You may not be thinking about the holidays yet, but as we all know, the months between the start of the school year and the gift giving season always fly faster than the rest of the year. Before you know it, it's time to wrap presents. What better present can you give than something made with love?
Personally, I love homemade presents. Your friends and family may forget about the nice sweater or perfume you bought them last year, but the thought and time that goes into making something unique to that person makes for an unforgettable gift that they will treasure. Plus, making is a lot more fun than shopping!
The library has tons of resources to help you get started. Here are some of my personal favorites!
Flipster magazines are a great resource when it comes to finding gift ideas. Not only does it feature the current issue of several popular magazines, but Flipster also includes years worth of back issues of titles such as McCall's Quilting, Popular Woodworking, Food Network Magazine, and more. You can scroll through the pages of these magazines as much as you want with no checkout required. Simply log in from home with your library card number, browse, and get inspired! You can even print some of the pages or save them as PDFs for later.
The newest and probably most wide ranging of resources we have for crafters is the Creativebug service, which you can now subscribe to for free with your active Terrebonne Parish library card. You can take mini classes on painting, sewing, and other fun crafty pursuits. Creativebug is always updating its catalog of easy to follow step by step videos with professional instructors. Most of the classes even include the pattern for the activity you're learning. Best of all, there's no limit to the number of classes you can take on Creativebug! There are so many varied projects, you're sure to find something to make for everyone on your list.