Sunday, February 16, 2014

#Love-A-Thon: Mash-Up!

Mini Challenge #4: Mash-Up. For this challenge we have to mash our non-book lives with book-lives by picking a hobby/interest and putting it together with books.

This one was hard for me. Hopefully my post will fit the requirements.
Not only do I have my young adult/adult book life. I also have a book life of reading Children's Books. I have two girls and we read a lot together! I love being able to share my love of reading with the girls.

And I have two favorite hobbies/interests that are not Reading: Crafts and Music.

First we will start with Crafting.

I LOVE to make finger-puppets out of felt.
So I am going to share a couple of my favorites that I have made with you!

First: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My oldest daughter loves TMNT! She watches the cartoon from the 80's and the newest one that comes on Nick. We also have a lot of TMNT books. Some from my childhood that belonged to my brother and some that we have bought more recently. We also have some of the newer comic books. She loves them.
So I made some TMNT finger-puppets for her.

Winnie the Pooh: My youngest has been obsessed with Winnie the Pooh since she was pretty much a baby. My mom bought her (what became her lovey) Pooh bear when she was about 6 months old and she has loved it (well) since then.
We love reading Winnie the Pooh books, watching the movies and just anything related to Pooh bear.
So I made her a Pooh and Piglet finger-puppet. (Still working on the others...finger-puppets can be time consuming!)

Sesame Street: I know Sesame Street is more of a TV show, but we do have a lot of books about these characters too! We have books that date all the way back to when I was a little girl. So I made some Sesame Street finger-puppets. (These have been slowly since I have been making two sets.)

There is also a Cookie Monster, but he isn't pictured.

Minnie Mouse: I eventually (hopefully by the end of 2014) will have most of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang finished. Right now it is only Minnie.

So there they are. I enjoy making them. Even if they take a while. I hand cut all the pieces and then sew them together by hand.

Now I will go to something that is more related to my Young Adult/Adult book life.

I have been obsessed with Music since I was a girl. My dad passed to me his love of music while my mom passed on to me her love of books. They have been my two loves/interests since I can remember.

I haven't really made a bunch of playlists before to go along with books. But there have been several times when I hear a song and I am reminded or think of a certain book. So I will share some of those now.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  • Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys
  • Set Fire to the Rain- Adele
  • Revolution- The Beatles
  • Another One Bites the Dust- Queen
  • We're Not Gonna Take It- Twisted Sister
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • Counting Stars- One Republic
  • Across the Universe by The Beatles
  • She's the One by The Ramones (How Wolf feels for Scarlet)
  • Speechless by The Veronicas (How Cress feels about Thorne)
The Madman's Daughter/Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd 
  • Lost in Paradise- Evanescence
  • Hear Me Out- Imagine Dragons
  • Date With the Night- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • No Light, No Light- Florence and the Machine
  • Dark Paradise- Lana Del Rey
  • Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
Under the Never Sky Trilogy by Veronica Rossi
  • Don't Panic- Coldplay
  • Home- Philip Philips
  • You're My Best Friend- Queen
  • Your Winter- Sister Hazel


  1. This is AWESOME!!! My brother and I loved TMNT when we were little. To this day it is still something we share. We used to play the TMNT game on nintendo and drive around in the little tank thing. I have such fun memories of that. I Love your finger puppets! I bet your kids really love that too!! You are so good at making them. LOVE THIS!!!

    1. Thank you!!! My brother and I played with them too! I have fun memories of us playing TMNT with Barbies. It was funny. I am so glad you also have the good memories with your brother!
      My kids do love the finger puppets. Thanks!

  2. Aww this is awesome! I wish I had crafting skills like yours- those finger puppets are so cute! You have great songs on your playlists too!

  3. Aw, your finger puppets are ADORABLE! I especially love the Winnie the Pooh ones.

  4. OMG! Your finger puppets are TOO cute!! I really love the TMNT gang!! They all look amazing though! :)

    xo, Becca @Pivot Book Reviews

  5. Those are such cute finger puppets! My son would LOVE those, especially the TMNT ones! And great playlists, too! I especially love the Lunar Chronicles one! Great job!

    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun making them! :D

  6. Those finger puppets are the greatest thing ever!
    And I love your Hunger Games playlist too.

  7. I love the playlist! But I love the finger puppets even more, Stephanie. They're seriously adorable, and they look so perfectly done. LOVE IT.

  8. Your finger puppets look amazing and I love your playlists for the books! Books and music just seem to go together, don't they? =)

    1. Thank you Hazel! I agree books and music are a good combination. :D


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