Remember sweet baby Laura's miraculous entry into this world? I talked about it here. It's been a year- can you even believe it? The time has flown by!
I was contacted in October by Kim's MIL to make something special for Laura's first birthday.
So I made her some Sleepover Pals using the leftover scraps from the quilt I made her.
Oh how I love this collection. That singing bird kills me every time I look at it!
I made the girls differently than the ones I have made in the past. The ballish arms and buns are not only a pain to sew, but they just aren't sturdy enough for years of play. So I just did pigtails and no arms.
Sweet dreams little ones!
Of course, I also made Laura a doll of her. Kim has wanted me to make one for forever- so I decided to surprise them!
Rickrack ribbon is SO MUCH EASIER to work with than rickrack. I love it!
I totally didn't realize it until Kim pointed it out- but the doll perfectly coordinates with the shower Nan and I threw for Kim last spring! Haha. I was being very picky about the color choices- it took me awhile to decide on these. Funny.
I will remember this day for the rest of my life. The suspense was killing me- all of us- to see whether or not Laura would breathe on her own when born. When her grandpa called me and told me that she was here and she was screaming, I felt such joy! I picked Linus up and twirled him around- and told him that his sister was here! (remember I was watching Linus while Kim gave birth at the hospital)
And here she is! Saying Gimme my doll mama!!!
Another perfect friendship. I'm so happy to have these photos- it's like the last step of making a doll- seeing the little girl happily holding her.