Sunday, November 22, 2009

Royal Bison next weekend

Royal Bison is happening next Saturday and Sunday, 10-5 on both days! Most of what I earn there will probably be spent on other vendors' stuff. This is an excellent show.

This Christmas I decided to shop local as much as possible for gifts! And then went out and bought an iTunes gift card, because some people are just difficult. But. I do have my eye on various locally-made wines and chocolates, so when this holiday is over I think I will get a B+ on the attempt.

In other news, my vines/birds "book of the moment" is now in my Etsy shop with much better pictures -- go check it out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Book of the Moment

Brought to you by Sunday afternoon, enjoy more birds with this 5x7 coptic journal. This one has some handpainted gold beads sewn along the spine. It's not on Etsy yet, but it'll be at the Royal Bison along with a whole bunch of brand new books -- I've been super busy gearing up for two big Christmas shows!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Forays into Perfect Binding

I've been experimenting with with making perfect bound books (meaning the pages are held together with glue...I don't know why it's called "perfect"). These have paper covers like you'd see in paperback book -- because sometimes a simple notebook is all you need. I saw piles of fabulous notebooks in Urban Outfitters and resolved to figure out how to make them. It's tricky when you don't have the pro cutting and binding machines that a print shop would have! And glue, cursed glue. My struggle with finding the best glue for books is ongoing and hell on my Ikea furniture.

Anyway, I eventually came up with a few samples and they're working out well! Speaking of Ikea, the covers on the frontmost book are two Ikea postcards. The books behind also have postcard covers. I'm going to make a bunch more and hopefully have them for sale at the Royal Bison this month. They'll be cheaper than my coptic books, ideal if you're just looking for something unique but simple.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book of the Moment

This one's for the exhibitionists among you. It's from the UV glitter lineup, probably the "loudest" of the bunch. It's a 5 x 7 sketchbook. Visit Etsy for more specs if you like!

Update: I will be at Orange Hall for November 7 Handmade Mafia! Remember, no cover this time!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Handmade Mafia

Saturday, November 7, Sushi will be at Handmade Mafia. Specific location TBA -- it's either Savoy or Orange Hall. And some good news: admission is now free!