Thursday, October 26, 2006


Theresa asked about our children's books.

Here are a few samples from previous years.

The books are cardboard bound, hand sewn, fabric covered, with dust jackets. We use the ideas from Valerie Bendt's book.

This year, Alexander is writing a book of essays - probably three essays and appropriate illustrations.

Thomas is toying with the idea of (yet another) fantasy book or a cookbook.

Anthony wants to write a either a fantasy book or a comic book like TinTin.

When Jonathon is finished his university work, perhaps he'd like to put together a collection of some of his art and photos. We'll see.


Anonymous said...

You have inspired me!
I have ordered Valerie's book. I read Cindy Rushton's "Notebooking....Yes! You can be a binder queen too" (I think that is correct!) and she recomended Valerie's book in that. The only part that puts me off is the hand sewing that you mentioned.......I think this uncreative little lass will stick to her comb binding machine !!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Thanks for the pics. I am going to forward this to my boys and see if they are interested...


Great work, Westenburg men!

Theresa said...

Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to share. Those look like they will be treasured keepsakes, for sure!

Leonie said...

Thanx for the comments - and the sewing is super easy. Even non crafty non sewing me can do it - basic in and out sewing with a large tapestry needle. I love non crafty crafts!

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome, Leonie!

Thanks for sharing!

I'm going to see if the library has that book!