Monday, December 21, 2009

The Overdue Book Calendar!

Ah! Ok, so I have been working on this project (read: procrastinating) for quite some time, and I am really really really really happy to have it done and out in the world. Reading is great, right? I am assuming everyone here knows how, because, well, yeah. So literacy, and three cheers for it, and all that, but books are Expensive, and so we need libraries. As some of you may know, I am deeply enamored with a certain Canadian(a) book blogger, and happened to one day wonder how she managed to borrow so many books without dying of late fees. Because, I, my friends, am plagued by late fees. My husband worked for the KC Public Library for 5 years, and as an employee had a get-out-of-late-fees-free-card, but I still managed to accumulate some $50 worth of fees, despite the fact that he checked out most of my books for me. Which is to say that if I TOUCH a library book, I automatically will owe at least $1 for it eventually. So, I thought, what would make it easier to keep track of these things? And THUS was BORN the 2010 Overdue Book Calendar! Fanfare! Shouting! Bored Silence! You pick! In any case, it is a GREAT last minute gift for any readers on your list, and since it is sold as a PDF it comes QUCK and you can print as many as you want for all those random aunts you never remember are going to be there. Here you are, Aunt Lillian! Oh, you can't read? Well, it is still pretty! Enjoy!
It has books, you see!?! And you label them, with the books that you check out! And then you write in the due date, and you circle it, and it is PRETTY! And you can KEEP it, to prove to people that you can read! I feel pretty dorky to be so excited about this kind of silly little project, but I do love the way the final product came out, despite all the gnashing of teeth that comes with any extended bout of Photoshop editing. Our computer loves to freeze, my friends, but only when you've just gone 45 minutes without saving your changes.
If you are interested, they are EEEEN the etsy shop, for a measly $4 for as many as you can print. You will get instructions to download the PDF emailed to you within 24 hours of the order being made. I had mine printed at a color copy place, but that's just because I like their fancy paper. ENJOY! and GOODNIGHT!

29 comments:

amberlee said...

I just paid my library fees because I could no longer use the free hold feature online, for shame. I am off to buy this right now! Thank you it is so cool!!!

britt said...

This is freakin' CUTE. I love it!

Buzz's Food Lady said...

wow that's gorgeous!

too bad my library emails me about books coming due...

Marit said...

So cool! Love your ideas and your designs!! Hope you will keep them coming, and keep sharing, too.
You are so talented, funny, and sweet. Have the best holiday!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Would this have saved me from the 9Euros due on an overdue cd last month ?
I remember the books but library cds seem to burrow in and take up residence .

Andrea said...

Oh my goddess - smack me down and sign me up. I have very positive intentions, I truly do. But once they are overdue, guilt creeps in, and the thought of facing the frowning librarian... gulp... ;/

This is beyond brilliant - thank you!!

librariane said...

This is awesome; may I share it with Wisconsin librarians?

Many of our libraries in the system print out a slip of due dates for you, which can be easily lost, as it's small and white.

Wendy said...

Very, very cute!!! I love the colors.

Lisa said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!

Janssen said...

Darling! I used library elf for a long time, until my library started sending reminder emails. Which I obviously love them for.

Amy said...

I love, love, love it! Definitely worth such a small investment because I'm good at racking up the library fees too. Fabulous idea, and the design is adorable. Etsy, here I come!

rachel said...

Happy New Year from my beautiful tabby cat to yours, and from me to you. Hope your 2010 resolutions include blogging more often, because they SHOULD!! We look forward to coming back next year.....

erica said...

what a great idea! Congrats on finishing. This would have been great for me a few months ago when my late fees were turned over to collections :0

jacquie said...

lauren
wanted to let you know about the kc modern quilt guild. shea (empty bobbins) and jen (aka tula pink) and i got together over christmas and decided to start a chapter in kc. we're having the organizational meeting on sat, jan 23rd at urban arts and crafts at briarcliff village. it's a planning meeting where i hope we can set a meeting date and start to get organized.
i'd sure love you to be part of the group. what do you think? you should come...
jacquie

Linda P said...

i love this idea! now i need to go get a library card in my new city (but first...to transfer my driver's license. sigh)

raych said...

It is ADORABLE and USEFUL and YOU ARE THE BEST THING EVER! Also, my bloglines is an idiot so I'm only just seeing this post now. But SQUEEE and such. Also, I sort of dislike cats, but if I ever saw Baxter I would rub his face. He is cute-looking.

jackie said...

I just bought this through Craft Hope! I am a librarian, and even I almost always have overdue books. I adore this calendar!

日本ダービー said...

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出会い said...

エロセレブとの出会いを完全無料でご提供します。逆援助で高額報酬をゲットしよう

モバゲー said...

モバゲータウンでいろんな異性と交流を深めあいませんか。異性に対して経験がない方でも簡単にお楽しみいただける、シンプルかつ効率的に優れているサイトとなっています

ツイッター said...

全世界で大ブームを巻き起こしているツイッター!!それを利用して今まで経験したことがないような恋を経験してみませんか

モテる度チェッカー said...

モテる度チェッカーが今回リニューアルしました!!今迄と違い診断内容にモテない人と診断された方を救済する、速攻効果が出るモテる為のアドバイスが付きます、またモテる診断された人には、より一層のモテ・テクニックを手に入れませんか

安田記念 said...

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ツイッター said...

今話題のツイッターで理想の関係を築きませんか。ツイッターで自分の出来事をリアルタイムで表現して相手にその想いを伝えましょう

安田記念 said...

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友達 said...

気楽に遊べる人募集です♪まずはお友達からヨロシクね!! freedum@docomo.ne.jp

スタービーチ said...

スタービーチで素敵な愛を掴みませんか?愛に対する理想や想いを現実にしていきましょう

モバゲー said...

モバゲータウンでは今までとは一味違う出逢いを体験する事ができるのです。これまで良い出逢いがなかった人にはもってこいの無料登録型の掲示板です

ゲーマーチェッカー said...

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