I'm so excited that my daughter Tessa's book of paintings turned out so well!
For the straps I used (fake) leather with some decorative painted squares.
Above are all of the colorful pages.
On the inside I included a few photos of her painting.
I'm going to give it to her for her birthday in a couple weeks. I hope she loves it! I like the idea that she will see from the very beginning that her work is special enough that it can be turned into a book. Throughout my life I've wanted to be an author and make picture books. But the idea that my work is good enough to be published has sometimes been a struggle. Tessa loves books and she will grow up seeing her art and writing in books. That means a lot to me even if it turns out to be unimportant to her. Yay for books!