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Eliza Rose: Things to Remember, Month 18

Little Miss Eliza Rose continues to gain in spunk and sass as she gains in age.   This is a little girl with serious amounts of determination and stubbornness, as well as personality.  At 18 months Eliza’s language skills continue to grow at exponential rates.  Tell her a word once and she remembers it for the next time.   For a few weeks if you asked her if she could say “Eliza” she’d respond with, “Baby!”   Yesterday she responded with “Lila!”  Water is “waddy,” sit is “s*it,” (hee hee!) and Gabby is “Gubby.”Like brother, like sister, Eliza is in love with Thomas the Train.  Her favorite parts of the show are the opening and closing songs which means we don’t actually have to be bored to tears by the show itself, she’s happy as long as she gets to bop around to “They’re 2, they’re 4, they’re 6 they’re 8.  Shunting coal and hauling freight….”Eliza is a big copy cat.   Whatever her brother does she wants to do.  Paul’s favorite song write now is BINGO and we frequently hear Eliza clap…

Some Sewing- Heidi and Finn Patterns…

Recently I was asked to test a couple of patterns for Heidi and Finn- the Tulip Tunic and Dress and the Pintuck Blouse and Dress
First up was the Tulip Tunic and Dress which is for knit fabrics.  This is the 18 month size.  I made the tunic in a green with sparkly dots with dark grey at the neckline and as an appliqued heart.   I've used this material several times and still have some left- in fact I tested the Heidi and Finn Slouchy Cardigan with that fabric- Eliza was so tiny then!!  The tunic is adorable!   In the photo below the sleeves are folded to the inside as they ended up a bit long- I think Eliza must have short arms as I always have to shorten the sleeves to the next smaller size.

Next I made the dress version in the 18 month size.   I used a polka dot knit (also seen previously) for the sleeves and top portion, a slub knit from an old t-shirt for the dress part and the same dark grey ribbed knit for the neckline and cuffs.   On this version I shortened the arm len…