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Just took a break to sew up a text block.  Guess…

Wow, you’ve gotten pretty fast at that. I’m still super slow with them.

My secret?  Practice, practice, practice!  (I’ve been making a lot of journals lately.)  Also, I found a faster stitch.  ^_~ 

But, yeah, I have a much easier time with case bindings, because the thread is MUCH smaller and thus easier for me to handle.  Coptic stitch used to take me FOREVER.

That reminds me.  The cover is dry and the case block is dry and I should cut my end pages down and actually put the book together, shouldn’t I?  ^_~

Just took a break to sew up a text block.  Guess I’m making a journal later. ;D

(Trying to time these things, too, and it took me somewhere under an hour to fold and sew the actual text block, but I don’t know when I started, so that’s a rough estimate.  :P)

BUT NOW BACK TO WORKING.

So, in honor of the fact that another of the journals on my Etsy page sold (YAY!!  :D), here are some pictures of the first of the set of 11 journals that my therapist commissioned from me.  ^_^  This one is 160 pages instead of the usual 128, lined, and I printed and appliqued her logo onto the front.

(Sorry this one’s not for sale, but there are others available in my shop that are! ^_^)

eirenical:

I was a bookcloth making MACHINE today.  😀  I made like… 10 different pieces of bookcloth.  I also printed a bunch of lined paper.  Because I basically got a request for a custom order for 11 journals.  Which is AWESOME.  ^_^

And the person who is buying them (my therapist, ironically ;D) said that she often gets people asking where she gets her journals and she’d be happy to send them my way when they ask and then asked if I had business cards for my store that she could give out and I realized… I don’t.  O_o;;;  So last night (with design help from the ever amazing Ve @thecoffeetragedy) I made up business cards and ordered them! 

So, basically I’m feeling all official and entrepreneurial and it’s all very exciting.  ^________^

Hope you’ve all been well, too!

…just realized it might be helpful if I actually attached the pictures of the cards, wouldn’t it?  ;D

Pictures behind the cut:

Front:

Back:

And the logo on the back is the one I actually made for my store.  ^_^

I was a bookcloth making MACHINE today.  😀  I made like… 10 different pieces of bookcloth.  I also printed a bunch of lined paper.  Because I basically got a request for a custom order for 11 journals.  Which is AWESOME.  ^_^

And the person who is buying them (my therapist, ironically ;D) said that she often gets people asking where she gets her journals and she’d be happy to send them my way when they ask and then asked if I had business cards for my store that she could give out and I realized… I don’t.  O_o;;;  So last night (with design help from the ever amazing Ve @thecoffeetragedy) I made up business cards and ordered them! 

So, basically I’m feeling all official and entrepreneurial and it’s all very exciting.  ^________^

Hope you’ve all been well, too!

irenicalarts:

Hand-bound case bound journal, currently available in my Etsy Shop, Irenical Arts.

Listing can be found here.

This journal is ~6.25 x 4.5 inches, made with high quality (64 lb. / 104 g/sq.m.), unlined, drawing paper (128 sheets) and light-weight bookboard for the covers. It is covered in a quarter cloth style with a black, white, and red splatter print fine paper and handmade 100% cotton bookcloth in tan and brown polka dot with a red ribbon bookmark. These rich colors are sure to inspire creativity!

This journal is hand-bound in a case binding technique with thread and PVA glue.

Whether you choose to use it as a journal, a sketchbook, a scrapbook, or you come up with another use entirely, I hope this journal will be an inspiration to you and a suitable place to keep your deepest thoughts, fondest memories, and creative endeavors!

6 1/4″ long x 4 1/2″
wide x 1/2″ thick; quarter cloth case binding; light-weight bookboard;
128 sheets; 64 lb. (104 g/sq.m.) charcoal paper; inner covers of canvas
texture 65# cardstock; cover of hand made 100% cotton bookcloth and fine
paper with ribbon bookmark; hand-sewn; bound by hand

Also still available: Pink Blue Gold Black coptic stitch journal, Blue Gold Green Purple coptic stitch journal, and Gold Red Brown with Butterflies Case Bound Journal