|My little books|
|Even then, I could tell he was age-inappropriate|
for the Daughter Sunshine, but they were
all I had "to scale". My God, she is still wearing
a onesie, and he is exhibiting male pattern
|Painstakingly printed and bound, to be |
"personalized" with a magic marker. Is it
any wonder that I sometimes mistakenly call
her by my little sister's name?
Dr. Dolittle and Sunshine daughter got married and had children.
So that put the brakes on my mini book idea. Until now. I made mini composition notebooks that were immediately vandalized by Tootie Pie. I think she thought she was "partcipating", which she was, in a five-year old "helpful" way. But, now, I got this idea from a website, that I believe was in another language. I pretty much stole the idea, but, since I no longer remember where I saw it first**, plus I think it was in another language, I am posting my own version here.
- A glue bound (not stapled) catalog
- A carpet cutter or other razor
- A printer
- Gloss Enamel Spray Sealer (optional)
- Straight Edge (optional)
|Cutting the mini books with a carpet knife|
Next, find or scan a dust jacket cover. I used Charlotte's Web and a redesign of The Wizard of Oz. Resize the image to the dimensions of your book. Print and spray with the sealer. Cut out and glue the jacket to the outside of your book. Enjoy!
Of course, the inside of the book is not very interesting, but I'm not sure if Calico Critters can read anyway, so it's all good. Thank you, random website in Finnish or Turkish.
** Okay, thanks to web browser history, I determined that I stole this idea from a Turkish website. Thank you, Küçük Şeyler.