I’ve been at home, ill, for over a week now and cabin fever has well and truly set in. I’ve done a lot of knitting and crocheting, but I really miss being outside. Spending too much time on my feet is still exhausting me though, so yesterday I ventured down to my studio to try and get something done (with the bonus that I could enjoy the view of my garden at the same time).
First task of the day was to finish up some half-finished work I’d abandoned on my desk a couple of weeks ago. I normally try to keep a few trinket boxes in stock, just waiting for their lids (which are finished to order) and these are now ready and waiting for orders.
Next up was a small experiment, which I’ll return to later this month I think…
Finally I made another step towards decluttering. When I visited Indonesia two years ago I came back with all sorts of stuff, including a load of Japanese calligraphy paper.
I’ve used a few packs of it, but there were still four lurking in a bag. Hmmm…what to do with them? The paper is lovely, but quite thin, so I wanted to case it in nice covers, but not in my usual way.
So I went for a non-sewn binding technique: basically tying the paper into a hard cover. I thought this would be quite practical as it means, once the notebook is full, the pages can be slid out and new pages inserted.
I’ll be adding these to my Etsy shop later this week, along with some other new books that I completely forgot to list! More from me again soon, I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of bookbinding after a bit of an extended break from it, and I might as well make the most of the time I’m having off sick!