In the interim, I thought I'd finally get around to putting up those photos of the little books I made just before WisCon. There's a whole bunch of them...
This one's just a blank book, but I like the shimmery cover paper, the translucent interior pages, the decoration of shimmery ribbon and pale green stones. I think I'm going to make some more blank books for WorldCon -- they're really fast to make, and fun. Don't know if anyone will want to buy them, though -- guess we'll just have to wait and see.
This is basically just a copy of "Minal in Winter", bound in sari fabric and with a peacock feather bookmark. Pretty simple, but I like it -- maybe 'cause it's still one of my favorite stories.
A copy of "Season of Marriage", bound in Japanese book cloth in a really lovely satiny white print; I bound into the book a bookmark made of a chain with a filigree heart, of real gold. I'm hoping that someone will buy it as a wedding present; I think it'd make a beautiful gift (for someone slightly open-minded, since there *is* a sex scene in the story :-).
I was really pleased with how this came out. More sari fabric, but I figured out how to embed a piece of jewelry into the cover. Pretty! This is "the bones want to fly", a collection of love poetry I've written. Mostly happy, a few melancholy. This is the only book I managed to sell at WisCon -- it isn't a big art selling convention. I was especially happy that it went to Elise Mattheson; I think she'll appreciate the couple of poly poems in there. :-)
A simpler edition of "the bones want to fly", bound in blue sari fabric.
And another edition, this one done with handmade paper cover and a Japanese binding style. Not really my style, though it was interesting to try. I might make some more like it -- we'll see. I gave this copy away to Kirsten when she was just visiting; she liked it more than I did.
Finally, this one was probably the most work -- it's an edition of "The Fallen Star", the children's story I wrote for my cousins last Christmas. In the story, nineteen cousins have to create a fabulous quilt in order to patch up the hole made when a star fell through the glass roof of their house. For this book, I quilted a cover out of pieces of sari fabric (with kind advice from Karen), and braided silk embroidery threads into a bookmark, bound into the book, with a tiny silver sparkling star at the end. I had a lot of fun making this one, and it just pleases me that it's so intricately bound up with the actual story it tells.