Good news! Finally opened my Etsy shop! So on that note, go peruse and let me know if you have any feedback. Feedback is welcome! Thanks!
It's been quite awhile since I've written, hasn't it my darlings? Yes it has. Too long. You do forgive me don't you? It's been a busy..anyway, I'm sure you forgive me, so ONWARD!
What do you do when you're feeling professionally unfulfilled? I have no idea what to do. I absolutely love being a print designer and seeing clients faces light up with joy and excitement when something comes out the way they wanted it to. That's my job, to make people happy. To give them tactile things they can do with what they please. But then there is a downside when you know going completely freelance would be suicide. I wish I could go freelance full-time, but unfortunately, the world we live in is driven by the almighty dollar, and leaving a full-time job is just not in the cards. For now I must muster on with my current full-time job, and be satisfied with the fulfillment I get from my wonderful Maverick and friends and family. And the fulfillment that comes when I craft something in my spare time with my own two hands. I need to do more crafting. More bookbinding. I've been severely lazy in my personal hobbies division. My book cloths and supplies are sobbing, begging me to work my magic again. And I vow to pick it back up with a furry. I must. If I am to remain sane through all the impending wedding and moving plans, I must carry on my faithful stead. No more dallying about and wallowing in the dallying. FULL STEAM AHEAD!
This time, I've decided to do a double tutorial! Two in one this time..you my Dear Readers are going to learn how to make covers for your books, and how to bind it. So without any further ado, ONWARD MY FAITHFUL STEAD!
So you want to know how I'm gonna use my own fabric for the covers of my wedding planner, huh? "You need pre-made bookcloth!" I can hear some of you saying. BAH! SHUN THE NON-BELIEVER! Says I. So for you more adventurous crafty types, heres how I do it!
I've decided that none of the so called organizers they try to sell you for planning your wedding are quite my style. Most of them are glorified 3-ring binder type shindigs, and way too expensive. So in light of that revelation, seeing as I love creating things with my own hands, and I'm part bookbinder at heart, why not do it m'self? I already know what size I want the book to be, and most of the nitty gritty details, so what the heck? Super personalized and way cheaper in the long run by default. Not to mention, hand-crafted and one of a kind.
Above is a sample of the fabric I'm going to use for the covers. It's a beautiful (very) lightly ribbed, dark blue satin. I used it for a book I made during university awhile back, and just had to buy extra when I found this particular fabric. Boy am I glad I did. So pretty and luxurious. Waiting for my camera batteries to charge before I start. I want to be able to document everything for you Dear Reader. And maybe with any luck, this will inspire someone here to follow my lead and make their own one of a kind organizer. Wish me luck!
Jeez, it's been forever hasn't it? As Big Mac would declare, "Eeyup". I blame my lack of blogging on new stuff going on in my life. Keeping up with a military boyfriend, my job, my soon coming second job and my social life is setting my head on a Tilt-o-Whirl speed. Yikes! So, to give y'all something to gander while I work on things to create to post here, take a gander at my Pinterest. I'm sure you'll find many things there to keep you amused, and discover different little facets of me along the way. Happy Pinning!
The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) is accepting submissions for the upcoming show The Under 40 Show. If your a local artist, within 50 miles of Woodstock that can drop off/pick up your work in person, check out the prospectus here! The deadline for submissions is October 6, so hurry yourself up and get submitting! I know I'm submitting a piece, so why don't you?
This weather is deffo putting a damper on things. Keeps raining and it's just ick outside. Gross. At least I can get some book design done in the crappy weather. I've decided to re-vamp the FiMfic I started laying out. Awhile back, I started putting the FiMfic "Past Sins" into book form, but I've never actually gotten it printed. Glad I didn't do it yet, cause I just decided I want to change the size and push some things around. So on that note, off I go!
A Unique Perspective.
A witty, snarky, fresh faced designer with a unique perspective on the world we live in.