Category Archives: New Publications

Holmes Books, Cleaned Up

It’s up on the website now here:

Pamphlets

Pamphlets

Books

Books

Shagreen

Shagreen

Shagreen From the Top

Shagreen From the Top

More Pamphlets

More Pamphlets

More Books

More Books

I’m so delighted with how this came out. I always thought this about fabrics: that some of them were more well-behaved than others. I’m not so sure now. There are so many things I try to get stingray to do (like go around corners) that it just won’t do. But filling in a shape? Genius. Wool will do what silk won’t, but give them their proper job to do, and nothing will do it better. I learned a lot about stingray doing this that will help me understand its potential better.

What I Made Today

Another little orrery-in-a-book:

Book Block and Central Page Insert

Book Block and Central Page Insert

Binding the Base

Binding the Base

Back (Bottom) of Book

Back (Bottom) of Book

Block to Case

Block to Case

I thought I was so clever, putting little bars to elevate the curve of the opened pages. This would turn out to be a mistake.

 

Planets Corraled by Scissors

Planets Corralled by Scissors

Beginning the Solar System

Beginning the Solar System

Solar System Base in Book

Solar System Base in Book

Almost Finished

Almost Finished

It still is a couple of bubbles off true in several directions. I’ll straighten it up when the glue dries.

 

Leather Helmets!

And here it is: Leather Helmets – the early days of football And some more pictures:

Dust Jacket

Dust Jacket

Death of the Flying Wedge

Death of the Flying Wedge

An Early Big Game

An Early Big Game

John Heisman

John Heisman

Go Pack!

Leather Helmets is almost live! Glamor pics and up on the website tomorrow!

Leather Helmets

Leather Helmets

Dust Jacket

Dust Jacket

Endpapers

Endpapers

The Forward Pass

The Forward Pass

Sports Writers

Sports Writers

I asked my husband “What is the best thing ever said about football?” and he said “It’s back.”

Welcome To Hell!

I finally got all the bugs worked out! With eleven different pieces (not counting the little shopping bag) there were lots of glitches to track down.Here we go:

 

Contents

Contents

Welcome To Hell!

Welcome To Hell!

More Contents

More Contents

Booklets and Cards

Booklets and Cards

Hellmouth Pop-up Cards

Hellmouth Pop-up Cards

This has been one of my most fun projects ever. Even though I STILL have this wretched cold, I got up and worked all day on this for a week and a half! I’ll write it up and put it on the website tomorrow. The price is going to be around $185.

Antonio’s Bones

I spent the better part of a week emailing back and forth with the guy who bought a set of Napier’s Bones from me and found some mistakes. He’s a professor at the Universidad Publica de Navarr, which is, I guess, Navarr State U. He was very patient with me, and must be a wonderful teacher, so when I send him the new improved bones, I’m going to send him a new set, too. I just finished the final touches:

Napier's Bones

Napier's Bones

Napier's Bones

Napier's Bones

Napier's Bones

Napier's Bones

The stone on top is one I found at Michael’s and bought on spec. It’s finally found a home!

Blue Moon

What do you do if you’re feeling blue and you have an extra moon lying around?

Closed

Closed

(The rubber band is just for drying purposes.)

Opening

Opening

Almost Open . . .

Almost Open . . .

Full Moon!

Full Moon!

Making something almost always cheers me up!

It’s Here!

The Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo is up on the website!

The Cover

The Cover

The Endpapers

The Endpapers

Title Page

Title Page

The Chorus

The Chorus

The Verse

The Verse

The Map

The Map

I swear, I’ve been happier working on this book than any other. I guess some projects are like that. I’ve been singing the song to anyone who’ll stand for it. You might remember this song being sung by Peter O’Toole while riding on a camel in Laurence of Arabia.

In any case, I’ve tried to make this Art Nouveau fantasy of chorus girls, champagne, chicanery, and Beaux Arts architecture. I hope you like it!

Breaking The Bank!

I just bound the first copy of “The Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”! The introductory page describes it best:

Introduction

Introduction

And here’s the book:

The Spine

The Spine

The Binding

The Binding

I’ve sunk to stealing from myself – I used this on a collection of steampunk millinery illustrations several years ago, but hardly anyone saw it.

Some Lyrics

Some Lyrics

First Page

First Page

Map of the Casino de Monte-Carlo

Map of the Casino de Monte-Carlo

There’s a fold-out map of the grounds of the casino, and a miniature version of the original sheet music is bound in. Beware of humming the music; it’s an inescapable ear-worm.

Glamor shots and up for sale tomorrow!

 

Sherlock Holmes, Again

I’m just finishing up another Sherlock Holmes Collection, this time in cherry. The green trim is basswood stained with watercolor. These take a lot of time, but I’m really enjoying making them.

The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf

Books

Books

Monographs and Pamphlets

Monographs and Pamphlets

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