Friday, October 31, 2008
Himself made a large and sporty one, of course:
And I made my little one:
And someone took the bowl that the candy was in (we were out) :( but it was a beat-up old metal mixing bowl, so no great loss.
Anyhow, happy halloween, all!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The lighting's terrible in these shots (the black background really absorbs light -- must go back to my shiny wood floor), but it's a slightly textured silver metallic paper on the left, and a smooth and very shiny gold paper on the right.
The insides were fun to choose (I love matching things, especially since it often entails seeing which of my small pieces of scrap will fit!)...
The silver book has a lovely swirly-textured ever-so-slightly-lilac silver feathery-looking paper, and the gold book has a faux-leather black cardstock that just seemed to suit it.
I'll be at the Book Fair at the Museum of Printing History on November 8, and both of these should be available then.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
(Little, in this instance, means 2 3/4" by 2".)
This little one is the longstitch-and-linkstitch concept used over a nice twotoned heavy handmade paper. I wish I knew how the twotoning works -- it's red on one side and purple on the other. We tried both directions, but it works best with the red out.
And here's my other, a very simple little blue-covered coptic blank book:
Hope you like them!
Here is the view from my balcony before the storm:
With my lovely kitchen garden with happy basil:
And the same after the storm -- yard not too happy (or extant):
And very wet basil:
Entertainingly, the basil actually liked the storm -- it grew about 3 inches in one day!
We didn't have all that much damage. A messy yard:
A leaky window:(and it's hard to tell if there's water damage in a wall when it's painted dark green, as the discoloration won't show.)
And a leaky door and subsequent floor:
Well, we were going to paint the room and tear out the carpet anyhow... just need to majorly fix the window and minorly fix the door and stained ceiling.
These are the little flowers that saw me through the storm (a little tea rose and a Hyacinth Bean, which grows delightfully):
I was worried that they wouldn't make it, but apparently I don't water my garden enough -- all my plants are thrilled still, although now only starting to wilt again, as it hasn't rained since Ike came through.