The day got off to an interesting start when I showed up this morning for a free workshop for entrepreneurs put on by the City. After much confusion at too early an hour of the day, I realized I was there on the wrong day! So it's up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to head back.
At least it forced me to get an early start, and I made good use of the rest of the day, going through what I had printed so far and separating what was useable as-is and what needed to be cut down or modified into more usable forms. Then I spent some time trimming the pieces that were suitable for gift wrap (with a T-square and xacto knife) down to 18 x 24 sheets.
One of my ideas for making use of the printed sheets that aren't quite perfect is to make handmade patterned envelopes. It took forever to come up with the right size template and once I did, I ended up gluing several of the envelopes shut! I've nearly got the hang of it now.
I was in a groove this morning cutting and stacking paper but after taking a midday break, I never recaptured my momentum. I'm finding out how and when I work best. I think I can't do a whole day of production tasks because I end up getting sloppy after a certain amount of time. When I find that happening, I should switch to another task so I don't end up ruining inventory.