Browsing the New Non-fiction shelves turned up these three do it yourself (D.I.Y.) crafts books.
Sue Havens' Make Your Own Toys, sew soft bears, bunnies, monkey, puppies and more! makes me remember the sock monkeys of my childhood. You could make one of the Simple Gifts, 50 Little Luxuries to craft, sew, cook & knit by Jennifer Worick in time for the holidays. Make it Wild! 101 things to make and do outdoors by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield includes projects for ice lanterns, tie dying, go cars, natural paints and more.
And finally a personal favorite of mine. If you try to make these or any craft and make an awful mess instead, just post it on or read about others at CraftFail the brainchild, or maybe evil stepcraftingchild, of Heather Mann, creator of Dollar Store Crafts.
OK, blogophiles, you've got the whole weekend, get crafting or just lie on the sofa and peruse these and other arts and crafts books from BHPL. I know what my plan is.
PS: if you really have time to kill, Google Sock Monkey and you will be amazed at the cult of Sock Monkeys that exists on the internet. http://www.sockmonkey.net/