Sunday, January 13, 2013

Work In Progress

Here's what my kitchen is looking like at the moment, as I count down the last 48 hours of the Sketchbook Project (books are to be postmarked January 15th):

Kitchen counter and stove top
In front of the microwave
Kitchen table top
And here's what happens when the kittens try to help! As you can see, it's hard to use the paper cutter when there's a cat lying on top of it!

Everything was going smoothly until I realized the finished book was going to be too big for the required size of 5 x 7 inches.  Luckily, we're allowed a 1 inch spine, so instead of one signature, I'll need to do two and add a 3/4 inch spine.  Which wouldn't be a big deal except that now I just need to take a few pages apart as several of my spreads are a double page, which kind of throws things off now that I need to bind the book a different way.  No worries, bookbinding skills learned from such masters as Diana Trout, Tracy Moore and Mary Ann Moss should get me through this!  It's just going to take a little more time than I was expecting.  Luckily, it's a very rainy Sunday out there and I had no plans other than to be working on getting my book finished, so it's all good!