Doing some things differently this year and getting a lot more done because of it . . . on the first day of 2015, I used Tim Holtz’s Tag of the Month to create a book cover. I didn’t think things through fully because I wanted to complete it within a day, so when it came time to make signatures I couldn’t do what I had been hoping to do. But overall I am happy with the completed book and especially pleased with the cover.
Selecting the words to use was a meaningful activity on the first day of a new year. It would be equally as meaningful to do on a birthday, or an anniversary of an important event, or even just because it’s Tuesday. Any day is as meaningful as we choose to make it.
One of my Christmas presents was the Keith Smith book on one-, two-, and three-section sewings. I tried to use one of his patterns here but wasn’t terribly successful. The piercings don’t show up in fabric! At least not in this one. I poked all those little holes and then couldn’t find any of them. I just had to eyeball it when sewing the signatures in, which is why the spine looks a little wonky.
But I got them in and they are in the right place, aligned along the top & bottom . . . it looks right when the book is open, so I am not bothered.
The section covers are from paper placemats that Whole Foods was selling during the holiday season (pads of 20, I believe). I didn’t have any plans to use paper on my holiday table but had a feeling I might find another use for them. Sure enough I did.