My life has been on hold for the last two weeks as I made the last push to finish the DIY Pottery Barn Halloween countdown calendar my sister and I started a pathetic two children and three years ago:
I love how it turned out and had a mostly enjoyable time cutting, sewing, and ironing the heck out of it, especially with Veronica Mars as my companion. In this case, though, I wonder if shelling out the $100+ for the original Pottery Barn version or better yet, finding the calendar on eBay, would’ve been worth the hours and hours spent on this ambitious project.
On a more bookish note, there is a lot going on this week. The 2012 Cybils nominations just opened, and it’s the 30th Annual Banned Books Week. Amy at My Friend Amy also just announced the All Hallow’s Read Swap, which I’m very tempted to join. Between Maggie Stiefvater’s tour stop in my backyard and attending the UCTE (Utah Council of English Teachers) annual conference headlined by Francisco Stork and Shannon Hale, fall is shaping up to be busy but good so far.
So what about you? Are you participating in any of these events? What other bookish and seasonal things are you doing?