Ok, so I didn't actually MAKE anything in this gift, but it was one of my favorite gifts to put together. When I was a kid, my mom would make doll clothes and all sorts of miniature items for my dolls. She has a pretty serious artistic streak herself, but sometimes she needs a little encouragement to get it out there.
I thought that now that she has almost-3 granddaughters and a grandson she might want to get crafty again. I bought the Softies book and then I printed out the Black AppleDoll Template and the Molly Monkey Pattern from the internets. I packaged them in a box with some yarn that will make perfect "hair" and some fabric scraps and bunch of felt that I picked up for cheap at the thrift store.
I am not-too-secretly hoping that my mom will make a dolly or two for the Sprout.