A personalized, ruffle-butt onesie:
I won't lie; I think I just did an okay job on the onesie, not a great one. But at least my attempts at applique went from looking like a drunk monkey did them to looking like a sober monkey did them! Still, I went ahead and sent it because I still think it turned out cute, even if it's not perfect. (But I found myself glad that I'm expecting a boy because I would have had to make a ruffle-butt for my own child had he been a girl. And I didn't really enjoy sewing on ruffles. Other bloggers make it look and sound so easy, but I guess I'm just not talented enough to find it simple.)
An elephant pacifier holder (I'm most proud of this one):
I got the pattern from this book, which I checked out from the library. Lots of cute projects in it! This particular one called for using felt, but since this is for a baby, I used fleece instead. Fleece is washable; felt is not. I also made an elephant paci holder for my Alex. It was too cute not to! I had fabric leftover from this project, so it didn't even cost me anything, other than the pacifiers.
This next one didn't wind up being a gift. I just made it for my own baby. It's an elephant rattle:
I added 3 jingle bells inside the head (well surrounded by batting and tightly sewn in), so it makes a soft jingly sound that's not annoying. (The not-annoying part is very important to this migraine-prone mama!) I'm not thrilled with the placement of the handle, so I may still rip that out and resew it. We'll see. I'm pretty tired of sewing at this point, so I may just leave it.
And last but not least, my newest furry baby needed a little something. I sewed up a simple rectangle of fleece, stuffed it with batting and catnip, and added a ribbon (because Ninja loves ribbons). I think he likes it!