Tag : handmade

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 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

I might not have been in the studio today (I'm at PBI), but I still worked at a remote worktable (the floor of my room). I introduce to you, Whac-a-Mole! PBI has a banquet on the last day and the theme for this year was Sideshow. The Whac-a-Mole immediately came to mind

Worktable Wednesday

I'm teaching a leather journal workshop in February and have almost completed my sample books. Unfortunately, I can't seem to make up my mind about what types of closures to use. I spent time today doing research on closure options and created a Pinterest board (Bookbinding Closures) of what I found. You

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

I just finished a dream custom order - five guest books for Cabot Cheese! In case you're new here, I love cheese. Seriously. I.love.cheese. I'm sure you can imagine my complete and total bliss when I was contacted by Cabot. The guest books were gifts for retiring employees. These folks had ties

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