I ordered Ella these Baby Einstein puppets for her birthday back in April. She has really started taking an interest in them. She chases Kenzie around with the dog puppet saying "woof, woof, woof!" She also has a duck, cow, monkey, goat, and dragon. She knows the duck says "quack" and the monkey says "oooo, oooo, aaahh, aaaahhh", from the Playhouse Disney song. She's not really gotten the hang of the cow or goat yet. And, of course, if your familiar with Baby Einstein, you know that the dragon says "Blah!"
I made Ella a dress last night from a pattern I purchased a while back from http://www.etsy.com/. Its an online store where you can buy and sell homemade items. I love it! This pattern is called "The Little Mademoiselle Dress". It was super easy to make and the directions were very straightforward. Actually, I forgot to print out the directions (but I had read them), so I just made it from memory. My straps turned out too narrow - Whoops! I added the pockets because I really loved the fabric. The pattern did not call for pockets. I think it turned out a little long though and I will probably hem it tonight. I'm making a pair of pants for me using the same materials. I will post pics of it in a couple of days.