So, I just added a new print to my Etsy shop, and it's a piece of Doctor Who fan-art. You should go check it out and get one for yourself or that special Whovian in your life. All prints are signed by me and shipped in a clear protective sleeve. Please say you'll buy one, I'll cherish you forever Dear Reader! If you didn't catch the link above, you can find it here.
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!
Looks yummy doesn't it? I think so..head below the break to see more!
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!
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!
As some of you may know, my dear Maverick is on deployment, and what better way to cheer up your man while he's away, then with home made cookies! I've always been told the way to a man's heart, and just one way to get to Maverick's, is with making him delicious food.. So, with that I've made cookies, and heres how I've made the best mint chocolate chip cookies ever!
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!
So, if any of your Dear Readers remember, awhile back I mentioned that Maverick gave me some much needed inspiration, and finally that fruit of inspiration has come to grow and blossom. And the result can be seen on my Flickr. So, go check them out and let me know what you think! And just to wet your appetite, here be one of them..now off with you, go to my Flickr to see the rest!
So now that my dear Maverick has been deployed, there's much time to think of awesome things to craft to send in care packages. And I'm not talking about like a 5yr old did it type things..maybe take the ideas but I need to make it nice..a notch above one might say. So far I've done a quote on a pillowcase, and I have some other ideas rattling about my brain, but I'm open to suggestions. Some cute, some romantic..just all around awesome ideas. Oh! And ideas for baked goods I can send in the mail..you know cookies and stuff for Maverick..and maybe some he can share with the unit to make them all happy and remind them that someone is thinking about them back home. Got ideas? Post 'em here or feel free to use my Contact page to send 'em direct to me. Can't wait to see what you my Dear Readers come up with!
Ps. Did I mention I miss him like crazy and need time to go faster so he can come home? And that I'm so proud of him for being one of the few to feel such a compelling need to serve and protect the rest of us? Maverick, if you're reading this, you are my hero mi amour!
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