I have made peace with myself over not making anything in the studio today. I decided that in the week between Christmas and New Year’s, everyone gets free pass and you get to decide what the pass is for. You can also use it more than once. Says me.
This is what I had hoped to work on today:
My mother-in-law is an amazing cook and a couple of years ago, my sister-in-law compiled a bunch of her mother’s recipes into a cookbook. She decided to produce the cookbook using Shutterfly. She spent hours on the layout – I’m pretty sure she came close to losing her mind a few times.
Finally, she finished it. We ordered our copies from Shutterfly. All was good in the world.
Then last week, while my sister-in-law is home for the holidays, I get a frustrated call – her mom’s copy of the book was already falling apart. Wuh?
I now get to repair a Shutterfly book, which seems completely bizarre. A bunch of the pages have completely fallen out.
But that’s not the strangest part – take a closer look. The pages seem to be perforated. I can’t get my brain wrapped around this at all. Is there some secret binding that I’m not aware of that uses this technique?
Here’s another check in the Buy Handmade column.