|Liberty square, shawl from Grandma and cushion from Sang|
Mummy cuddles her to sleep standing up. Happy newborn. The instant she gently, ever so gently and slowly lowers the sleeping baby into the cot. Waaaaaa, waaaaaaa, waaaaaaaa.
How do they know?
I have even tried the patented bottom jiggle as I lower her into the cot. But this baby has the super sensitive motion detector and is not fooled by the clever tricks that Mummy used on her siblings. Or, perhaps I have lost my touch. Or, maybe just forgotten they were all like this once.
Two pleasing things have happened lately to help sleep (apart from baby just getting bigger and more able to sleep for longer, that is). The discovery of her thumb, and, more importantly being able to suck it properly without it teasing her by slipping out of her mouth. And, a friend. She actually smiles and acknowledges that little zebra now each time she goes into her cot awake.
Onto the crafty stuff. Here is the cushion me and the littlest girl finished yesterday. The bulk of the creative credit should go to my friend Sang for knitting the squares, and my mum, for crocheting them together. We just added a back and toy stuffing.
The cushion was an unexpected bonus, which came out of the fact they arrived too late for the project they were originally intended for...
It is hard to think of what to say about this blanket and the friends who knitted it for me without sounding cheesy.
It is a wonderful blanket made by a bunch of friends, who, I hope already know how wonderful I think they are. And, thank you of course to my mum for managing to crochet all the squares together!