Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Wednesday Worktable 4th May

I thought I would show you what is on and next to my desk just now.  I have so many projects on-the-go!

A pile of pages, boards and bookcloth pieces, for small and large photograph albums.

Pages for three books, plus a set of covers for one Japanese stab-stitch album.

Two commission projects - bookcloth pieces for a Wedding Guest book and covers and pages for a Japanese stab-stitch Wedding Album - the "Birds & Butterflies".  Also another Coptic-stitched Guest book with the "Birds & Flowers" paper on the covers. 

The current binding project - a 10-needle Coptic-stitched Guest Book, with Birds & Butterflies paper on the covers, strawberry red lining papers, stitched with red linen thread.

Currently I have 13 books at various stages of production.  Three of these are commission items, one is a gift for a friend - a New Baby photo album - the rest are stock items for my Etsy shop. 

I'm also writing course notes for a "Make a Monkey" workshop day - teaching 9-15 year-olds to make Sock Monkeys; and tomorrow I have to finish the "blurb" (and decide for definite on a title!) for a workshop day in July, teaching ladies how to make some simple books, using fabric on the covers.  I also need to make samples for the same workshop, to be displayed in the shop where the workshop will be held, a materials list to be given to students and my notes for teaching the workshop.

I think I've got enough work to be going on with... :-)


  1. I love the books Lizzie, especially the one with the big pink flowers - just beautiful :)

  2. You sure do seem to be very busy Lizzie, and as ever, your books are gorgeous! Thanks so much for your kind words on my latest news, really made my day!

  3. Lizzie, I think you have more than enough to go on with :-)

  4. That's plenty to be going on with alright! Don't be stretching yourself too thin, now :)

    The sock monkey class sounds brilliant.

  5. Well, I'm mid-way through the info sheet for the Bookbinding course - essential for publicity/bookings! I then have 2 weeks to make the samples and 10 weeks before the course (17th July), to do my planning and notes, get materials organised etc.
    Sock Monkeys is in 2 weekends' time (21st May), so I need to do the course notes and a sample Monkey or two (already have 3, which helps!).
    Still waiting to hear from customers about their items - design decisions etc. so can't do any more on those projects just now - I can fill my time anyway!! They are Wedding albums, for August weddings, so not a big panic yet.
    The remaining projects are not time-restricted, though it would be good to put some new stock in my shop some time soon!

    Thanks ladies, I'm trying to be organised, but not overdo it!

  6. Thank You Lizzie for posting my daughters Flyer, we would love to see you there but understand it is a bit of a trek.

    You are a bizzie lizzie by the look of your work table. I have been awol for a while but now I am back I look forward to seeing you work progress! love Annie xx

  7. I popped across from Sian's blog and i'm so glad i did. book binding has always fasinated me (i even have all the tools!)and your's look gorgeous.

  8. You are certainly one Busy Lizzie:)
    Alison xx

  9. I'm surprised you took time out to post a blog with all that going on. Love the look of that fabric.

  10. Thanks Akilli, but I need a break from time to time, or I'd go nuts! (or more nuts perhaps...)

  11. Golly! What a mountain of creativity. Like all the birds fluttering through ...

  12. Wow Lizzie, I don't know how you find the time for all that, those worshops sound like lots of fun, I wouldn't mind making a monkey myself if i was a bit younger ;)

  13. Oh my word what a busy girl you are going to be.


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