1. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
    June 7, 2012 @ 1:56 am

    Aww, thank you, Jaki. That’s a sweet thing to say. Maybe it will be valuable someday and you can have a nice vacation out of it. 🙂


  2. JakiCheli
    June 6, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

    I have one of those hand bound copies and they didn’t look home made to me they looked hand made. Made more valuable because they were created from beginning to end by Kristy. 🙂


  3. Shelly Immel
    June 6, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    Making your own books is extremely cool, Kristy. You rock.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 7, 2012 @ 1:53 am

      Thank you, Shelly. I don’t know that I’d say I ‘rock.’ I’m just determined. If I want something, I figure out how to make it happen. 🙂


      • Shelly Immel
        June 7, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

        Hello, that is one of the definitions of rockitude! Taking time to figure things out and make them happen, and then unveiling the finished product, doesn’t mean you don’t rock. On the contrary, when people tell you that you rock, they are either unconcerned that instead of waving your magic wand, you sweated to make it happen; or they LIKE that you make it happen even without magical aid. Many people consider that more impressive. 🙂


  4. Tameri Etherton
    June 6, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    Wow, I totally love this! A book jig ~ I’ve never heard of such a thing, but now I think I want one. Your book is a tad thinner than my beast, but it could still work since you have those screws to make it bigger or smaller. What a fun item, thanks for showing us your super cool book.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 7, 2012 @ 1:51 am

      It actually was an interesting experience, Tameri. And even a little fun-except for the printing, which was mind-numbingly boring. But you can’t walk away because it puts a hex on the entire process (meaning it’s a guaranteed way to make sure your printer JAMS up).

      It wouldn’t be difficult to do thicker books. You might want to use wider edge pieces. And continuously smoothing Gorilla Glue isn’t going to take much longer on a wider spine so…if you give it a try, do a post on it so we can see. 🙂


  5. Debra Kristi
    June 6, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    What Marcy said! Scott is always telling me to hold onto all my hand written journals and I just laugh. He responds by saying, “Imagine what someone would pay for J.K. Rollings journal.” Um, yeah. Again, I laugh. But, seriously, put that in a safe place lady.:)


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 7, 2012 @ 1:47 am

      Well I know how I’m making my fortune, LOL! I have stacks of notebooks with stories I wrote by hand starting when I was a teenager. Let the auction begin! LOL! Yeah, not. When I get bored and read through those, all I can think is OMG! I’ve come a long way since then. Although before I BURN them, I may type out a few have potential.

      But your husband has a good point. Hold on to them. And I’ll throw my hand-bound book into my fireproof lock box. I wonder if I can sell it for enough to rent Robert Downey Jr. for a weekend? 🙂


  6. Marcy Kennedy
    June 6, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    This is really amazing. While you might think it looks homemade now, can you image how much something like that made by one of the big name authors would go for. Just a future thought for you to keep in mind for down the road 😉


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 7, 2012 @ 1:42 am

      Hmm. Maybe I’ll do something to preserve this copy for when I’m famous someday. 😀

      It’s kind of funny how much people will pay for some things, isn’t it? I read about people paying small fortunes for original scripts and posters and think…wow. Really??? Although I paid a pretty penny for a vintage women’s magazine and Old Farmer’s Almanac (for research). I guess it’s all just a matter of what gives people pleasure. 🙂


  7. Louise Behiel
    June 6, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    you are one very creative lady.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 7, 2012 @ 1:35 am

      Thank you Ma’am. What is that old saying? Necessity is the mother of invention (or something like that?). I wanted books available for a friend to sell at her booth at a craft fair…so I found a way. And it was an experience. Not likely one I’ll repeat. 🙂


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