I have so many good "blog"intentions that I struggle getting to. Check out these photos took last JANUARY (hello.) at Steve Holdaway’s workshop, as he was building four custom scrapbook islands based on the one he designed for me. Visiting him was really fun–he gets as animated about finding cool wood as I do finding cool paper. Some the wood used was from a log pulled out of the bottom of a lake somewhere in the east (I can’t remember all the details right now) but he showed us the beautiful grain in it. Anyway, it smelled simply wonderful (I love the wood aisle at Home Depot too) and to see his craftsmanship up close — way cool.
And this is Chris, who lives just a couple hours south of me. She drove up to pick up her island and I met her at the Holdaway’s house (which btw, is where the harvest fair was the other weekend — and where the American Gothic pic was taken. It’s like a little slice of Americana!!) I decided everyone who ordered an island, needed an island "warming" gift, so I gave them each 50 of those really sturdy hanging folders that hold 12×12 paper. Steve fits the two bottom drawers with hardware to support these files.
I have one other "island" picture that I’m going to see if I can find. It now lives in Colorado I think, and Steve and his wife Nancy actually delivered it — on their way to see family (this all happened back in the Spring btw)
I’ve had a few "island" questions, since Wendy’s book came out — if you are interested, or just have questions about price, construction etc.. just email Steve — he says he may consider building another batch of 4 or so.