Yes yes, falling golden leaves, starting the wood fire, knitting a snood: these are all well and good. For some, the real signifier of colder weather is to curl up in the warmth and make compilation CDs. Not a playlist, an actual CD.
When it comes to compilations, I am more of a receiver than a giver. But, twice in the coming weeks we head west to dear friends and there will be music - both the listening to, and the talking about - in abundance. Friend no.1 writes a music blog and you can read his words here. Friend no.2 is so industrious in his output that he has his own section on my shelves.
I had this idea to make some nice covers for compilation CDs. Not just a print out and a nasty bit of plastic that will end up stuck to your foot. But something tangible and beautiful, an object in this digital age. A small thank you for all the ones thrown my way over the years.
I made a template from an existing cover. I got down my box of paper ephemera and the fun began.
|Can there be a better way to spend an hour than cutting and sticking?|
I think these really worked. As with my favourite projects they are useful, quick, and full of visual potential. Hope they like them.
I am going to add the template (and the freezer paper tutorial) as a downloadable pdf in the next few weeks.