Having just crocheted and knitted for my personal fun, I've been formally asked to make something by someone to give as a gift! As this person is a very close friend, I offered to make it for free. They weren't having any of it, and so we agreed on cost price. It's a pretty weird feeling, I only ever set out to learn how to knit and crochet so I could annoy people with handmade gifts!
Ages ago, I had made my friend's daughter a lion (from a pattern) and a giraffe (completely made up as I went along). She's asked me to make the same for her friend who is due to have a baby in the next few weeks and a little cardigan for her own daughter. The animals will be fine, the cardigan will be a bit more difficult as I can't knit on circular needles yet! More learning for me :)
I'll keep you all updated on my progress and put up the refined pattern for the giraffe once he's done :)