Tuesday, 7 January 2014

I made a book!

D'you remember, when you were a kid, you used to do things like - I dunno - make rose petal perfume? Design outfits for paper dolls? Write little books? (I realise these probably didn't apply to the fellas, but I'm sure they did something similar...)

Well yesterday, I made a book.

I'd printed out Granny Rainbow to check for typos and formatting errors - good job, as I found a few - but I printed four pages to a sheet of A4 to save paper. The layout master I've been using means that you get what will be the odd (ie right hand) page printed on the left of the sheet and what will be the even (left hand) page printed on the right. It doesn't make it easy to visualise the finished product, as you have to keep switching things in your head.

As I read through, I realised that if I folded the A4 sheet in half lengthwise, it mimicked the page as it would appear when finally printed. Then, I realised if I cut the sheet in half cross-ways, I'd have dinky little pages, the right way round! 

One bull-dog clip later, I had a miniature A6 version of my book in my hand...and it felt just like it did when I used to make tiny little illustrated books for my teddies.

My little book!
J picking up a few more typos for me...

A sneaky peek at Granny Rainbow and the little green man...
 In just a few short weeks, it'll be the full-sized version - but in the meantime, I'll make do with dinky-size...

6 comments:

  1. This is soooooo exciting! Can't wait to see the real thing! :-)

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  2. It looks just fine, Katherine. How exciting! Ooh, what a lovely feeling it must be :-)
    Stevie x

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    1. Daunting, actually! A real live book - which will be read (I hope)!!

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  3. I cant wait to see it finished!!! So excited ^^

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    1. Will be a fab addition to your portfolio! x

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