Of the things I’ve made this year, I’m most happy with my gift for my daughter’s first birthday. What I thought would be a weekend project, turned into months of cutting and sewing (keeping in mind that caring for the daughter leaves me with little time for much else). She likes the book now (especially number 5), but she’ll probably appreciate it more when she’s 20.
When I made this, my daughter was not yet one, and I had no idea how much stress a toddler can put on an object. The big pink butterfly is one of the things in this book that needs to be repaired.