Friday, October 4, 2013

A DIY Collection

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.”
―Joss Whedon

Today, I have links to previous posts about making your own stuff. Some are directly poetry-related and some can be if you want them to be. For instance, you could put anything in the fortune cookies, including poems. Ditto the wordy jewelry. But not everything is poetry-related, e.g. this googly-eye ring my daughter invented:

If you have questions or find links that don't work, let me know. Also, don't forget to check out the info on the Winter Poem Swap at the bottom.

* Address labels
* Art supplies
* Book art
* Calendars
* Costumes
* Fortune cookies
* Gingerbread creations
* Light bulb terrarium
* Literary cooking
* Musical instruments
* Music DIY
* Poem ornaments
* Poetry binder dividers
* Portraits, modified
* Printable digital images
* Valentines and googly-eye rings
* Valentines again
* Wordy jewelry
* Ziploc flip flops

Gift ideas:
* Presents for Art-Lovers
* Poetry Gifts for Teens and Others
* Gifts of Books/Art All Year

“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.”
― Miles Davis

Want to join the Winter Poem Swap? It is a one-time swap and you give a little present with your poem. (Here's an example from last year when Robyn and I were swap partners.) If you would like to join, email me by November 1st.

Dori is our Poetry Friday host this week.


Author Amok said...

Hi, Tabatha. I especially liked the book bracelet you featured under word jewelry. I am into making knitted bookmarks right now!

jama said...

Lots of good ideas here -- especially interested in the gift-giving ideas. The holidays are fast approaching . . .

Becky Shillington said...

THANK YOU for the fabulous links, Tabatha! = )

BJ Lee said...

Wow! Lots of stuff for us today. I love that quote by Miles Davis and, I have to say, that's a great googly-eyed ring!

Keri said...

At last my curiosity is satisfied about the poetry binder dividers! SO CLEVER. Count me in on the winter poem swap -- the summer swap was such fun!

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Saving this for the holidays!

LInda Baie said...

Love your poetry ideas for gifts, Tabatha, along with so many others. Thanks for gathering all these ideas!

Violet N. said...

What an embarrassment of riches. Am bookmarking this page to check out more things later!

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

I love how you always come up with a collection of links that we would enjoy. My husband is deeply into DIY this week - tinkering around the house, making drawers from scratch, building bookcases and all that jazz. :) Will read him DIY poetry too through your links if I find any. Hehe.

Liz Steinglass said...

Wow! What a treasure trove you've given us!

Doraine Bennett said...

Tabatha, you are amazing! I really like that desk made of books from Delft University.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Too much fun for one post! I'll be coming back to this one again and again, I suspect. Great Miles Davis quote too.