We're finally back home. I'm still quite exhausted. I'm not a very social person and my in-laws definitely are. All went fine, but I'm really happy to be home. No matter where I go, I'd rather be home. So now you all know how boring I am! I'll try to write something that makes sense some other day. Today it's just tired ol' me.
I'm trying to remember what day it is and how to go to bed in time. Back to the basics. And back to bookbinding. This evening I folded six book blocks. Tomorrow is for designing and perhaps even some cover making. I hope to have new books here and in the shop by the end of this week.
I got so many wonderful and inspiring things in the mail today (which will be photographed tomorrow!), that I had to go and buy some fabric and paper. The fabric is lovely fair trade cotton, which hopefully will end up as pouches in my shop. My relationship with zippers is a bit difficult. Sometimes everything works out fine, sometimes I give up straight away. Maybe it's me being difficult.
Right now I have plans to make books and sew some pillows and pouches and whatever I can think of. I have also several plans considering my gocco printer, but I think I can't handle everything at once. Here are finally the results of my first gocco printing session. Both the bird and the tree are exposed on the same screen - birds were printed with black, trees with gold.