In a fun coincidence, book-related crafting suddenly seems to be all over the place, not just all over my living room. From the Bronte-along to the latest issue of Interweave's Piecework Magazine (including a vintage Miss-Marple-inspired shawl and instructions for knitted lace straight from the American prairie), I've been seeing loads of bookish crafts.
I haven't been around much lately, mainly because I've been busy with life mundanity and that's not worth blogging about here (although the fun stuff I've been up to has been worth blogging about over on Forever Young Adult). I'm at my parents', so while I should have time to get back to work on some projects, I haven't managed to even cook dinner. Y'all -- I haven't cooked anything more than three or four times in the last four months.
What I have been doing is a lot of reading, and my crafts have been all about books. You can imagine how pleased I was to discover the August Craft Leftovers Monthly zine was dedicated to books, and has tutorials for bookmarks, a crocheted library tote and bookmaking. It's full of awesome stuff, like how to make a notebook from an old discarded hardback with a cool cover -- I can't wait to get started!
For Forever Young Adult, I've been doing a bit of book-related crafting of my own. In preparation for the release of Mockingjay, the third in Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy, I put together a no-emulsion-necessary screenprint tutorial and stitched up a the mockingjay bookmark pictured at the top. I also have a Frankie Landau-Banks prep school scarf in the works, but it's not ready to share.
And my dad just finished building this incredible walnut bookcase with reproduction wavy glass. I can't wait to get it home -- my husband's already lobbying to put it in his office, but I want it in a room where it can be seen.
For more bookish crafting, check out the IndieFixx Book Club. Jen and guest writers share what's on their bookshelves and curate collections of indie goods inspired by favorite books.
What's on your reading pile?