Project no: 758?

Just when I thought I had too many things in the making at once I got some great news and now I have some more. Can I please have more hours in my days? I’ll pay back as soon as summer’s here.

Spring

packed thong binding 
handmade paper, reindeer vellum, paper, board, two shades of linen thread
20,7×15,2×3,4cm (8.1″x6″x1.3″), 112 heavy white pages

It’s been ages since I’ve last made books that weren’t coptic bindings. Last autumn I made the gocco printed notebooks and this winter it was time to make something entirely different for a change and so his other lover was born. Both were projects I truly enjoyed and they were a breath of fresh air on a time that really hasn’t been all that creative. Now I’ve decided to mix things up a bit a bring more variety to my craft projects. It’s definitely beginning to be the season for wedding guestbooks etc., so I’m making a stack of books in light but natural shades with a bit more romance* than my usual work. There will be coptic bound books as well, I doubt I’ll ever give up my favourite style, don’t you worry.

The feeling of having spring just around the corner (hey, we still have plenty of snow up here!!) has definitely cheered up my spirits and inspired me to make art happen. Bit by bit. I wish I had fresh flowers in my home.

*Please remind me to tell you a story about a very special ring some day soon! It’s not what you think, but it has made me overly emotional today nonetheless.

Stitching

Something I started when I was visiting V and my hands could no longer stay idle. I hardly ever do embroidery, but I guess that’s just the reason why I enjoyed doing this so much. Change is good. I finished the necklace last night. 

I don’t really like posting photos of myself, but you did want to see the glasses, so I made an exception. The wrinkles around my eyes are not a sign of me getting old, I hope, I just smile too much. Even when it hurts. I just spent the weekend puking my guts out thanks to a stomach flu, but still I feel like life is good for a change.

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