The Baby Booga Bag is all finished except for the handles. And I have even added the instructions for it to the printed pattern. It's at the printers now and will be available through the online store in a couple weeks and at yarn shops in the coming months!
This brings me to my latest frustration -- printing.
I tried using CopyMax -- ugh! The paper seemed cheap and the end result was less than perfect. Splotches of ink, poorly folded, etc. So then I went to Kinko's. Their quality was quite a bit better, but there were problems. The patterns were billed differently every time even though I got the same thing every time. Sometimes the folding was off. Then they switched paper on me 3 times! They kept discontinuing the one I was using. Grrr. . . . Finally the straw that broke the camel's back -- they lost my originals. Lost -- LOST! And they were totally unapologetic.
So now I'm trying a local printer that is only a few blocks from my house. He sounded like he was very meticulous -- which is good for me since I'm a perfectionist! I took in an order for Sophie Bag patterns since I am completely out (and way behind because of the surgery!) Today when I picked them up, he showed me a pattern and it looked good. I got home and realized that 2/3's of them were printed completely off-center. ARGH!
I called him and he said -- Oh Yeah, your original was off center. I fixed it part-way through the order. Now why didn't he mention this before?!? Was it my original? I don't know, but tell me before I get home! And I had already given him an order for 1000 more patterns!
Sigh. I just want a printer that will print my patterns on decent cardstock, do a decent job and charge a decent price. Am I asking too much?