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While Maxie is off screen, her portrayer is keeping busy.

Just because Kirsten Storms had to take some time off from General Hospital — as you’d expect, what with her undergoing brain surgery and all! — that doesn’t mean that she’s been idle. Anything but, actually. On July 28, Maxie’s portrayer Instagrammed out a colorful photo of daughter Harper sporting the petunia tank top she crocheted for her from a pattern by designer Nadia Moule.

“I already said in another post, but [Moule’s] patterns are so much fun to make, and the garments are beautiful,” raved the actress. “Her patterns are on Etsy and Ravelry.

“And I know,” she added. Though she’s only 7 years old, “Harper is growing up so fast.”

 

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It seems like only yesterday that her little girl with former General Hospital castmate Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny; now Jake, Days of Our Lives) was turning 4 and learning to ride a bike.

 

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And it seems like only the day before that that Harper was a wee one expressing her affection for a pumpkin. “If she likes something, she hugs it,” said Mom in 2016. Simple as that.

 

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Heck, it feels like we blinked and she went from being what Storms called “the sweetest and most snuggly baby ever” to being a full-blown moppet and mini-fashionista.

 

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