Normally I'm playing in books but yesterday called for something a little different. I've been working very hard lately with all of my creative projects and then I had to get my taxes done. By yesterday afternoon, the realization that I hadn't crafted in quite a while hit home and I decided right then and there that I was going to spend the rest of the day in a little crafternoon.
(image by bird and little bird)
Recently I had caught wind of a new and wonderful magazine called Alphabet Glue. A magazine devoted to families who love to do activites with books. Produced by Annie from Bird and Little Bird. Inside are so many wonderful things to do and many items brought back wonderful memories of my "playing library" days with our family book collection. I would make library cards, and even had a card catalog. My mom wouldn't let me charge over due fines, however. Alphabet Glue has created your very own "home" library card as well as book suggestions, favorite reading list, story cards and awhole bunch of crafts pertaining to books.
My chosen craft was the book in a sliding box project. I decided this would be a great way to use the myriad of paper I have laying around the house and it would give me the opportunity to make something for my girls.
It was so relaxing to just sit there listening to music as I folded paper and thought about what I was going to write in these little books. Why not write our some of my favorite quotes which just happen to be a little motherly advice as well? said I.
Many of the sayings and quotes in these little books are much loved family favorites. I know the girls will be surprised and they love little tiny things and this book fits into that category perfectly.
Next craft I want to try in the paper house. Wouldn't it be fun to make a couple of them, decorate them after our favorite story books and put them on the fireplace mantel? Well it's raining today, so there is a great chance of this happening.
Thanks Annie for a wonderful magazine with many happy moments to share inside.There are a couple of giveaways going on right now. One I'm very kindred spirits with so go visit Emily and say hi. Nancy is also having a give a way. If you just can't wait go and get your copy right now. It's delightful. Happy Playing With Books.