Monday, September 2, 2013

End of Summer

Happy Labor Day!  Well summer is almost over.  This weekend is the unoffical end of the season. You can see what I have been doing instead of writing this blog!  For the first time in a long time I have been reading a lot, I even contributed book reviews to The Nyack Library's Adult Summer Reading program. It certainly is better than watching TV reruns all night.  Working at The Library for the past year has definitely been a good influence on me.

Now that the fall is approaching, I guess that its time to get back to business.  I have been preparing new fun craft tutorials for this blog.  I am starting with some simple uses for paper scraps from magazines, newspapers and even recycled books.  

Just in time for the school year, we will be  using these materials to decorate composition books.  Also I'll show you how your can upgrade some inexpensive frames with paper and found objects!

And here are some of the finished items.  Great craft fun (all ages can do this craft) and great for gift giving this holiday season.

Old Frame & Composition Book decorated with strips from recycled magazine pages

Two Journals made new with recycled magazine pages, old books and atlases

Well, ta-ta for now.  Please take a look at my Etsy site, it's not to early to think about holiday gift giving, especially if you don't want to do it yourself!   Also I have some cute Halloween wire bracelets for the young at heart!

See you soon,