Sunday, August 30, 2009

Books that are inspiring me

Yesterday I ventured out into the world for the first time in 5 days. I was going a little stir crazy being cooped up in the house for so long so I made a little trip to the bookstore. I didn't stay long, my back is still sore, but I did pick up a few goodies. I've been meaning to get this book for a long time. Lots of ideas in there. And another book by the same author. In the new education section of Barnes and Noble I found this. I love this book! Anything by Joseph Bruchac is great. Not sure if I'll use it with the kids at home or with our new Earth Scouts group but it will be used!
I also made a couple of little felty creations (they will be brooches when I get to the craft store). My inspiration for these came mostly from Lisa at (she's always making felties!)
I made some little needle felted acorns too. I'm going to make a whole bunch of these.


  1. We really love Soulemama's books too. I'm glad you were able to get out for a bit. I hope your back continues to heal quickly.

  2. We like to felt acorns as well, but have had better luck wet-felting them.

  3. Thanks Sarah, I don't know why I didn't think of that! Wet felting would be much easier!

  4. Those are some great books! Your felt broaches and your needle felted acorns are adorable.

  5. I've used Creative Family quite a bit - I'll have to check into Handmade Home. I like to embroider Daisy's drawings.

    Nice acorns :)

    Hope you're ALL better SOON!