I'm late this week - it's Thursday lunchtime already!! Busy, busy... but I did want to join in and I hope you will all forgive me!
Well, last week I posted about a broken car windscreen, which I'm happy to report was repaired by Thursday evening, so I could go out to our regular Craft Club at the local sewing and quilting shop. I took along my in-progress bookbinding project, that I had posted about last week:
It's now completed and you can see it on my desk this morning:
A bit of a messy workspace today...
So, in the middle is my bookbinding project. It's actually for ME, just for a change. I made myself a sketchbook, using one of my favourite cover papers (I do love peacock feathers) and a piece of favourite silk for the edging of the covers.
A couple of detail shots, for anyone who's interested:
Front Cover (pen is just for size reference!)
Binding - I used a hybrid Coptic/French Stitch binding, to make it pretty. Stitched in deep turquoise linen thread.
Don't know if you can see... the pages are a mixture of cartridge drawing paper (l/h side) and mid-weight watercolour paper (on the right), so I can scribble away, but also add some colour if I wish.
Of course, being for myself, I didn't need to make it 100% perfect. So, I took the opportunity to use some paper that had been mis-folded when working on a previous commission project. I don't mind the crease-lines down the edges of a few pages, but I wouldn't want to sell a book that was like this!
And just to return to the Desk...
To the left is a pile of prints, which are drying out. I wrote about how these came into existence in This Post!
To the right there are some greetings cards, with designs from Russian/Soviet matchbox art. In a previous post, I showed a notebook that I had made with a Zebra card...
... I now plan to make a set of these notebooks, as the Zebra looked really good.
As for the rest of the table... well, it's just clutter. But it wouldn't be an authentic Lizzie Desk, if there was no mess!
Anyway, this is my contribution for this week. I hope you'll come back and visit again soon. Meanwhile, once you've finished browsing around on my blog, do return to Julia's Stamping Ground, to see what's going on elsewhere this week.
Thanks for Reading!