My daughter has had an imaginary mouse for a long time. Now her big brother would keep saying: "But there IS NO MOUSE!" So I had to make her one. And one for her brother. And he insisted on lots of cheese!
Then my Mom called me one day and asked, if I could make a present for one of her friends, who just had a baby girl. As I was in the making of the giraffe pattern, I told her she could get one of those. She gladly agreed.
(The wonderful fabric is from a swap I did way back with Rosa.)