If I Had a Million Dollars

If I had a million dollars, I still don’t think I would have a McLaren like the one I saw parked in a strip mall lot. The internet states that the least expensive model would set you back about $180,000.00, but some have sold in the millions of dollars. I had to smile when I read the sign beside which this green speed machine was parked.

A Book Nook #2

Have you ever heard of a Book Nook Shelf Insert? I happened across these wonderful little pieces of art on Pinterest and was immediately taken by them. They are dioramas created to fit alongside books on a bookshelf. Many look like streets or alleyways, but many depict a fantasy world. The designs vary from very intricate to relatively simple. You can browse some of the lovely ones for sale on Etsy.

Here is my second book nook which depicts a cozy room with a picture window that looks out on to a winter forest scene. I found instructions and printable papers for the white paneling, the weathered brick, floor, and forest, etc. on line here, in case you’d like to try your hand at constructing your own. I used the original for inspiration, then made mine with supplies I had on hand.

There’s a box of yarn and knitting needles on the floor and skylights on the ceiling.

On one side of the room is a book shelf and a blanket ladder. I looked for a little cat that could sit by the window, as in the original, but wasn’t able to find one in the right scale.

On the other side of the room, I placed some crate shelves and bench. (I’m not really happy with how the bench turned out, but again, I was just working with things I had on hand in my craft stash.) It’s hard to tell, but I installed some fairy lights in the space between the window and the forest scene that lights the room in the dark. All in all, this was a fun craft to try.

A Book Nook #1

Have you ever heard of a Book Nook Shelf Insert? I happened across these wonderful little pieces of art on Pinterest and was immediately taken by them. They are dioramas created to fit alongside books on a bookshelf. Many look like streets or alleyways, but many depict a fantasy world. The designs vary from very intricate to relatively simple. You can browse some of the lovely ones for sale on Etsy.
Anyway, I decided to try my hand at a couple of them. My first attempt was a cobblestone lane between a book store and an art gallery. The original inspiration piece with instructions can be found here, but I let my imagination dictate how mine was to look.

I’ll show you my second Book Nook in my next post.