My boys have always loved getting and giving handmade things. Since they were babies I've made them all kinds of things - clothes, teddies, warm woolies, toys, chainmail...too many things to remember, really. S has made them all sorts of goodies too, their favourite, I think, being wooden swords and shields. I love making things for my boys! And...I desperately love making things for little girls. Pink things, flowery things, aprons, skirts, art totes, knitted Barbie clothes...girly things. During the last few weeks I've taken a bit of time to make a couple things for some of my young female friends and, I have to say, it brings me at least as much joy making the gifts as I hope they get having them.