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Just a Note…

March 25th, 2009 · 6 Comments

There will be absolutely no Tuesday Art Task until this pile of books is off my kitchen counter, taped, glued, repaired and back on the shelves where they belong…

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That’s it – You will just have to wait! With all the other snippets of life on the “To Do List” it might just take all day… Really!

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  • 1 Tammy // Mar 25, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Last year I got a book from sonlight, but sadly when it arrived , the whole spine had come out of the cover and some of the pages are falling out. I cannot get it here. Could you recommend how to fix it?
    Thanks, T

  • 2 se7en // Mar 25, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Waah! Some books are a lost cause – I try to get to them before the pages start to cascade… If the spine starts to come away then I glue it with cold glue and leave it overnight, then I put contact along the whole inside cover and first page and the whole inside cover and back page and the whole outer cover – Contact paper is your friend!!! And tape every loose page in… But if it has begun to cascade then it can be quite sad. I have had one or two books that just will not survive… Sometimes I resort to a many page clear flip file for these and just pop them in page by page.

  • 3 Katie Cottrell // Mar 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    haha- I am glad to see that I’m not the only one who has to tape the books back together. Some of ours are more tape than book now. : ) Sometimes my repair pile towers as well. I still havent’ figured out how to repair the board books that the babies have taken a huge BITE out of though. I always think it is funny that you calls yours hoods- we call ours (6 so far… plus 3.5 grandkids) raptors!

  • 4 se7en // Mar 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Hi K, I am laughing out loud at the raptors – I should have thought of that!!! I love board books, they seem to just get better and better since the ones I bought ten years ago at least. I limit myself to one big basket of them… that way when one gets totally eaten, and I am all for eating (horrors!) them… but babies eat everything they love and I want mine to love books! I don’t mind too much because it means a bit more space in the basket for a new one!

  • 5 Katie Cottrell // Mar 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Oh- I thought the same thing about hoods- I should have thought of that! Yes, I recently found a few thrift stores to buy fabulously immaculate replacement board books so now I am more open to considering them as "consumables" and some of the 10-15 year old ones may now officially retire.

  • 6 se7en // Mar 31, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Hi K, consumable in more ways than one! Have a good day!

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