I'm definitely on a roll.... I think it must be the Springtime! I made four more stamps today:
Now I have a boxful!
Three "Tree" Stamps - though I'm hoping to be clever with the middle one and make use of it as tree foliage, but also as a cloud!
I also made this stamp, to a design drawn by J. This is a special one for him to use with the stories he's writing. It has special significance to the stories and he's very pleased with it.
He wanted to be able to print it in three colours - red, blue and purple. We were experimenting with brush-tip markers. It doesn't look bad, but the ink doesn't print so clearly. I think we may try making this a two or even three-part stamp - one red, one blue (and maybe one purple, or else we can rely on the ink colours blending from the red & blue stamps).
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Hmm, I wonder if I'm the only person having real problems with adding photos and editing my post today? I can't select anything, so all text is centred, even if I want to left-justify it. I can't change text colours etc either. All photos get stuck at the top and have to be dragged down to where I want them. It's a bit of a pain.... Still, I will persevere and hope you'll forgive me if the post is a bit on the wobbly side (I can't even use the Preview, so will only be able to see it when it's published).
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I also received a late birthday present delivery today:
A Big Bite II
For any that don't know about these - it's made by WeRMemoryKeepers and is called a "Crop a Dile - Big Bite". It's a super-duper extra-clever hole puncher and eyelet setter, with a lovely long handle that I can push easily to make the holes for some of my books and to set eyelets. I have spent hours working away with one of three types of manual hole-making systems, or my eyelet setters. Today I set four eyelets into their holes and it took less than a minute!
The Big Bite helped me to make this:
A5 (8" x 6") Journal or Sketchbook, covered in Purple Lokta paper, with gold dragonflies.
It's decorated at the binding, with gold Angel Hair paper, bound with a tie-fixing, through those eyelets I set with my new toy!
I'm very pleased with this and it's now in my shop.
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Aside from bookbinding and stamp making, it's been a good day today. The sun has shone down all day long and it's been a beautiful day. We didn't have to go anywhere, so we stayed home and had a relaxing day. J. played with the computer, did a bit of homework (I tested him on some revision), had a Warhammer battle with his dad in the evening and jumped on his trampoline.
I did the laundry (!), cleaned the kitchen and made a book, four rubber stamps and a nice dinner.
I think we did okay!
Hope everyone else has had a good day too.
By the way, hop over to Sian's Blog and read what she has to say about Tumblr. I tried it out... it's a bit different to Blogger and I will need practice, but it might complement my blog here quite well. I'll carry on playing with it and we'll see... My Tumblr is here.