Here Comes the Bride - DIY style

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

stylish weddings As wedding season nears, one of the many decisions to be made by the bride-to-be is how much of the preparations, if any, should she do herself? There are compelling reasons for a do-it-yourself approach: it allows for a more personalized touch, it can be more economical, and it is just plain fun. For me, it was the woeful lack of commercially available chocolate mint . . . more »

March is National Craft Month - What will YOU make?

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

artful parent Whether you are a seasoned crafter or a new-comer, you can make March an exciting opportunity to explore new ideas. Here is just a sampling of what the library has to offer for the daring craft adventurer. . . . more »

Geek Crafts!

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

Star Trek Geeks Geek can mean many things but today people wear the term with pride. Whether you go to a con dressed as an expendable red shirt or you are into Dagorhir, there is something for everyone. Here are some project books to help you out. The Star Trek craft book by Angie Pedersen World of geekcraft by Susan Beal Geek Dad by Ken Denmead Geek mom . . . more »

Mommy (or Daddy) & Me: Sewing Together

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

creature camp Looking for a fun way to introduce your kids to sewing basics? Check out Creature Camp by Wendi Gratz, a whimsical journey into the world of creating stuffed animals, monsters, and other cuties. This new title in our Axis 360 eBook collection covers a lot of ground. Through clear, step by step directions, kids will learn how to sew on a button, put in a . . . more »

Ready for a Green Holiday Challenge?

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

large pile of paper According to one source, Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields! (from: http://bgm.stanford.edu/pssi_faq_holiday_waste). I believe the holidays can be festive, and at the same time more ecologically responsible. Look to the . . . more »

It's not too late to haunt your house!

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

Glitterville handmade halloween You still have time to get crafty before Halloween and the library can help! Whether you are looking for unique costumes, decorating ideas both elegant and creepy, recipes for spooky treats, or party game possibilities; let the library inspire your Halloween festivities. Here is a book list sure to spark some fun. But don't stop there. How about musical accompaniment for your celebration? We have . . . more »

Indie crafts

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

you are awesome by abbey hendrickson book cover Here are three new craft books with an indie feel. They contain an assortment of crafts of all kinds. You are Awesome by Abbey Hendrickson This book has the tagline "crafts to make you happy." It is full of bright colors and whimsical crafts like the bird tree. There are projects you could do with your kids and there are projects that may take a . . . more »

Welcome to the arts and crafts blog!

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

Welcome Everyone to the new Arts and Crafts Blog! We have assembled a team of talented people to write articles about the latest books, cool new ideas, programming and more going on at your library! We hope to write articles that interest you, ranging from local artists, photography, ecocrafts, steampunk gagetry, and much, much more. If there is something you are interested in, please let . . . more »

Welcome to the arts and crafts blog!

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Arts_and_Crafts

Welcome Everyone to the new Arts and Crafts Blog! We have assembled a team of talented people to write articles about the latest books, cool new ideas, programming and more going on at your library! We hope to write articles that interest you, ranging from local artists, photography, ecocrafts, steampunk gagetry, and much, much more. If there is something you are interested in, please let . . . more »

Let the (Halloween) light shine

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 by LisaLibrarian

a photo of a luminaria with a dog face We had great fun making these at a program at Campbell, but they'd be easy to do at home, with any age. The original directions were in a Pack of Fun magazine, November, 2009. Cut the top off a one- or two-liter soda bottle. preferably one with straight sides. Tear a sheet of tissue paper into small pieces. Use regular glue and water mixed together . . . more »

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