Wednesday, 23 June 2010
A Quick Update on Lizzie's World ...
- I also have another custom order, which is still at the design and materials stage. My friend came to lunch a couple of weeks ago. We were discussing my shop and I told her about some of the things I had made. I mentioned the custom order last November, for a planner/diary/notebook, which I so enjoyed making. She said "I wish you'd make me a diary too!" and from that sprang a Plan and an agreement that I would design her a special diary/planner of her own. She'd like it to be black, with some bright fuchsia pink decoration inside.
I have some notes and sketches and am trying to locate a piece of black grosgrain silk fabric to make the covers. I've got some other materials for it now - papers, leather and silk in bright pinks, cotton thread, also some rather good black paper with an embossed design; but I mentioned my silk idea and she was charmed by it, so I'm trying to get the silk first.
I still need to price it up for her, but she's patient, so I hope she will hang on a week or two longer. Once the two Wedding books are done, I can start designing the layout of the diary (which is more complicated than you might imagine, as it must be bound in sections and all the pages have to be placed carefully so that, when each sheet of paper is folded, the correct diary pages face each other!).
Keep your fingers crossed that no disasters crop up, to stop me getting on with my work!
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- I spent yesterday afternoon in the garden, with my camera. I was taking photos for a Special Blog Post, which I hope to publish on Friday or Saturday. So keep an eye open for this!
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Meanwhile, I anticipate that life will continue to be busy, busy, busy... it always seems to get extra-busy in June and July, then I hope for a quiet few weeks in August, while we have our holiday.
Good night all Friends! Normal Service will be resumed asap.