Any real bookbinders should not look too closely at the binding because I totally winged it.
Inside front cover, some ideas for embellishment:
We're big fans of the car game of "If you were a _________, what would you be?" So I made a grid of the three participants on the trip, some starters (time of day, color, animal, season, mountain vs. ocean, etc.) and left some blank space too:
"How many times did you stop for someone to pee?" and "How much did Nana spend on gas? Keep track of each time and then add it up here." Questions on this page:
The back cover:Some things I found out:
- The oven at low temp can help dry out tacky pages of acrylic paint, but doesn't help dry gel medium.
- Gel medium is tacky forever. A little cornstarch rubbed on the affected areas helped smooth things out a bit.
- Drilling the holes for the binding made me almost hyperventilate a few times.
Could there be a summer post without a special dessert?
This apricot tart (OK, so it's baked in a pie plate because I have no tart pan) was baked in honor of Baby Alice (almost 2), who came to visit with her parents and charmed us with her tiny voice and many words. The tart above was not nearly as yummy as Alice herself.