thanks for the comments--I love them!! She is definitely trying to tell us something, but we haven't quite figured out what that is yet (I suppose that is really the whole goal of motherhood at this point). I'm glad you like the clothes!

grandma marge said...

thanks, JOY!!!
I loved the video. The clothes are super cute, too. I think you should wear your matching outfits!!!

Dave and Kasey said...

You are amazing Joy. Seriously. I'm lucky to get a shower and maybe even check email around here, and you're sewing clothes! Dang! Selah is getting cuter all the time...love the fuzzy hair!

Addie said...

WEAR THEM AT THE SAME TIME. Then post pictures.

I might gag a little, but it would be so sweetly cutely worth it!

Reese said...

Woot woot! Way to go Crafty-Mama. You transformed that skirt - I like it much better now :) You should get your bonnet soon...love and hugs.

meg said...

OK cousins, i will try to get a mama skirt, baby dress shot for you all as i am the babysitting grandma this next week! Auby, really i will try to get the best modeling poses from Selah!

lanerdoo said...

I am so jealous! I want to have a little girl to make cute clothes for... Maddox is adorable but a dress might make Bing mad :(