Friday, May 31, 2013

Parade + Complete: Waldorf Doll!

A couple of weeks ago, E said his first two word phrase, "No more!"  He's also gotten to be quite the stair climber these days, he's getting proficient at walking down them instead of crawling.

We went to a (short) Memorial Day parade on Monday with my parents, and Mr. Muffin was very keen on the marching band.  They even were wearing their raincoats - I don't remember ever wearing those raincoats in four years of marching band!  All of the people and noise were a bit much for the little guy by the end, so it's a good thing the parade was only about fifteen minutes.

This week I wrapped up the Waldorf doll too!  It was quite the project, and I think he came out nicely.  My favorite part was the embroidery for the face.  My least favorite part was setting the sleeves in the shirt.  And the scariest part was trimming the doll's hair!  The instructions had you put in hair that was too long, and then trim, I imagine so that you could cut it to look even regardless of whether the head itself was a perfect sphere.  But the hair took hours upon untold hours to put on, so a mistake in the trimming would have been almost too much to bear.  The hardest part has been getting a nice picture of E with the doll...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A busy bee + Work in progress: Waldorf Doll

Mr. Tiny Muffin is doing all kinds of new things these days!  Here he is sticking his tongue out at dinner:

He's also climbing on to furniture on his own now and working on taking steps standing rather than crawling.  There are many teeth in there now, with new ones coming in all the time.  E's vocabulary has really expanded with new words, in fact his latest one is "new."

 I've been busy making a Waldorf doll for E as well.  As Wikipedia says, "its appearance is intentionally simple in order to allow the child playing with it to improve or strengthen imagination and creativity."  I'm using a pattern from the book Growing Up Sew Liberated and the instructions are very clear.  Even though this guy's arms look rather long, if you put them over his head, they  barely touch - just like E!


 I got this great new mug recently too!  It's Corelle, so if anything should happen to it, it seems easily replaceable, whew.