I’m collecting a collection

Garage sale finds from the weekend….

Massive, filled-to-the-brim box of…

Deep Box Profile

Makings of a stamp quilt

Stamps!  They are from all over the world and most of them are used.  I think this is why it pays to open boxes at garage sals.  All for $5!  I went through some of them with the kids yesterday and they were facinated.  I won’t hoard them, but will definitely be looking to these for some sewing inspiration.  I usually shy away from pastels.

And, I also finally (F-I-N-A-L-L-Y) found the entire ChildCraft series for sale!  And all for a buck a book ($15 in all).  It’s the 60s version as opposed to the 50s version, which I am ashamed to say that she had as well.  The aesthetic in the 50s set was amazing but as I plan to actually use them for my kids instead of gazing lovingly at them on our bookshelf, I thought they should be as up-to-date as possible.

Childcraft Stack

For those who don’t know about this series, I first found out about it from Elsie Marley blog here and there are a couple more blogs that rave about it here and here and is listed in one of Craftzine’s favourite kids crafting books (#1 in fact).  It’s a wonderful series of books that is packed with stories and activities that have a global perspective.  In each volume hey have an astounding variety of rich illustrations and photographs to keep the kids engaged:

Fairies

City stories

Much better choice than the Captain Underpants stories we were in the middle of!

About Susanne

I am a small business owner, a mother, a crafter and the Editorial Director at a craft book publisher. Opinions and thoughts are mine alone. If you would like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you at susannewoods at hotmail dot com.
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One Response to I’m collecting a collection

  1. Scott says:

    I totally grew up on Childcraft….probably 70′s version…but could have been the 60′s version….too cool!!

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