I'm joining in with What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, at Julia's blog. We each post about what is going on in our workspace and link up on Julia's post, then take a little tour to see one another's projects (and maybe marvel at how very tidy someone's desk is - or perhaps be comforted that others are just as messy as ourselves... )
This week, there are several things happening all at once, in my work area. It's a bit chaotic actually, but I hope to bring some order tomorrow.
First of all there is this:
It's a notebook for a customer order. All ready to be packaged up and posted - all the way to USA!
This owl notebook seems to be very popular. I've sold several recently, which is fun. I love the paper that is inside the cover and which has the owl on, that you can see through the little window. There are also deer, badgers, foxes, rabbits... it's lovely.
Then there are these:
A couple of birthday cards. The design is fun - I got the idea from Paula Pink, who I follow on Facebook.
It's a nice way to add interest to a card. You cut a corner (at 2cm or 3/4"), then the opposite corner (but 2cm further in), then crease the joins and fold it inside - like you can see below. Then you embellish the bits that show on the front. The cut-away part is also great for stamping a message, that you can see at the front also.
This is the inside of the first card... I used some glitter-glue to give the top "Happy Birthday" a bit of sparkle.
And this one is a bit different - I cut the same corner, at 2cm and 4cm, then folded it down, over the decorated front. I'll stick that plain bit to the front, so it makes a sort of frame. I think this will work out very nice.
I'm planning leather notebooks. James finishes school in about four weeks' time and we want to give his teachers something really nice, to show appreciation for all the hard work and patience they have put into the "A" Level courses.
Thing is, there are six subject teachers from this year, plus a form tutor, also James' music teacher... and we might give gifts to last year's subject teachers too, which would make another three (I think!).
This could be a bit of a Project - not to mention making a very serious dent in my leather supplies! I think I'll have to re-think the leather notebooks for all teachers - I can make very lovely books with paper and fabric covers!
Anyway, thank you for coming to see what I'm up to. As I said, it's a bit crazy, but I hope to have some completed projects to show soon. I'll be in my studio and the bindery tomorrow, working on the African Photo Album project that I posted about last week, then starting on the leather notebooks above. So hopefully there will be something finished to show soon!
Now you've reached the end, do hop over to Julia's Blog, to see the other WOYWW posts for this week.