Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Progress Report

Meet my new baby--a Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve. Aside from smelling a bit smoky and old-man-ish, it is pretty much perfect. I grabbed this typewriter (lucky #5) at a local goodwill for $30.

It is by far my best thrifting score in a long while. It even had the manual, some brushes, and the case key included. This little beauty types in cursive and fits a 12x12 piece of paper like a champ. The type comes out a little smudgy, but I kind of like it.

I've not been blogging as much maybe you've wondered where have I been? Out and about. Sick. Dealing with some expensive car troubles. Dealing with, well living life. It's been a very busy month.

I've not had a lot of craftiness to report... being sick especially zaps my creative impulses. Lack of crafting success actually makes me reluctant to blog, thus the lack of posts. This is of course, a ridiculous feeling.. but there you have it.

For my mid-year creative check in (it's almost June, you know) I've set a personal goal to journal and share on the blog much more frequently. Less targeted content, more in the moment. Just to try it out.

I also want to be better about commenting back on other blogs. I'm such a lurker. And Google Reader only enables this...So we'll see.

Anyway, I've got some peeks of the Week in the Life book to share now. I've gotten a few pages finished, but not fully photographed. I'm almost done with the whole thing.. just need to add the journaling and some more embellishments. Not too many more embellishments though, as the 40 pages I've stuck in there are just about straining the binder's capacity.

At this point, I've been working on this book for like a month. It's well worth it, but man, it's been a lot of work.

So that's my post for today. Hope you are well.


Genevieve said...

Wow, lucky you with the typewriter, I would love to own one, hopefully now that yard-sale-ing season is here I'll be able to score something sweet like that.

And pleeease take more pictures of your A Week in the Life album (full page shots)! I'm starting my documentation next week so I'd love to have some inspo for putting it all together the following week!

(You're a scrap idol, btw, not to sound too creepy, lol)

Andrea Ancich said...

ok... that typewriter is just a great find... seriously....
i know you said you like it a little smudgy.... but it could just be needing a little love in the cleaning department... or tightening the ribbon!

hope you're feeling better soon!

Tina said...

lucky find. i've been on the hunt but they're like a couple hundred atleast on Ebay. I ended up just buying the font but nothing beats the quirkiness of a typewriter.

Stephanie said...

Sorry you've been sick, friend! I know the feeling.

And I love your new guy. Swoon!

tnt521 said...

Hope you feel better soon! And I love all your posts...even if they aren't craft related..can't wait to head to the Antique place you posted about.

Love that your typewriter will type in cursive. Sweet!

tammy t

Tim Fredriksson said...

Awesome typewriter!
Its a good thing to invest in non-digital/electric machines. They will always work and cost less.


Tara said...

LOVE the font! I've been looking for a cursive font typewriter for so long, with no luck. Jealous :)

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