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Monday, May 29, 2006

Thinks it has got something to do with books

This is Sebastian. This is Sebastian's version of helping...

The sketch for the tote bags for the Market Days project was completed last weekend. It didn't go through too many evolutions. It was inspired by the birds they used for transportation on that old cartoon [and book series] The Littles. The hardest part was getting the bag right. Eventually, a wicker basket popped in to the choices and that's what Kathy liked the best. We'll see how they come out silk-screened. I hope that they weaving lines in the basket aren't a problem.

Friday was a research and developement day which basically means I went to the art store and the paper store and had a grand time spending money. I picked out an excellent paper for my new deluxe line of journals. I also found some really nifty miniature file folders. Saturday was a goof around day because, hey, it was a three day weekend. Sunday though, I worked all day on the deluxe journal. I perfected the elastic band closure and I also augmented the mini-folder I just picked up into an expanding file which is glued into the back of the journal. Pictures should be available soon.

There's new packaging in the works for my envelopes. My roommate Kathy, the beauty and the brains behind 16 Sparrows, has been using Clear Bags for her products since last summer. It's astounding how professional something looks when it's incased in mylar. I'm also really tired of typing out all the websites and copyrights on slips of paper to wrap everything around in.


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