I’m Crafty and I May or May Not be Your Type: Glitter, Cats, and Liza Minnelli

Gluing things to other different things is good for my soul. I’m not the most innovative or skilled crafter; I usually pick around DIY blogs until I find something I think I can actually pull of without accidentally sewing my face to the floor. Though not exclusively crafty, one of my favorite bloggers is Marlena from Self-Constructed Freak. She whipped up these awesome pins/buttons/badges/whatever you wanna call ’ems:

Aren’t these amazing? Look, I’ll have Marlena give you the step-by-steps, as she’s very good at explaining how to make these. What I will tell you is that I didn’t use resin as a top coat. You have to mix two parts and if you add extra steps to my crafting process, I’ll screw it up. Instead, I used Aleene’s Jewelry Pendant Gel. It’s one step and it doesn’t stink up the joint. It dried clear and made the buttons extra shiny.

Here are some of the buttons I made:

In addition to images, I used acrylic paint, rhinestones, and glitter.
In addition to the main images, I used acrylic paint, rhinestones, and glitter.
These images come from a ratty old Liza with a Z program I found at a thrift shop. Some of the images were in good condition. I really like the way the Aleene's Gel dried over the holographic glitter.
These images come from a ratty old Liza with a Z program I found at a thrift shop. Some of the images were still in good condition. I really like the way the Aleene’s Gel dried over the holographic glitter. That’s Liza and Judy inside the heart button.
The cat and the weird pink bear are from some weird book sale find. The pink boy and flower print is from vintage wrapping paper.
The cat and the weird pink bear are from some weird book sale find. The pink boy and flower print is from vintage wrapping paper.

I used this project at work with the tweens (I was filling in for Tween Art Club, a program I don’t usually do). I had varying results. The tweens who could really concentrate and think out their pins made really cool little wearable art projects. Kids of the squirrelier sort just ended up with a gloppy mess. If you do this project at the library, veer towards an older crowd. I was way too permissive in letting the younger kids into the program. I’m such a push-over.

~Love and Libraries, Ingrid

TiLT it Already: Things I Love Thursday

Here’s the first TiLT in quite a while. I won’t talk about how busy I am, because everyone else is too and that’s boring as hay-ell. Let’s just step back from our nutso lives for a second and take a deep breath. Gods of the library, please deliver me through the end of June’s Emerging Leaders poster session and past the end of advocacy season.

♥ Bestest library advocate and kickass author Marilyn Johnson shared this on her Facebook page. Have you read This Book is Overdue?:

Mizz Marilyn has a new book coming out, too.

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TiLT it Already: Things I Love Thursday

Girls, come and kiss me. Show how you’ll miss me. But get me to the weekend on time!

♥ Happy belated Easter! Here’s a rabbit outfit that I wore to a totally non-Easter related party!

I was actually playing a character named prophecy bunny....it's a long story...
Another great Party City find.

Party City? I accidentally summoned Phi Phi O’hara….again!

Go away! I hate you.

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How to Dress Like a 30-Something Urban Librarian: Black Flag/Judy Garland/Party City Edition

I’m a little petrified of doing Outfit of the Day posts, but I’m going to try to not be a total puss.

Here’s a little something I threw together before night of fancy cocktails and dancing to Gene Kelly songs:

Faux Victory Rolls, Tim's Black Flag Tee, and My Cat's Name

Scrabble rings from SITE and Black Flag shirt from Tim.

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