Now’s the Time to Get Creative: Crafting at a Distance 

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You may be stuck at home, online and, if you are like me, waiting for inspiration to strike. Every What to do while you are stuck at home during coronavirus” list I’ve read includes the “explore a hobby you’ve always wanted to take up” or “dive into something creative” suggestion, but how do I actually do that?! I’ve always been a craft dabbler, but maybe this is the time that I should dive (back) in and get creating 

Luckily, your library has you covered! In addition to some awesome crafting books available to download through Overdrive/Libby, your library card allows you access to aincredible resource for crafters, creatives and makers of all types. CreativeBug has online, video classes and tutorials for an amazing variety of art processes and skills. My current watchlist includes Lisa Congdon’s “Creative Boot Camp,” “Marbled Embroidery and “Sewing a Pie Carrier. 

While I was frantically looking for a book to download this morning (how have I read through my TBR pile already?!)I stumbled across a truly awesome list of crafting books available to download from LibbyThey range from the obscure, intriguing and contemplative (Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian Wayto more traditional stepbystep guides (Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting). Here are some of the ones I am most excited to check out while I’m stuck inside.

Fair warning, friends and family: get ready for some killer plant hangers, homemade furniture and epic birthday cards when I see you next! 

Sidenote: The best way I found to find these in Libby is to go to “Explore” and scroll down to “Subjects.” I clicked on “Crafts,” but there are so many subjects to explore while you are social distancing! 

Drop-Dead Easy Knits

This collection of 30 projects is the answer to your laid-back knitting needs.

A Well-Crafted Home

A Well-Crafted Home includes simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste.