One of my favorite ways to spend an evening is drinking wine and reading books, but a close second is drinking wine and making crafts. This week I was able to do all three! I popped open a bottle of Chardonnay and flipped through two books I’d checked out from the library about making bookish crafts.
What are the books, you ask?
BiblioCraft: The Modern Crafters Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects by Jessica Pigza was the first. Jessica is a librarian and crafty gal who has put together this amazing resource. I checked it out from the library, but now I totally want my own copy. You can get a taste of the kind of projects that she does on her blog, handmade librarian.
The other book was actually one that Mister BS had checked out. On his summer project list is to make us an ex libris or bookplate to affix to our home library. (Oh, to be a teacher and have summers for projects).
He had borrowed The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life by Lisa Occhipinti to see if it might inspire any other bookish craft ideas.
Needless to say, I found lots of ideas for future library programs and lots of ideas for projects to use my abundant collection of patterned paper.
Not only were the books great, I also loved the wine.
I have had many clerks at the wine shop extoll the virtues of Treasure Hunter wines. The deal is you’re supposed to get wine that should be four times as expensive because the winemakers buy extra grapes off quality vineyards and blend them. I’ve mostly been disappointed, especially with some of their Cabernet Sauvignons.
But their most recent release, the 2012 Brunch Chardonnay, was crisp and clean and absolutely delightful.
Treasure Hunter 2012 Brunch Chardonnay | Russian River Valley | $16.99 | Alvin’s Wine and Spirits
What’s better than spending an evening with craft books and a bottle of wine? Not much.