Posts Tagged ‘Books’

CBCA Book Week 2009

August 17, 2009

This Saturday, August 22 marks the start of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s 64th Annual book week. According to the CBCA website, book week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia, and it widely celebrated in primary school and public libraries across the country. Each year has a theme (this year’s is ‘Safari’), and usually there are activities for kids, and sort of shortlist of books that are advertised/recommended in a way. I remember back to my primary school days, where we were read books by the librarian, there’s be drawings from popular children’s books like Franklin, or The Chronicles of Narnia, and at lunchtime there’d be a rotation of various activities to do with certain books and other cool stuff. They were wonderful days for me, being quite the book nerd as a child (and still am).

So, in celebration of these childhood memories, and also in celebration of Children’s Book Week, this Saturday, I’ll be starting a week long posting of my favourite kids books; a mini review and explanation of why I like them. This will run until the last day of book week, Saturday August 29. So please, stay tuned!


Make-it Monday: Decoupage Bookshelf

August 3, 2009



It’s no secret I like crafting and upcycling things, so for the first Make-It Monday, I thought I’d share with you all my decoupage bookcase. The original was a freebie we got from some old neighbours, and it was sitting in the garage holding spare jars and shoes, collecting spiderwebs and a mass amount of dust. It was rather boring, and I wanted something a bit prettier if it was to be worthy of holding most of my books. So, I hopped on down to my not-so-local craft store, picked out some nice fabric and some Mod Podge, and glued (and painted) my way to a nicer bookshelf. 

Also note,that the picture above contains only a modest sample of my collection; at the time of the photo I was still organising and stacking everything in place (and I still continue to do so).

Tutorial can be found here.