I’m so excited to be working on a set of new books (even if in-between everything else)! Since I will be working on these over the next several days, I plan to post pictures as they progress. First step: make the covers. I stumbled upon a stack of vintage Bingo cards at a consignment store and decided to pair them with some cute vintage illustrations from a children’s primer. Here’s a great tip that I learned (thanks for the suggestion, Ben!): instead of using the actual vintage primer pages, which are very brittle and crack when folded, I scanned in the pages and reprinted the designs onto thick card stock. I glued the newly-printed papers to the vintage bingo cards with a thin layer of glue and pressed them until dry. I then sewed along the spine for extra strength (and for looks!). Next step?… to tie off and trim the threads and select papers for the inside pages. I can’t wait!