Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New look for the Fall Craft Shows

I have been hard at work creating new table coverings for my Fall shows. I found some awesome Marimekko fabric at the Crate & Barrel Outlet and combined it with some linen curtains from Ikea to create the new color scheme: linen and green.

This is my sister Lee's super Bernina sewing machine. It was a joy to work with but I must (sigh) return it to her this weekend.

A close-up of the muted tones in the Marimekko fabric. There are also some vibrant greens.

The Ikea linen curtain turned into a table covering with a border of the Marimekko fabric.

I'll have two of the linen table coverings and one of the Marimekko. I think I need to add a linen border to this and a linen table runner. This is my first sewing project since third grade! What do you think?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tax Treaty Books - Made by Moonlight Bindery

Yes, Moonlight Bindery has entered the international tax treaty field! The handsome books you see in this photo of the signing of a tax agreement between The Cayman Islands and New Zealand were bound last weekend by yours truly. The photo is by my talented photographer friend, Suzanne Behsudi.

I took loose pages and created a double fan adhesive binding. This style of binding is called for when you want the pages to lay flat and you don't have much margin to work with. Here is a great step-by-step guide from Indiana University.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Etsy back to School Voter

One on my Lego books was nominated for the Etsy Back to School Voter.  Today (Sunday, August 2nd) is the last day to vote.  Please cast your vote here:

Just click on the green Go Vote button in the storque article to vote. I really appreciate it!