09 June 2011

Read it...


A chicken entered a library and walked up to the desk. It clucked, "Book, book, book, BOOK!"  The librarian set a pile of four books in front of the chicken. The chicken grabbed the books and disappeared out the front door.

About an hour later, the chicken returned the books to the library and squawked, "Book, book, book, BOOK!"

The librarian wondered what the chicken was doing with these books, but since they seemed to be in fine shape, she gave the chicken four more books. The chicken zipped out the door and down the road.

Another hour passed and the librarian heard a loud "Book, book, book, BOOK!" She looked up from her work and saw the chicken back again! She gave the chicken four more books and it headed out the door.

The librarian's curiosity got the better of her, so she followed the chicken down the road for a half mile to an old farm. The chicken disappeared into a cluster of trees.

The librarian snuck up to the trees, moved some branches aside, and saw the chicken standing by a pond handing each book to a frog. The frog looked at the cover of each book and croacked,"Read It. Read It. Read It."

Time for something masculine - I don't do many masculine projects so it's always a challenge for me.

This week C.R.A.F.T. Challenge is celebrating Father's Day (in the US and UK). The challenges at this time of year always take me by surprise because in Australia we celebrate Father's Day in September... So I decided I'd make a gift for my husband's birthday instead. He's an avid reader (even more so than me, which is really saying something) with several books on the go at once, so bookmarks are always in short supply at our house!

We are sponsored this week by Some Odd Girl and I had fun creating a corner bookmark using Tobie and Buddie:

I'm submitting my project at the Some Odd Girl challenge blog for the "manly" theme.

This was my first time making a corner bookmark, so I went searching on the internet for some instructions. There are zillions of tutorials - all taking a slightly different approach. The one that inspired me most was HERE - hints and instructions for three different methods, and some fun samples and variations too.

I'm also entering my bookmark at:
# Craft Your Days Away ~ Special Man
# Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes


  1. Oh I love love the joke. I actually think the frog read those books to the chicken by the way, how cute. This book mark is just stunning Karen, I have never done anything like this, will pop over and check out the site you linked. By the way, the layout you did see in progress although I am super slow now I am going back to work, putting Nate in Kindy, but do not worry, plenty of time next school holidays (for Nate and Jazzi) to get together. Love this beautiful lady. Melxx

  2. Haha, you crack me up! Love this, I've never seen anything like it! I wonder if Nolan would use something like it, he's been known to use socks, pencils, pieces of wire... as bookmarks!

  3. oh em gee!! this is too adorable! i love the lil corner bookmark and lil Tobie is just perfect for this.

    thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

  4. Aww this is really cute! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx


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