I had long been planning my gift for her - ever since Susanna visited in April and we both purchased the book BIG LITTLE FELT UNIVERSE. It took me a couple of months to narrow down what I wanted to make, but in June when up at Papa's house for a project weekend, I got busy and made this:
A basket full of fruit and vegetables (and a mouse - eeek!)
My favorites are the carrot and head of lettuce. The carrot pattern is in the book, but the lettuce wasn't. There was a pattern for a leaf of lettuce, however, so a little imagination and I was able to turn one leaf into a whole head of them.
This mouse is similar to the one I made my Mom for her birthday.
The pattern is available here.
The basket was crocheted out of Wool-ease Thick & Quick. It's a bit of a squeeze to fit everything into it, but I figured that since she's two these toys will end up all over the house soon anyway!