Author: Just Terrific

{7.7.14} A Custom Handpainted Life Preserver? Sure, I Can Do That!

My friends know how passionate I am about living a creative life. They also know that I love projects! And since living a creative life is my full-time job, I’m always happy to tackle new projects, even if they are

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{6.30.14} A Glittered Guestbook for Two Good Friends’ Glorious Wedding

Having one of your best friends (or in this case, two of my best friends) get married is so exciting. Seeing two good friends who love each other and who are dedicated to being together for the rest of their

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{6.16.14} Rochester Yelp Elite’s Get Schooled on Bookbinding!

Last week I had the pleasure of taking part in a Yelp Elite event at the Rochester Brainery. Yelp Rochester holds once monthly private events for their “Elite” users in the area – users who are active in the community,

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{4.8.14} Reflections on a Bookish Weekend

What a fantastic weekend at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair! Saturday and Sunday was spent at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo sharing my miniature book necklaces with hundreds of fellow book-lovers and makers. This all-book related show

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{3.28.14} A 6×6 Crafting Party!

This past week, my friends and I got together to craft up some canvases for RoCo’s 6×6 exhibit. For those of you who don’t know what 6×6 is, it’s a local art exhibition where anyone can submit art pieces sized

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{3.10.14} A Very Unusual Book Repair

I like to think I’ve worked on some unique books before, but certainly nothing like this one. A beautiful book from the mid-1800’s, “Gem of the Season” was filled with amazing illustrations and interesting poetry. There was even a stunning

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{3.3.14} A New Way to Keep Coupons

When a friend asked me to make a coupon book for her, I knew I was in for a fun project. She wanted pockets and a notepad to keep store coupons and to keep lists. Since I had never made

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{2.27.14} Bookbinding for Fun at the Rochester Brainery

Last night, I taught a hands-on workshop at the Rochester Brainery about non-adhesive bindings. I spent just over two hours with 15 students. We started by looking through some photos of both pamphlet stitch books and coptic or chain stitched

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{2.25.14} Photo Album Revamp

I love repairing and restoring books of all kinds, because it allows the book to continue its life and purpose – to be a book! It’s really a part of history, and in the case of this book repair, my

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{2.14.14} My Valentine to You

It’s Valentine’s Day, and I can’t help remembering way back to elementary school and decorating paper bags to hang in front of your desk for valentines from your classmates. Anyone else remember doing this? I would always love getting the

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