Two of my coworkers are expecting little ones, well in all actuality one baby has already arrived. I wanted to give each of them something handmade.
For the little girl, Grace helped me select the book "Little Pea", written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Jen Corace. Since it's a food related book I made a bib, embroidering it with the baby's name and a spoon with none other than the pea from the story.
And for the baby boy, who has not yet arrived, I made an apron since his Mama enjoys baking to the degree that I do. We also purchased several child-sized kitchen gadgets to tuck into the little patchwork pocket. I can see him standing on a "helper stool" from a very young age, just like Grace once did.