I can't say that much happened in the studio today because I still haven't finished unpacking from my recent trip to the Focus on Book Arts conference. Since I have to unpack, I figured that now would be a good time to show you the awesome goodies I bought while I
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As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently assisted Jill Timm with her Amazing Dremel workshop for the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. In this post, I'll talk about some of the new bits I used. Before I start, I'd like to make it clear that in no way am
Two weeks ago, the Book Arts Guild of Vermont hosted Jill Timm's fabulous workshop, The Amazing Dremel. I was fortunate enough to work as Jill's assistant during those two days and I picked up lots of tips that I didn't catch when I took the class last year. If you're new
I received a letter today that contained the news that I had hoped I'd never read: As of July 25, 2010 Richard Langdell no longer operates Langdell Paper. I.am.heartbroken. I have used Langdell Paper since I started making books - it's like the paper grew up with me. I'm really feeling a profound sense
Confession time - it seems that I've become one of those paranoid people who gets freaked out over the possibility of someone breaking into their house, based on information posted online. Now I can comfortably reveal that I just returned from a 1 1/2 week vacation. I had an awesome time.
I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but whenever I go on an extended trip somewhere, I make a concerted effort to come home with paper. Note: See San Francisco and Paris. These paper trips would not be possible without the help of one thing - The Tube. The Tube has been
I recently had the most rocking paper week. It started out with a Saturday trip to Langdell Paper. I was treated to a late mud season trip, which consisted of super lumpy driving. Ah, the joys of dirt roads. Before I left the house, I did what I always do and made
I'm a control freak. I'm not afraid to admit it. When I buy bookbinding supplies, I rethink my choices repeatedly until I finally pull the trigger. And even then I'm not sure I've made the right decisions. I think it's because supplies are so expensive and as is often the case
My sneaky husband managed to pull off a surprise birthday party for me this weekend. I seriously had no idea and trust me, it is not easy to hide something from me. Among the super presents I received was something I've never heard off, let alone seen - chicken foot leather. Yes,
Every now and then, I just want to give Twitter a hug. Over the past year, I have come to really love the Twitter bookbinding community. After leaving a full-time office environment for the solitude of my studio, I found camaraderie in my Twitter friends - they became my studio mates.