What we're about...

What we're about...

We love UPCYCLED art and a unique gift idea, so we work to create unusual frames and upcycled SCRABBLE ART– like Scrabble jewelry. We have Scrabble art for dog lovers (because we specialize in vintage dog stuff), but we also have other themed Scrabble jewelry and we’re adding more all the time!

Some of the newest themes we’ve added to our Scrabble jewelry include Star Wars, Van Gogh, Harry Potter and Banned Books and Paris…plus many more! You just never know what upcycled SCRABBLE ART we’ll come up with next…we love creating new Scrabble jewelry!!

We specialize in unique gift ideas for dog lovers, so we hope people will check us out when looking for upcycled dog jewelry or a cool DOG FRAME. We work hard to have lots to offer!

Our journey is crazy busy sometimes, the financial end can be a struggle, we don’t know how we’ll keep going, but then…oh my…the ideas come, people send wonderful notes about our stuff, and we’re working together for ourselves. So…our handcrafted journey continues. We hope you’ll stop by now and then. We love that this business opens us up to the whole world…how amazing of a journey is that!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

BANNED BOOKS WEEK - Right to Read - September 22 - 28, 2013

September 22 - 28, 2013
Celebrate your "right to read" and to choose your own books.

Banned Books Bracelet

This year's Banned Books Week runs September 22 - 28, 2013.  It is a celebration of our freedom to read!!  Banned Books Week began in 1982 and each year libraries and bookstores help to create an awareness of challenged books. 

Here is the top ten list of frequently challenged books from the Office of Intellectual Freedom for 2012:

  • Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey (offensive language, unsuited for age group)
  • “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie (offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group)
  • “Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay Asher (drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group)
  • “Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E. L. James (offensive language, sexually explicit)
  • “And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (homosexuality, unsuited for age group)
  • “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini (homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit)
  • “Looking for Alaska,” by John Green (offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group)
  • Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz (unsuited for age group, violence)
  • “The Glass Castle,” by Jeannette Walls (offensive language, sexually explicit)
  • “Beloved,” by Toni Morrison (sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence)
To view and download free lists of the most challenged books, you can go to the American Library Association website.

Click here for lists of the most challenged books at ALA.

If you would like to read more about Banned Books Week...click here.

We are fortunate that we have the right to read literature of our choosing.
Celebrate the FREEDOM TO READ not everyone is so fortunate!

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