I used Make-the-Cut software to design, scale, and print my selected letters. I used painter's tape to hold the printed pattern in place on the book.
Following the pattern I cut the initials with the Proxxon Scroll Saw DS 115/E.
Even though she can't read, Anya knows that this letter A is hers—and it's her favorite color.
So, as the girls were admiring their initial books, Chloe asked, "Why don't you spell out the whole name?" Well, why not, indeed. I decided to make wall hangings using children's books for each letter of their name. After cutting the letters with the scroll saw, I drilled holes for ribbon ties to connect one book to the next. Here's Anya's wall hanging.
My key learning as I was making these book initials was to select a font that maintains as much of the integrity of the book's spine as possible.