Friends of mine recently announced that they were expecting their first child, 7 weeks after me (who isn't pregnant at the moment??). She had never really wanted children, he always had, she'd finally made the decision that she would do it for his sake because she didn't want to deny him that. I've spent my whole life wanting to be pregnant and now am struggling with it, so I wondered at how she might be coping considering it's not something she'd ever thought she'd do. I wanted to make her something to help her enjoy the experience a little.
I found that as soon as my belly started to gain a little weight and size, it was very uncomfortable sleeping on my side, but a small, squishy pillow I'd made my husband previously was just the thing to support the baby when I was lying down. So I decided I'd make something similar for my friend. Simple, small, easy to post (they're in Sydney), and personal.
This is the result
My friend is a music teacher and her husband (also a dear friend of mine) loves dragons so I wanted to combine something of them both. It's about 30cm high and is only fairly lightly stuffed so it can be squished and folded as needed to create comfort.
It was handy that she is a music teacher because a gift personalised to her also fitted the design challenge theme. I had thought of it before the end of April, but everything around here takes twice as long now.
The only other creative-ness I've done lately is a pair of tracksuit pants to fit my belly and a t-shirt for my hubby. This weekend I hope to start cutting out the applique pieces for the coffe quilt.