So here is my tiny model for the Cilla leaf dress. And yep, she is standing on her own!
She doesn’t walk unsupported yet, but she can stand quite well. We have been trying to encourage a bit of walking, by making the traditional “from Dad to Mom”-track (and reversed) – however, crawling works so well for her, even if she does walk, it will not be anywhere near as effective for her, at least not for a while. You should see her crawl, she is incredibly fast, and sometimes she has sort of a race track thing going on around the dinner table.
Frida is always happy. Really – always – she’s a little sunbeam. She’s getting so big, which is good, because Ronja wants her little admirer to be able to do stuff – you know, like sing and dance. And dress up. And play grocery store. Oh yes, Frida still enjoys the attention of a very devoted big sister.
We have no doubt, Frida is going to be a handball player – she throws everything all the time, and it’s literally impossible to put a plate in front of her at the dinner table – at least if you expect it to stay there. For that same reason, eating on her own is progressing rather slowly – put a plate in front of her and it’s on the floor in a split second (the same goes for the food if you put it there without plate), put a cup of milk in front of her, and it’ll hit the wall before you can count to… erhhh – before you can count really… 😉 She does eat a piece of bread, a bun, or a rice cracker on her own, though – she seems to like that a lot. Frida has 11 teeth now – didn’t she just yesterday get her first two? Nope – that was June 10th. 11 teeth in less than 6 months – no wonder she keeps drooling…
And then she eats books. I remember Ronja at the same age, she used to read books very carefully, turning each page with her fingertips, and just looking through books for hours. With Frida it’s quite a different story – I have had to put a lot of the baby books away, because I want a few of them to survive their first meeting with her.
Frida’s sleep during the night has been pretty much uninterrupted for a year now, which is amazing! She loves going to bed, and she goes to sleep by herself. We just tuck her in and leave the room – and that’s the way it has been all along!
As for the dress, I love it on her – it’s a little bit big, which is fine because that way it’ll last for a while. I love the pattern – the rounded yoke looks beautiful – I may make a blouse of some kind especially for this dress, though. When she crawls, she gets her knees into the dress, but then my version is longer than the pattern suggests, because I cut it with a seam allowance, and then I hemmed it with bias tape instead of the traditional way. All in all I will definitely recommend this pattern.