It's been awhile since I've posted, eh? Sorry about that Dear Reader! I lead a busy life, what can I say? And considering such, I'm sure you're curious to know what I've been up to, eh? Yes? Well then, keep reading....
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!
No. Not really. But yes! Found something called Pantone Wedding. Looks like it's chip sets so you can match everything. How did I not know about this before? At any rate, I will be design nerding out and getting me a set or two or three.. Gawd I love Pantone. Also, before I loose my head and forget completely, here's the wonderful link! Enjoy!
"Where have you been?" I can hear all of you saying, or at least I hope someone is, cause I certainly hope *someone* out there is following this crazy mixed up, (sometimes) abandoned for months on end blog of mine. Sooooo, I'll tell you. Or at least the highlights..so follow me!
I think a lot. I guess that's what happens when you run a copy department on your own and have a lot of time with your thoughts and jobs to finish for clients. But I'm always thinking and dreaming of the same thing. Maverick. My Maverick. Only a little over a week till I see him again, and I can't wait for that moment when he walks into the airport off that plane, and I can finally see him again. He'll only be here for a short while, but we're going to spend every moment together.
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!
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