First, I made her a carseat cover (big surprise, right?!), but I didn't want this to be just some ordinary cover. I found the cutest fabric at Brook's on Main St. in Bountiful and the moment I saw it I knew I had to use it for my friend. I also used a different pattern, if you will, for the cover than I normally use and it turned out so cute! I wanted to keep it for myself!
Second, I crocheted a sweet little dress that I had recently bought the pattern for from my favorite Mon Petit Violon on etsy.com which can be purchased here :) It was a brand new pattern and I took this as an opportunity to try it out. Another success! I also crocheted a pair of matching booties also by Mon Petit Violon (which can be found here) and sewed a pair of regular ballet flats with ribbon ties as well.
Third, I made her a pair of peep toe sandals that was also a new pattern from my other favorite--ithinksew.com! The pattern can be purchased here.
Fourth, I tried my hand at making a baby mobile. I actually made this with no intent of giving it to anyone in particular, but it turned out pretty cute and I decided to give it to my friend.
Last, but not least, I made a cute little headband. I not only made one for the baby, but I made one for my friend and all her other girls :)
My friend was overjoyed when she received everything and that makes me love my hobbies that much more. The things I do can be to me a bit overwhelming at times and sometimes I feel like I just don't have the time to keep up with the babies, birthdays, weddings, my full-time job as a momma and my actual full-time job, and my blog. Seeing everyone's reaction to what they receive specially made for them, though, is what renews my passion for what I do every time. Needless to say, I made this baby fun for her and then some :)