you ever had a dream not go as planned? My dream was to
make a series of high quality paper toy books that people
could buy at bookstores. I could see it in my head, thick
nice paper, die cut pieces, lovely colors with a vintage
feel. I had a long list of toy books that I wanted to do,
fairies and dragons, wind toys, Halloween, a puppy town,
a paper carnival, math toys. The books would be like the
free toys on my website but on die cut heavy paper that
you could punch out with detailed instructions.
I did get to do two books with Sterling Children's Books
and they did a wonderful job on the paper and printing,
just lovely. The sad news that I found out last week was
that while the Christmas book sold well, the second book,
The Toymaker's Workshop did not, and they would
not be able to continue the series. I was heartbroken because
the folks at Sterling are a dream to work with and the books
came out looking aces.
thought perhaps if I asked everyone on my mailing list to
buy a copy of The Toymaker's
Workshop, enough books would be sold for the publisher
to change their minds and print bunches more. So if you
have an extra $7.15 and would like a fun activity to do
with kids, trot down to your local bookstore and order it,
or buy a copy or two online. The Toymaker's Workshop
would make a lovely gift or a treat for yourself if you
like to make paper toys. It would be a grand favor.
let you know how it goes.