Saturday, 3 January 2009

waiting...


for my third good thing...
y'see, yesterday, i woke up to find an email from james at folksy headquarters telling me i was this month's featured seller (along with 3 other fab peeps) then this morning i found a box waiting with jenna's fantastic new book. this would be heaven enough, but extra special for me, cos i designed the cover! yes, little ol' me! i've written about this before, but i cannot truly put into words what it means to hold a book in your hands and think oh my god, i did this! that ledger paper belonged to my grandma! and that little toy tractor was sam's when he was a child! i scrubbed at those pictures with wire wool and doused them in tea! i threw white paint all over those labels! me, i did all that! not only is it great to know i was part of it, but it's so well put together - the edges of the pages are all 'torn', the paper my design is printed on is lightly hammered and totally matt, not shiny and blah...the colours are perfect - it really looks like you could pick up labels, or run your fingers over the stitching and feel the bumps. in all honesty, i don't think i could feel any prouder! it's so nice when you let a project out into the world (well, let's face it, i'm new at all this, so maybe this is how it always is!) and it turns out to be much, much better than your expectations. it's a great feeling.

9 comments:

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SallyF said...

wow, just wow, I would feel every bit as overwhelmed and delighted in your position. amazing, I know you'll treasure it forver, and it really does look beautiful, very textured like you say x

Sharon said...

Congratulations! The cover looks amazing.

Kelly Kilmer said...

One of the things that drew me to the book, WAS the cover. I bought it and I absolutely LOVE it!!! Huge huge kudos!!!!

Anna Betts said...

Wow! looks lovely, I want to touch it! Lets get together soon and *ahem* touch each others' work yes please? xxx

Kristen said...

It's so great that you're bowled over! How boring would it be if you felt blase about it?! Congratulations! Yay!! Woo!!!

Francesca said...

lu, it's really lovely. you're right, the cover looks totally 3d. so many lovely textures and general yumminess. well done you. and good to see you back, if only for a quick post. how is the house? etc etc...email me if you have the time and let me know how it's all going. x

Lin said...

The book cover looks fab. Happy new year!

susan said...

congrats lu! it looks so beautiful!

Cicada Studio said...

How wonderful! Congratulations- what a special feeling.