a cool work space


So, after getting laid off at my job a few weeks ago, I knew I needed a new workspace. I drew my inspiration from these desk legs in West Elm. But, considering that they were way out of my budget, I decided to ask my dad if he would build them for me instead. He found some scrap metal at a motorcycle shop {for FREE} and then welded these together using the diagram and pictures that I sent him {see below}. I think they turned out AWESOME!

We then painted them with a Rustoleum "hammered texture" paint. We were originally planning on getting a stainless steel table top from IKEA, but found this natural wood one for 1/2 the cost and got this one instead. It's over 6 feet long!

The luggage are pieces I have picked up at various locations, but are all antique and will be used to display my books at various boutiques and art shows.

I had Chris build me a small shelf for the printer and a cool box to put the computer on, which we also painted with the hammered textured paint. {the box keeps me from hunching over to look at the screen, because it is eye level now.

In order to work more efficiently, I needed an inspiration board. Not wanting to spend any money, I took an old painting {that I was going to throw away anyway} and tore off the canvas. Then I sanded down the wood and stapled some nylon cord across the wood frame. I already had these mini clothespins and used those to hang my inspiration. So far, so good, right? {I'm still going to glue these cute buttons on my clothespins, I just haven't done that yet}.

The books pictured are reading material. The black one is "The Elements of Typographic Style" by Robert Bringhurst. If you are interested in graphic design this book gives you all the do's and dont's of typography. I love typography and I love this book. It can be found here for as low as $12.88. But beware, it can be hard to understand if you are just starting out designing.

The book underneath it is by Ellen Lupton and would make a great starter book. It is titled "Thinking with Type" and can be found here for as low as $9.44.

The antique book in front of the keyboard is a book that I gutted and put new pages in. Then it got wet, so it looks even more antiqued. But I love it. It's my inspiration book. I feel that everyone should own an inspiration book or thought book. Something to put all of your ideas in and then reference back to it so that you can work on those projects.

New Books


Check out these beauties at my etsy shop. My etsy shop also got a face lift and will coordinate with its friend this blog. Expect my new blog to be up in the next week or so. I'll keep you posted!

These books all feature my new line of books with embellishments of embroidery detail.

My Tins on TV


Check out this link to see a video of the tins I designed for Dollar General. They don't show up until the end of the show, but for a split second you can see them. How cool is that!!!

a makeover


Mufninc is going through a makeover. Come back and visit in a week or so and you'll see great improvement. I'm looking forward to many more posts to come!

Not only is Mufninc going through a makeover, it will also feature tutorials on how to make books, and anything to do with books. Tutorials will include how to make a book press, what tools you will need to get started and the best places to order supplies.

I've always wanted to teach Book Arts at a University, so why not start now? I hope you will enjoy making books as much as I do and that you will find my work not only fun, but that it will spark creativeness inside of you!

Sneak Peek!