On the Third Day of Blogmas, My TLT Gave to Me
On the third day of Christmas, my TLT gave to me, 2 blogs that are so very crafty . . .
So the other day I talked about The Goddess of YA Literature, and today I wanted to share two (yes, two) of my favorite craft inspiration sites.
The first is Oops, I Craft My Pants. Done by Erika, who is in her own right a creative Goddess, I haunt her blog daily to find inspiration for things that I want to do with teens, adults (if I ever have any that would show up to a program) and at home. For instance, I would love to turn these Emergency Car Seat Labels into an entire program about baby care and safety, and that would work for ANY new parents, no matter what the age. The only down side is that she’s on her own blogging, so it’s sporadic at times..
The second crafty site that I love is P.S.- I Made This. If you watched the, um, interesting Craft Wars on TLC, you may be familiar with Erika Domesek, who was a judge on the show, but she’s also a founder of the blog and the brand of P.S. I take a lot of their ideas and simplify them down for my teens (there is NO way I’m letting them near a glue gun) but I love the inspiration boards, and my fashion teens love the ideas and the way that the break down the crafts step-by-step. PS also has a Pinterest and a twitter, so you can keep up with their ideas and postings without having to hook up to an RSS feed, which I like- I flip between visual and reading learning, but with things like crafts, I need the visual, and pinterest is where I like to keep things like this.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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