I have made many things over the years for my girls as well. When they were younger and into dolls I sewed matching dresses for them and thier dolls as the price tag for the store bought American Girl versions were a little out of reach. I will often include a handmade gift in birthday and holiday giving as my family knows that I was thinking exclusively of them and gave my time to create or work on something that I thought they would enjoy.
This tradition has also passed to my children who love to make things for one and other. My eldest daughter made me a beautiful scarf last year for Christmas and my younger daughter and eldest son love to make me jewelry. Today is one of my daughter's birthdays and her older sister decided to make her a gift, a bendy doll that she is very skilled at making. She worked very diligently at this gift and spent a lot of time working on the detail. I think grandma would be proud! This is a picture of the Little Red Riding Hood Doll. Happy Birthday Little Sister!