here she is, isn't she adorable?
we're so excited to have a baby in the family. especially one as special as ella. we all love her to bits. i think we've all gone a little baby mad, dressing her up like a little doll. ella's half-birthday is coming up, and here are the little gifts i made for her:
a little raglan sweater with a pocket for her pacifier:
and a sugar skull dress:
by way of explanation, this is not morbid. ella's mom, her other aunt and i are fans of the mexican holiday, day of the dead. the holiday is not macabre or scary, it's about honoring and remembering relatives and friends that have passed on. the symbol of the skeleton is a principal feature of the day of the dead altar and the three of us collect skeleton items and display them all year long. so, i couldn't help but make a dress out of this material for our little darling.