Frida isn’t using her dummy anymore – she stopped during the weekend. Or basically, we didn’t give it to her when we tucked her in – you know we had to get her off it. We were expecting her to just not go to sleep, and we were so wrong. It has been completely painless! The first couple of evenings, she had a look on her face that said, “mmm – am I not supposed to have something else, when I go to sleep?” and then she cuddled with her comfort blanket and went to sleep. I’m telling you – painless!
I started making this little tunic top during the weekend, but I didn’t have the right buttons for it, so I finished it Monday evening. When I go home from work, I have 10-15 minutes waiting while changing trains, and one of my favourite local sewing shops is close by. So I popped in to have a chat with her and get me some buttons.
This is the same fabric I used for the baby shoes I made recently, and I’m just really fond of it. It’s an Ottobre-pattern from the latest childrens issue, called “Kukkopilli” raglan-sleeve tunic top – and my version doesn’t have the appliqué, because I wanted a pocket there instead. A kukkopilli is a Finnish kind of rooster whistle, and they look like this – I remember seeing them in my family when I was a child. It would probably have been sweet as well, though – it’s been a while since I made an appliqué.
I love the pattern, and it looks so sweet on Frida – even if it’s hard to get her to not move too much in order to take a picture. Here she is running away with her wet, combed hair – fresh out of her bath.