There is nothing I enjoy more than creating something gorgeous for someone special in my life. It just makes me so happy to see my family member or friend open the gift with delight. I love knowing that they will love and appreciate the customized item and the hard work I have put in, just for them. My latest creations were one such project.

My close friends Mrs S and Mr C were expecting their second child; their first Miss E is such a beautiful happy little princess and is one of my very favourite little people. I just knew that Miss Es little brother or sister would be too.

Mrs S is one of the most self controlled people I have ever met. Despite the fact that she is a sonographer she was adamant that she wasn’t going to find out the gender of the baby; for either pregnancy. Day in, day out she would be working with sonography equipment, telling people the gender of their babies and not once peaked at her own belly. Not even just a little bit. How on earth does she do that? I can’t even begin to imagine! I love the idea of keeping the gender of the baby a surprise until the birth, but as a crafter I find this exceptionally frustrating. There are so many gorgeous girl and boy fabrics and supplies available and I’m not much of a fan of gender neutral colours. More accurately put; I am vehemently against them, particularly yellow and green, for a very ridiculous reason that actually has nothing to do with the colours themselves. That was until I finished this project! I am now a gender neutral convert! Not quite to the point where I would be able to keep the gender of my own baby a surprise; let’s not get ahead of ourselves.