Friday, April 13, 2007
In early March, we were overjoyed at getting our first sizable order—well, overjoyed and a bit scared. Amy Powers at Inspireco ordered Scrap Journals, Ephemera Photo Albums and Take Cover journals: all are one of a kind, made entirely by hand and incorporate real vintage ephemera. Needless to say, all are a bit labor intensive and, of course, we like to make each and every one as special as we can. So, now came the task of putting together such a large order and delivering it within our deadline.
Pulling together the raw materials was first, followed by mapping out everything that had to be done to complete them. It also required some outside help.
My mom graciously offered her services for the assembly work, as did Sharon’s sister-in law, Kim. That went a long way toward moving things forward. They seemed to have tons of fun and having them work with us lent a festive atmosphere to our workshop. It was like kindergarten all over again with the scissors, glue and all types of great paper. What’s not to love?
In the end, we got the order done on time, had a blast doing it and were very proud of what we made. In designing the books we kept in mind what would be appropriate for Inspireco and Amy was very happy with them. She could not have been more delightful to work with and we are thrilled to have our wares available on her wonderful website.