Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My bookbinding mojo came back

I have been in a major slump when it came to binding books, like, more than a year, probably more than 2 or 3 years, since I've truly made a book - with thread and glue and paper and a cover.

But, I'm back in the game. And it is fun. I went through all my stuff, and found several half-finished projects. I started with those, to get my feet wet again. And then it just kept going. The excitement and fun and inspiration is coming back to me. I don't know if I should admit this, but I had everything I needed in my craft room. It has been sitting there, patiently waiting for me to come back to it.

And I really like it. I like making books. I love seeing the finished product. I like putting the colors, the papers, the fabrics together.

I do have my favorite binding technique.

This ribbon binding. I am familiar with it. I am comfortable with it. I know how to do it. Really well. And I think it looks pretty and fun. And, it makes the book open flat, which is good for journals and guest books. I use this technique for my wedding guest books.

I hope my inspiration continues. I am applying to sell at the Beehive Bazaar at Christmas. If I get accepted, I will have lots of work to do to get ready. I've wanted to do this bazaar ever since I went to it as a customer several years ago. I still try to go to it every time they hold it. I love it. Such a fun, friendly, unique, happy place. They have changed venues a few times, but most recently they hold it at the Riverwoods. It is a good venue, good location. I have to apply by Saturday, and I will know on Monday if I am accepted or not.

I also just listed my first book on Etsy. The polkadot one pictured above. Here's a link to it: Polka Dot Journal if you are interested. I will work on getting a few more books on there this week, and then we'll see how it all goes.

Here's to new adventures.

1 comment:

Kaylynn said...

I love getting a mojo. Good luck with the book binding projects and getting accepted to the bazaar. You are a creative genius!