Well, it was recycling books that again caught my eye as they passed over my library counter and under my scanner this time. Textile recycling to be exact.
First up was Puppet Play by Diana Schoenbrun. From the publisher Andrews McMeel:
Have fun and go green with Diana Schoenbrun's Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. A puppet builder, an illustrator, and an author, Schoenbrun presents 20 puppet projects made with recycled materials easily found around the house.
A lonely sock becomes a wizard puppet. A glove without a mate turns into five little pig puppets. And that tired dishtowel transforms into a lively banjo player puppet—all at very little cost. Diana Schoenbrun's easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by how-to illustrations. Also included are full-color photographs of puppets, as well as a chapter that guides children through creating and presenting their own puppet show. So, the next time the dryer eats a single sock, get crafty, go green, and go play with Puppet Play."
And next up was ReSew by Jenny Wilding Cardon. From the publisher Martingale and Company:
"Yearning for a unique look—yet shopping on a shoestring? Learn fashion designer Jenny Wilding Cardon’s secrets for finding the creative possibilities in cast-offs! With a snip here and a tuck there, you can turn common thrift-store items—such as sweaters, curtains, and jeans—into sassy, stylish originals.
- Turn secondhand basics into first-rate fashions with over 20 beginner-friendly projects
- Make chic tops, skirts, dresses, purses, scarves, bags, and hats—plus a rug, simple quilt, and more
- View before and after pictures that illustrate the potential of your thrift-store finds"