I’ve been saving this post for until I have the second part of it up and completed… However after a week of being stuck in bed w the flu, and now Tui coming down with Chicken pox I’m not sure its actually gonna happen before I run out of time in Wgtn and head back home to Melbourne. Lame. So I guess I will start by posting part 1:
A very dear friend of mine celebrated her 40th birthday recently. So I made her something rather time consuming and special. And then I decided it needed to be presented beautifully too – The whole deal. So, we have this gorgeous book binding shop I pass every time I walk home up Elizabeth street and I remembered seeing boxes through the window. Beautiful boxes. Handmade linen boxes. From Sweden.
I thought one of these would be a perfect presentation and storage box for my new piece of artwork. Happily off I went in to buy one. Problem : Bookbinders Design boxes only go up to A4, and my artwork needed similar size to A3. No, sorry they can’t custom make one – As they’re made in Sweden of course. Maybe two would do? Well yes. Only each A4 box will set you back $195. Damn. Because now I have seen these boxes of boxes, all the cardboard ones I have seen just look flimsy and tacky. Well no other option but to make my own I guess. Have I made a box like this before? Well no. Have I done any bookbinding then? Um, no again…
Well I’m pretty pleased with the end result. Not bad for a first go. …And of course I love the linen I found, and that I was able to customise it with stunning blood red inserts. I really wanna show you what it looks like with the artwork inside, but I also wanna wait in case I get the chance to put it up before I head home next week. So. I’ll just have to say stay tuned for part 2. xoxo