Aww what a lovely message to receive. Glad the new mummy is over the moon, and everyone was impressed with your work. Thats the 'reward' for all the painting, boring rooting hours etc isn't it
I had a similar experience.
I took Alfie out to tescos to buy clothes.
The young lass on the till and her collegue went "Aww how old is your baby?"
They were up close cooing over him.
when i told them he was a doll, a reborn that i had made. They were gobsmacked had a hold of him. Then before i knew it several tills all came to a standstill as the lass held him up to show all her collegues saying its a doll. All the tesco people, customers etc were all looking in my direction and were gobsmacked. Fantastic, but embarrasing