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December 28, 2007

Post holiday musings…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 11:59 am

Good morning readers.

I am back from my travels and holiday merriment making. I am looking forward to the start of a New Year and all the possibilities that it brings. I have been dilligently working on my “goals” list and will share them with you on the 1st.

For all you local readers, I have updated my class schedule with my upcoming classes for Winter 2008.

For everyone else, I have a few new bookbinding tutorials in the works and I am planning on updating a few of the older ones. Stay tuned.

While on my break from school I have a few projects that I’d like to work on. Cleaning the house is the biggest one and another is making a bag similar to the one that was worn by Jennifer Garner in the movie Catch and Release. I have been sketching out plans and am thinking about making one out of heavy canvas with leather trim instead of full leather like the one in the movie. I’m hoping my Craigslist find old heavy duty sewing machine can handle the canvas. We’ll see.

While we are on the subject of bags…remember those two Crumpler bags that I got the good deal on? I didn’t mention it before but I got them for $15 dollars each. I think someone made a mistake when pricing them because the price went up the next day. They made good on the sale though. I was worried the company might cancel my order but they didn’t. Because of it I will def. buy stuff from them in the future. It was one of those “being at the right place at the right time” moments. I have to say though, that even at the higher $30 price they were a great deal and I noticed today that they have no more available. I hope some of you readers got yourself one of those deals before they were gone.

Before I go, I’ll show you a little collaboration between my Mom and myself. She painted the cover and I bound it. The covers are canvas boards and the spine is paper made with that cool painted brown paper technique.

Mom's painted book

I hope everyone has a great day.

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2 Comments »

  1. what a lovely book!!!

    Hope the holidays were and are good for you…
    what IS that “cool, brown paper painted technique”?

    thanks!

    Comment by jacky brown — December 29, 2007 @ 6:58 am
  2. Jacky,

    I just realized that I never answered your question about the painted brown paper technique. I’ll write it up in the next few days and post it for you.

    Sorry about that!

    Comment by jackie — January 4, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

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