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Pages in The Book of Craig

This is the last post in my series documenting The Book of Craig: A Creative Festschrift, a book I recently completed commemorating the decade that Craig Nutt worked as Director of Programs at CERF+. The project was three months in the making and includes contributions from over 40 people. If you haven't yet read

The Book of Craig

In my last post, you saw the page that I created for The Book of Craig: A Creative Festschrift (yep, that's the name). Now I can show you the finished book.Before I do that, here are some book-related numbers:Total pages: 40Thread length used: 10 yardsBinding time: 296 minutes (4.93 hours)Total production

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a custom project for an expectant mother. A couple of weeks ago, I bound this photo album for her and she wanted some hand-stamped images included on the pages. I cut out pieces of brightly-colored cardstock and used my own hand-carved stamps to decorate them. The paper

Worktable Wednesday

Today I completed a custom order for a photographer - it was the hardest project I've ever worked on. It involved cold mounting 12" x 12" photos by hand onto card stock. Alignment was hard and I accidentally mounted a couple of pictures upside down (do-over). By the way, the

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a custom photo album. I used a lovely Japanese blue ribbed bookcloth with a handmade paper with larkspur inclusions. I usually pair this paper with a purple linen bookcloth, but the blue material was a lovely choice and it added a wonderful texture to the album. I love

Worktable Wednesday

Today I completed a custom wedding guest book that I started last week. I never bound one of my guest books using 1.5" ribbon - I usually use a 1/4" ribbon. I was concerned that the thicker ribbon would overwhelm the design, but I was pleased to be proven wrong. I love the

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a custom order that came through Etsy - it's the first time that one of my handmade books is going to the Netherlands! The custom photo album tweaks the page paper of the Sea Green Floral photo album. Instead of white paper with flecks, this album includes

Worktable Wednesday

Custom order day! As I mentioned in this post, some customers brought me a pair of their chopsticks to incorporate into my Purple Plum Blossom journal. They're really beautiful.    They look great with the cover paper - they pick up on the green in the leaves. All packed up and ready

Worktable Wednesday

Yeah, it snowed today. Even though I was planning a full day in the studio, I was resentful of the snow for trapping me in the house. The beautiful, beautiful snow. Did I mention that I like snow? It was really nice to get back to my "usual" work after four weeks

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