Books, glorious books!

How I managed to keep small boy entertained, for the 40 minutes that I pottered around the Weston Hospice charity shop on Drove Road, W-s-M, I don't know! He wasn't even in the buggy! He sat, happy as anything in the book area (a cave like rabbit warren bursting with over stocked and ordered literary treasures) turning the pages on board books whilst I ran my fingers along the spines, every 3 minutes, finding something else I wanted! I had to have a yes, no and maybe pile!

I found a plastic wallet of 6 stencil boards, which I want to use for cakes, for 50p. (I want to sprinkle icing over them.) A Tom and Jerry sandwich box that looks like it's never been used, slightly pricier at 75p and a fantastic collection of books.

I was talking about small boy's party with his godmother a week ago and she mentioned she had seen some paper bunting made out of old Ladybird books. I loved this idea, so found 2 Dandy Books for 50p which I am going to cut up and use as bunting! A post for another time!

I just had to have this napkin book as big boy will love learning all the folds and especially the one with the tie! The modelling clay book was to give me a few ideas, the snake is getting really boring and the I spy book is for inspiration to make a simpler version for our trip to America in 3 weeks. I am going to tear some of the pages out and make up a book of about 10 things. At 3 that is the most he will enjoy looking for! Again 50p!

My last find was an old 1000 photography tips handbook. It has some brilliant tutorials and the graphics are lovely. I might use them for gift tags!

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