Thursday, December 11, 2014

Out with the old... with the new!

To celebrate the coming year, we've found a few fun crafts for up-cycling books (for ones that are falling apart and/or too well loved for donation!)

Photo Books: transform old books into interesting frames for your favorite photographs
Better Homes and Gardens

"Pretty Bird Wall Art": made with just Mod Podge and Sharpies
Blue Cricket Design

Bird Ornament: instructions in link
By Stephanie Lynn
Book Planter!
DIY Ready

Book Bracelet

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Fun New (to me) Word Game!

Hi Peeps! Long time no blog! What can I say? Things get a little crazy in library land sometimes.

Miss Bun and I just had to share this word game with you. It's free, it's fun, and it's challenging! What you do is come up with a word to match a definition. The game sessions are timed and you rack up points and badges as you go along. Be sure to register so your stats are saved. It's free...remember? Anyway...check it out and have a blast! Just click on the graphic!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Great Example of Thinking Outside the Box!

Who knew this about crows? Most people just see them as a nuisance but evidently they could be so much more! Take a look (& listen) to this TED talk. People like this who dare to think in totally new directions will be the ones who move us and the planet forward. (Or so says Miss Bun!)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Full Moon Tonight!

It doesn't happen that often so get on out there and watch it! You'll be glad you did.

And to find out more about it check out NASA's info on it from their Science News page.

And now for your listening pleasure (don't know why, but, Miss Bun's brain made a leap from Super Moons to this!):  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Make Some Online Art!

Silk  is an interesting app that lets you create art with your mouse. There are several ways to control what happens on your screen. Plus you can share your work as well. Give it a try!

(Playing with this is somehow intriguing and relaxing at the same time.)

According to the About info : "Silk was created by Yuri Vishnevsky as an experiment in generative art. He is currently working on his degree in Computer Science and Linguistics."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Got Skunk? See This!

Dear Readers,
Last night Miss Bun's Terrible Terrier (aka, The Great White Land Shark) got himself embroiled in a bit of an altercation with a skunk. If you have never experienced ground zero skunk spray thank your lucky stars because, believe me, you don't want to!  It is now the next day but the smell is still upon us with a vengeance. So Miss Bun mustered all her mad librarian skills under fire and came up with this informative video to share with other victims of random skunk attacks. Watch it! (And be warned!)

Monday, September 27, 2010

If You Dream of Life in the Country (or have any interest in it) then this Blog is for You!

Get on over to Chickens In The Road - life in ordinary splendor authored by Suzanne McMinn which is just chock full of stories of her life on a small farm in West Virginia. Suzanne is obviously a very interesting person who has lived many places, loves animals, country crafts, gardening and food. In her spare time she writes romance novels and a column for the Charleston Daily Mail.  She also takes great photos and videos of the daily goings on at her farm and the best part is that she likes to share.

Hop on over to her About Me page to get the full scoop and get a glimpse of the characters living on the farm. You'll find goats (including the fainting variety), cows, chickens, sheep, ducks, dogs, cats, and donkeys. I probably left something out but you get the idea.

There is a forum, a newsletter, recipes, crafts, gardening, contests, and seemingly never a dull moment. Miss Bun loves to read CITR while she's sipping coffee in the morning and is super glad that someone is living the life she is certain she was meant to live.


(And thanks to Laura R. for sharing this with me!)