1. embroiderypoems:

“This City runs on intern blood.” #lifeblood @postcrunk @IvivaOlenick 

Iviva Olenick is collecting and embroidering Twitter “poems.” Tweet her @IvivaOlenick or @EmbroideryPoems, and your pithy insights may end up in stitches.

    embroiderypoems:

    “This City runs on intern blood.” #lifeblood @postcrunk @IvivaOlenick 

    Iviva Olenick is collecting and embroidering Twitter “poems.” Tweet her @IvivaOlenick or @EmbroideryPoems, and your pithy insights may end up in stitches.

  2. schoollibraryjournal:

    Maryland librarian Paula Willey enlists help to test out recipes and crafts before writing her reviews for SLJ’s fall 2012 Series Made Simple.  Good thing she has willing subjects.

    Some things she has learned:

    “You can get a boy to wear an apron if it has bones on it.” and “trimmed-down tattoo magazine pages” make excellent origami paper.

  3. Book Deal of the Day:

    rachelfershleiser:

    “New York Public Library Rare Books Librarian Jessica Pigza’s HANDMADE AT THE LIBRARY, in which readers will learn how to use the riches of libraries, both online and off, to inspire all manner of craft/design/DIY endeavors…”

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!

  4. unconsumption:

DIY project du jour:
Use discarded books to refresh old lamps. (Thrift store or yard sale finds, perhaps?)
For a how-to/tutorial, see: ReadyMade: Literary Lamp.
Find other creative new uses for books here, and previous lighting-related posts here.

Here’s a second project from Unconsumption. This might be a great way to repurpose some of those awful library books you find while weeding.

    unconsumption:

    DIY project du jour:

    Use discarded books to refresh old lamps. (Thrift store or yard sale finds, perhaps?)

    For a how-to/tutorial, see: ReadyMade: Literary Lamp.

    Find other creative new uses for books here, and previous lighting-related posts here.

    Here’s a second project from Unconsumption. This might be a great way to repurpose some of those awful library books you find while weeding.

  5. The Sutherland Shire Libraries (located south of Sydney, Australia) have created this neat little video teaching how to reuse old books by folding their pages into lovely designs. H/t to Unconsumption & LJ Managing Editor Stephanie Close for passing this along.

  6. shellygurumi:

    I love my job, sometimes.

    Crafts! Libraries!