here's my lovely new-to-me cast iron book press. and it's already in use! i put together several signatures of thick papers to use in my second flexible binding. i thought i should try to recreate my book from bookbinding class while i still have access to the tools at columbia. i'm going to try to do the whole book with the tools i have at home, but will be able to take it into columbia if it turns out i do need their equipment.
yesterday i headed out to the diy craft show in wicker park. i was able to get most of my holiday shopping done! it was hard not to buy things for myself. i had my list in hand to keep me focused. this week i will have to wrap things up and send them to the east coast. i'm happy that i was able to support local artists this year.