Saturday, September 29, 2007

Trunk Show!

The Eugene Etsy street team is having our second trunk show this weekend! I am showing in this one and am very nervous about it! I have so much to do today and so little time!
Everyone wish me luck and I'll let you know how it goes!

This lovely picture is a new style of binding that will be making it's way into my store (if it doesn't sell this weekend) called a Celtic weave. I love it as it is sturdier than a coptic bind, and it still opens flat- plus it just looks awesome!

Friday, September 21, 2007

New Street Team!

I joined a new street team last week and it's been very exciting so far! We have had two treasuries and for the next 2 days you can see one of my works featured in this one!
I am organizing our business card swap, we have an exciting book swap in the works, and other projects coming down the pipes!
We are the BEST- Bookbinding Etsy Street team- pretty clever eh? I didn't come up with the name but I love it! We are moving our team blog to be more informational for the public so please stop by and check us out!

The lovely book abovet is Eugene, a waterproof vinyl book!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hair Cut!

I did this today ----> (well a professional did it, but I was there)
Very exciting, I took off at least a good 8 or 9 inches, and I cut in these crazy bangs. I haven't had bangs since I was in 2nd grade so this is going to be a crazy experiment. Hopefully it works because I'm stuck with it.
It looks cute today when she did it, hopefully I can do the same when I try on my own. Thats always the part I am the worst at so wish luck tomorrow morning!
The good news is that we cut so much that it is going to locks of love, hopefully they use it!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Books, Books, Books!

I've just added 3 new books to my flickr page, 2 of which will be going into my shop and the third will be a gift for my friend.

This book was the long fabled exposed spine I've been rambling about for 2 weeks. I'm really proud of how it came out and can't wait to try some of the more advanced sewings. I got the first three of Keith Smith's books for my birthday so I think I'll be making more of this style in the weeks to come.

This next book was going to go into my store, but the exposed spine is going instead. This book will be a birthday present for my friend and it's wrapped in a lovely Italian paper with gold accents and has a delicious chocolate book cloth along the spine.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me!

It's my birthday! I haven't opened any presents yet (aka slept in too late) but I am excited about getting to them tonight. I'm in the birthdays page on Etsy, but it hasn't brought me any views or new hearts (yet) like I was hoping it would. I've been looking through there from time to time and I've found some neat sellers that way.
I'm looking forward to a scrumptious dinner later tonight at a to be decided location- I can't decide what sounds best right now- a great steak or a good plate of noodles. We have some really great places for both, and I'm so stuffed from the lunch my boss bought me I might not be ready for dinner for sometime!

The long fabled decorative exposed spine book is done, but I need a birthday present for a friend so she gets the first one! I'll get some pictures of it up to share later this weekend. While that is very exciting news I am still in a binders block about what to do for my large photo album. I have the pages cut and folded, I just can't decide on a binding style or paper to use for it. It's really starting to bum me out. I've also got two new books coming with the same great decorative paper from Italy that are drying in my press as I type. One will be a traditional case bound while the other will be a double needle coptic book. I'm excited about getting them both done and hopefully they will be done and in the store by the 18th.

Monday, September 3, 2007

New Idea!

I recently came into ownership of a book on exposed spine sewings that I have been pouring over it all weekend. I have the first signature on a book and I can't decide to leave it as is or to add more signatures. The stitching is stunning loop pattern and I have it on the same fabric as the as the sold book to the right. I'm very excited about this book and it has me back to binding again.

I'm not sure about the photo album that I have cut but not bound yet. This is a strange thing for me, I've been staring at this for 2 months now and haven't been able to finish it. I just can't seem to find the right paper for it. I went to a paper source this weekend as well and I still couldn't find anything I liked for it. Hopefully this binders block will be over soon and I'll be back to binding beautiful books for you soon. In other news I have 4 new origami books half done, look for them coming soon!

Oh and I went to Ikea again this weekend, I bought a new table and chairs :)
They aren't online or I would show you but I'm really excited about them. I need to craigslist my old set before I can construct this set. Once I get it set up I'll share a picture!