Then more recently I was given the means to make my own.
This book is wonderful for giving you techniques and tips, as well as practice.
But my most recent addition is this one:
I love this book, it is elegant in the simplicity of the design; a design that cleverly gives three dimensions to each page of the story. I love the combination of painted and needlefelt illustrations and the way that characters are depicted in both forms. I think Gretel's work is superb! I can't afford her actual pieces but I can own them this way.
I recommend you try and get yourself a copy of the Puddletown Tales, the stories are delightful and the illustrations are a joy. Each time I have looked through I find something new. I think that is what attracts me to good 3d books, there is so much to look at and absorb. I know that technology gives children virtual worlds, interactive gaming and now "3d" screens but there is nothing to match the brilliance of the works above. One day I am going to have a go at making my own.