It’s my birthday today! I love waking up to candle light, blowing them out, and making a wish. And I love getting presents, and calls, and congratulations from everyone. I dug out this photo from a stash of discarded pictures – sorry to family members who look way out of phase. This was taken probably on my 13th birthday at a quarter to six in the morning.
Like last year I want to spread my joy with a give-away. All you have to do to earn yourself a chance to to win, is to leave me a comment to this post: Wish me something for the next year. I will read all your wishes on Sunday evening and will reward the one that I enjoyed reading most.
Yesterday evening I finally pulled the first copy of the second edition of my Coptic headband instructions out of the press. (Which now can be ordered again.) This is an improved edition – much more so than I had anticipated. I started to revamp the layout, but then all the little details that I didn’t like anymore had to be changed, too. So I added 14 more photos, made new and exchanged almost half of the existing ones, and post-processed all of them again. I also reformulated some of the instructions and found a bunch of minor mistakes. At the end you now find also an additional instruction for an alternative start of the traditional headband.
I might make it a “deluxe edition” with addition 3 mini books with their 6 edges decorated with the 6 headbands as a visual reference. – But these mini journals are not yet finished, so no promises! (Monster book has to be finished first.)
Because I was not sure, that I would finish this instructional book on time, I also held back a blank journal as a possible present. So maybe you could also win this prototype for my latest idea of how to combine an open spine construction with a case-bound book. The spine is cut open to reveal the sewing on the tapes for which I chose a blood-red silk tape which are also visible on the covers.
The book closes with magnets in these black fabric parts. It are the tapes which make the covers non-symmetric (and thus let you distinguish the front from the back).
288 pages from a creme white sketching paper; machine made headbands.