Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Next Big Project

I tend to go from one big crafty project to another. Currently the project is a Christmas present for my sister Brynne. I am making her a set of journals (yes, making- I took a bookbinding class). This is my sketch of what they will look like when they are finished:

Four journals and one box case that they all fit in. I know it might not sound like such a big project, but to put it in perspective, ONE of these journals takes about 8 hours. And since I will have to make up how to make the case as I go along...well, just trust me.
So far I have done a rough cut of all four textblocks. I will post photos of the whole process when 1. I am closer to being finished and 2. I feel like moving the pictures on my camera onto the computer.
The cover papers are actually lovely colorful things, I just like to sketch in ballpoint pen for some reason.
After I finish this, I can start thinking about everybody else's Christmas presents!

Friday, December 12, 2008

My First Post

Well, I don't really know how to use this site yet, but I'm a believer in the browse 'til you figure it out school of computers. Its always worked for me so far. Why am I entering the world of blogging? Good question. I already keep a journal, have a Facebook account.... But I guess there is still a void. Plus, my good friend Aly (see my bloglist) asked me to get one and I just can't say no to a pregnant woman. Also, I want a place to showcase all of my craftiest endeavors. So here it goes!