It’s great working at Rag & Bone but sometimes I wish I was making books in the studio. I work in the office, which means hands on the computer, not bone folders and glue brushes. I miss the bindery sometimes. So I made handmade books & albums as gifts this year. This is the Family Photo Album I put together. It has forty pages. I printed 123 photos at CVS and used about 2/3 of them. The photo developer prints 4×6 photos, so in order to get smaller photos, I used photoshop to layout multiple photos into a 4×6 document and simply cut up the printed photo from the developer. This worked well for mixing up the layout of the album while still only paying .19Â¢ each for the prints. The Album took about two hours to put together. Once the photos are on the pages, they look important, something about a photo in an album which gives it a larger memory than simply a file on a computer or iphone. Ilira says I have to make a family album every year now. Sounds good to me!