Monday, August 04, 2008

Catching up

I've been busy again and neglecting my blog a bit, oops. So I should try to fill in the gap by showing some of the things I've been doing. I tried a few new things and finally used a bit of my Suminagashi paper that I made back in May. This is a limp leather book, but unlike most of the leather books I make, this one has no visible stitching. The textblock is sewn on tapes and it is backed and "cased in" similar to if it had an actual case...if that makes sense.

I had a couple recent orders for custom albums. This one is for a wedding and it's quite big, about 16" wide. I used Dupioni silk on the covers.

Then there was this half dozen documents that I bound for a local design company - the document was a response to a big rfp and I think they got the deal, yay!

This was a double experiment. I played around with the basic longstitch here, and then tried a different strap closure as well.

Then a few more journals and sketchbooks...some for the shop and some by request...

Phew. That's all for now!


Carol said...

Phew! That's a lot of work you've done and looks great. Now I'm neglecting my blog and have nothing to show for the time unless I count going to work...

Anonymous said...

Wow you have been busy. The leather I bought from Jackie arrived today so I am going to make my first leather book later. Inspired by all your wonderful bindings I can't wait to try, I think I'll go for longstitch first.

BTW I have given your excellent blog an award ;) as I found out I could give this to someone who has had it before. You and Kiley were my first choices last time.

Best wishes

Billie said...

hi, rhonda. wow! what a great bunch of books you have created. they are always so beautiful.

thanks for your comment on my blog. the notification went into the junk mail folder, and i just found it today. i appreciate your visit and comment on "the problem with artists."


Anonymous said...

You have been busy!I like the limp leather book (great name!) and the album is gorgeous.

MyHandboundBooks said...

thanks carol, billie, jennifer, and diane!

TJBookarts said...

I haven't posted much on my blog either and, like Caol, don't have much to show for it. I can't even say that my studio is in order even though I've been pushing stuff around for over a week.
Your books look great. Love the album and the pink paper in one of the journals.


MyHandboundBooks said...

thanks Jackie :)
haha, my studio is never in order!