Worktable Wednesday

This morning I had to prepare for a trip to Sewly Yours & Once Upon A Bride, a holy-crap-stunning bridal salon in Burlington, VT. I met the owner, Debbie LaFromboise, at a craft show a few years ago and she’s been carrying my guest books since then. I was thrilled to hear that she wanted to have photo albums added into the mix!

In addition to bringing a selection of books, I brought my bookcloth and paper sample books so Debbie could make custom choices if she desired. My paper sample book is probably one of the first things I’d grab if my house were on fire. I’ll be doing a post about it in the coming weeks.

Paper samples and bookcloth

8:53 a.m.

This is the process I go through any time I take large books out of the house. I don’t care if it’s sunny and 0% humidity – my books are getting packed in plastic. I don’t mess around.

Packing up handmade photo albums

9:17 a.m.

We had a winter weather advisory today and the snow made for sloppy, slow driving. Traffic actually crawled to 25 mph on the interstate.

Once I got home, I worked on a blog post for the Bookbinding Etsy Street Team. I’m working on a series of posts about craft show issues and how they relate to book artists. In case you didn’t know it, we have needs. Today’s post was about book stands.

After finishing the blog post, I finally got into the studio to continue work on a book repair – the 5″ dictionary from last week. Tonight I worked on reattaching the board pieces that had separated from the covers. I was psyched to use up some really thick PVA – it was perfect for the job.

Cover pieces - book repair

10:36 p.m.

Gluing the cover pieces together - book repair

10:40 p.m.

Pressing book covers for repair

10:48 p.m.

I am now squeezing the juice out of pressing the covers. Tomorrow I’ll put it all together and it can go on its merry word-defining way!

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