I’m keeping busy with several projects:
This is part of a larger clean-up I promised myself I’d tackle as soon as the weather got too hot to play outside. I’ve gotten into the bad habit of putting my books “almost away” – that is, I’ll put them on top of the other books in their shelf, or on a nearby shelf, or on the tables near the bookshelves, or on some other table in the house, or on the floor beside my bed. The upshot is that I have to search all my random books to find the one I want.
I finally got the shelves straightened out (where did all these history books come from? Can I really allot Terry Pratchett two shelves all to himself? How can I still have costume books hanging around? Where can I unload all these loved-it-then-loath-it-now books?) and one of the spaces held all my miniature book stuff: MBS newsletters, yearbooks, competition catalogs, conclave keepsakes, Microbibliophile back issues, and all the miniature books that have somehow accumulated. I bought a few miniature books before I started making them, but after I got going, I had more fun making them myself than collecting those of other people.
So now they’re all in their own little bookcase, and the pamphlets all have their own space on the real bookshelves.
Incomplete chained alchemy bookshelf. The rod that holds the chain ends goes on top of the thing, and the whole thing gets distressed and varnished. I’m pretty happy with the columns, if I do say so. The smaller books go on the upper shelf, and the big one goes on the under. Behind that is:
A new explorer’s trunk! Up on the website tomorrow or the next day.