(spoiler: this isn't a gender reveal.)
Have you ever walked in BabiesRUs? If you have not had the chance to shop there, let me enlighten you: it is the most overwhelming store you will ever set foot in.
It's tiny in an overbearing way and stuffed full of items, 80% of which I had no idea existed in the global market of baby products. Pacifier warmers, bottle drying racks, special nightlights, etc. etc. All at extreme prices (sale or no sale.) I swear you could buy a cute casual dress for the price of baby booties.
All that to say, I spent three hours in BabiesRUs and Wal Mart, trying to find a baby gift for a friend that fit my budget and satisfied my idea of a very unique (AND practical!) baby gift.
"In my opinion," hypothesized the toothless lady cutting fabric at Wal Mart, "anything homemade is from the heart. It's the thought that counts, and that's what makes it special. I always make gifts for my family and friends. But my dad's side of the family thinks it cheap, so I no longer visit them on holidays."
(this was the very condensed version of our conversation - or rather - her side of the conversation.)
Overall happiness with this project would probably be a 9. Minus the fact that I had to stay up until midnight and get up four hours later to open at work. 0-0
However, during my next month of unemployment/couch potato-ness, I plan on doing some more onesie creating for my own little peanut. :)