Worktable Wednesday

Today was an accordion book day, which is typical for the weeks preceding Open Studio Weekend. I’ve been working with some fun and colorful papers!

Accordion books in progress

Accordion books in progress

There’s mucho folding going on.

Folded strips of paper for accordion books

For whatever reason, I hate to admit how much I love my scoring board. It has made some tasks sooo much easier…

Martha Stewart Scoring Board

…but it’s a Martha Stewart product.

[start rant]

I have a love-hate relationship with Martha Stewart. I love her style, but I don’t like theย รผber-perfect image she projects – as if she could actually do all that stuff by herself. No one can live up to that image and it’s discouraging.

Damn you and your super-awesome score board.

[end rant]



7 Responses to “Worktable Wednesday”

By Kris Stewart - 28 September 2012 Reply

Ha Elissa! I have the same scoring board…and did the same rant! It’s great except that it’s plastic. The grooves wear down after a while and it makes wanky scores. I’d love one in metal (and without Martha’s name attached!).

By Elissa - 28 September 2012 Reply

Kris –

Ooohhh…a metal one – I’d buy that! Bummed to hear about the grooves pooping out. ๐Ÿ™


By Sonya - 28 September 2012 Reply

O kindred spirit,
O binder friend,
‘Tis ever the unexpected trifle
That proves the grit in the pearl

That keeps the wit sharp
And the scorer warm with rythmed work

Fear not the irritation
of the Martha Stewart abomination

It is a gift to your focus
From the universe.

~Sonya, in the Sago bindery~

By Elissa - 8 October 2012 Reply

Sonya –

Seriously – best.comment.ever.

๐Ÿ™‚ Elissa

By Sonya - 8 October 2012 Reply

Hahaha – glad you like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

By Shannon - 21 October 2012 Reply

Huh. I would never have given that scoring board a second look if you hadn’t mentioned it, so skeptical am I of the entire Martha Stewart franchise. But after I read this I had to order one, and darned if it doesn’t actually make tasks like folding accordions a breeze. (And I didn’t really enjoy folding accordions.) Thanks, Elissa!

By Elissa - 27 October 2012 Reply

Shannon –

My pleasure. ๐Ÿ™‚

The thing provokes a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde response in me – I hate you! I love you! You are awesome and you suck!


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