Sherrie A. Bakelar

Sherrie A. Bakelar


Kickstarter in the Works

I’ve been kicking around ideas for my husband’s photography business and that led me to Kickstarter. You know them, right? Well, while there, I noticed that they had a Make 100 initiative beginning in January. Basically, you make 100 somethings for 100 backers. It’s a limited edition challenge that will give newbies a chance to figure out Kickstarter and oldsters a kick in the pants to make something new!

Well, I’m a newbie and I’m looking into Kickstarter for hubby so why not see if there’s a way to use it for my own work?

But what to make? What to do? Photography is interesting, sure, and my husband is a remarkable photographer, but what could we make 100 of? Then it occurred to me that I have something else brewing and I could make 100 somethings related to that! So that’s what I’m going to do. I found a tutorial for making hand-sewn chapbooks, and I happen to have a short story lying about!

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A chapbook? I hear you say. Yes, a chapbook. They were all the rage centuries ago and can still be found today, though usually full of poetry. They’re the forefathers of the Penny Dreadfuls and Dime Novels. I will be making 100 by hand to start the year!

Don’t fret, though. I have a partner in crime and she’s wonderful! Who you ask? Well, that’s still a secret.

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