* Yep. Made the princess dress. Nope. Didn't have a pattern. Traced the body of a t-shirt onto newspaper so it would be big enough. Drew sleeves on newspaper to keep them exact. The rest is estimated and cut. I tend to do this with little kids clothing because patterns (in NZ) are expensive. Ohhhhh the days of 40% off at Joann's and $1 pattern deals! WAAAH!!!! But that's ok. I'm getting pretty good at it. (Not to toot my own horn) but the sleeves are puff, the waist is ruched, the lining of the skirt has tulle netting in layers (poofyness) and there's a lining to the whole thing. It's rough in some spots - but it's a play dress made out of 30 year old curtains - so I'm not too worried about it. And anyways, by Christmas she'll have grown out of it and I'll be making another.
For her birthday this year I didn't want to get carried away. We got carried away at Christmas, so let's just simmer down huh? Anyways, we were given a babydoll cradle for her, but it needed a paint job. So after painting it I painted (w/ Qtips, because my paint brushes weren't cooperating) some flowers, curly cues, and "sweet dreams" on the ends of it. So she gets a princes/princesses bday, a princess dress, and a baby cradle (so far). Matt'll probably wanna go shopping tomorrow (her bday) or Saturday. He's gone most of tomorrow, so we'll have to sort something out...
Went to a party tonight where we did a white elephant gift swap. I got teal dishtowels and some candles. Verrrry kool. And Matt got iTunes credit (Ah.... very cool!).
I should go. I have managed to do - not much - since getting home from the party. The dishes are caked in chili and the garbage needs to be collected (at the least) or put out (if I get a burst of energy...).
And... Marie I'll email you about natural/c-sections.