Thursday 19 March 2009


Tell me if you've seen this one before.
Here's a little trick I discovered when my daughter was impatiently pestering me to make a custom sketchbook for her drawings of fairies, castles and the like. Despite years of working in the creative business, I'de always attempted to put together bound brochures and booklets by punching holes though the spine with a needle and the inserting the staples through and then pressing them closed. Not an easy thing to do unless you have fairy fingers. And the result was always that the staple bind would be loose or off register. Shazam! Pester power and Mother, Invention and Necessity not necessarily in that order. Works a treat every time.

6 comments:

voxpop said...

lovely

halpin said...

Simple and effective

Bob Byrne said...

Vewwy clever.

Patrick said...

How smart!!

Ghislaine BRUNO said...

Brilliant ! Thanks for the tip

Kathrin said...

GREAT !!!!

Thanks so much for this smart and simple idea. I like to built little Notebooks and the cover are Postcards. Old ones from the Fleamarket or new ones, already written to someone from his vacation. And now I don't need to cut them in a smaler size, just use your idea et VoilĂ  !

Thanks and happy Greets from Switzerland, Kathrin