Some time ago I published some pattern books intending to give them to great nieces for Christmas.
However, before I had finished putting them together I realised, when I touched a page with a wet finger after washing off some paint, that I would need something a bit more childproof in households where some of the users are not yet going to school!
So I reprinted the pages, placed them back to back and laminated them before stitching them together.
The final step was making some of the items following the instructions from the book and stitching them onto the pages of the book.
The finished book will store much better than the first edition, and will still stand for display.
Very limited edition of three were printed, one for me, with two completed, one for each of two families with under ten year old children for Christmas 2010.
The third one is for me to keep as a reminder of how to make more in the future.
(I also have the one and only First Edition … if I sign it will be even more exclusive!)
PS While making the decorations I created some scraps.
Before adding most to the bin I cut a few plastic icicles to add to the collection of designs. I now have to work out if I can easily add a page to the second editions … I know I can add to the original, the only problem is matching the paint colour exactly!