A friend of mine has a [doll-face of a] daughter who just turned one in February. I wanted to make her this book (from here) and I started it around the holidays. Then I thought, “Hm, no, maybe she won’t like this. I’ll set it aside and make it for my son.” Well, there went my motivation. Then, about two weeks before her birthday party, I decided she in fact would like it, so in a flurry of mistakes and weirdness, I finished this book (actually the morning of her party I finished it). Therefore, I didn’t block it, the whipstitching on the edge is crappy, and I don’t like the color choices on the fish page. BUT! It turned out cute, I learned how to do intarsia, and most importantly the birthday girl (i.e. her mom) liked it.