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Book Binding

10 Apr

Wow! We are four months into the year! Where is time going? Any way, a post is long overdue and I am sorry for the lapse in writing. I have been busy catching up on some fun reading (26 books since January 1st).

However on to the show. I am sure most of you are aware that I have a deep love of books: reading them, buying them, touching them, making them, restoring them… So I am sure it doesn’t come as a surprise that I would choose to write about them.

I came across this video HERE and loved it. It inspired me to try to write, print, and bind my own book: something which I hope to do over the span of this year. The catch is, I want to do it in miniature. With that in mind I recently purchased this:

When I opened the package they all fell out. So I had the pleasure of spending a week making it look pretty again.

When I opened the package they all fell out. So I had the pleasure of spending a week making it look pretty again.

Sorry for the picture quality, the lighting in my apartment is lacking. But you can see just how tiny each letter is. Now imagine what the commas and periods look like...

Sorry for the picture quality (and please forgive the peeling nail polish), the lighting in my apartment is lacking. But you can see just how tiny each letter is. Now imagine what the commas and periods look like…

It is 8pt. Which means it is SUPER TINY! You don’t really get a good feeling for how small a font is until you have it sitting in your hand.

So now that I have the typeface, I am working on the story. I am thinking children’s book or fairy tale as I have many friends who are currently pregnant or have small children so it would be fun to make something personal that I coul gift to them. How awesome would it be to give that as a gift? Or maybe a star book type thing… I don’t know. I am still brainstorming! Leave some ideas in the comments if you’d like.

Thankfully I have Whitney to help me! She has lovingly agreed to help me in my endeavors 🙂 Check out her website, she is a pretty amazing print maker! And I am looking into taking some credit courses toward bookbinding.

I guess for today that is all I have for you. Hopefully I will get back into the habit of posting on a regular schedule! Until next time!

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