I'm always looking for cute, portable, unique and practical but not time consuming baby gifts for the moms I work with (homeless expecting moms in a residential program). I stumbled across these cute onsies for $3 at Walmart and decided to crochet a toy to go with the applique. Perfect! Absolute cuteness and it only took a couple hrs of crochet time. The octopus has a bell in the body and small bells in the legs, so he is a rattle, too. I also picked up a few more onsies with other various sea life forms on them.
(And yes, I am still working on Birthday Gift, Baby Gift and Birthday Gift #2)