Garage sale finds from the weekend….
Massive, filled-to-the-brim box of…
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.
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:
Much better choice than the Captain Underpants stories we were in the middle of!