Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Cheap and Cheerful

I’m just stopping by quickly today, to show you a few of the cheap and cheerful bits and bobs I bought while we were in England. 

I bought some buttons.  Well, of course I did – I just can’t help myself!!!  If you live in England, in the Midlands, I recommend Crafty Corner (in Atherstone).  They sell all sorts of stuff (mostly yarn and knitting patterns), but I go there for the buttons.  They’re just so cheap!  These little pretties only cost me between 5p and 12p each!!!


My favourites are the little owls!

I also bought a really sweet little book from a charity book shop.  


It’s a little bit battered and tattered, but I fell for it and had to buy it.  I wanted to show you all the pages, because I love the way the colours have been matched up on each double-page spread. 












My favourite pages are ‘3 cotton reels’ and ‘8 beads’!  I think the colours are extra-specially great on these pages.  Which page appeals to you most?

I’ll be back soon, to show you some craft books I bought while we were away.....

Carly

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17 comments:

  1. what gorgeous treats...the little owl is very cute!
    hope you are feeling better now x
    love jooles x

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  2. Hia Carly,

    Are you planning on doing anything with the book craft wise ? I always see the potential in cutting up books for crafts ... but never can quite do it!

    X

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  3. Hi Carly if its battered and tattered then some child will have previously loved it.Thats what makes it all the more special.

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  4. The older childrens picture books are definitely the prettiest..........and who could resist such colourful buttons.

    lily xx

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  5. Great finds! Love the buttons, especially the owls! So cute!

    I'm all for the 9 marbles pages! I love the blue red combo and the beautiful marbles! What a cute book; it's colorful, simple, has lovely photographs, and I hope this doesn't sound weird, but I love the composition of the large square (I think it's a square) over the rectangle at the bottom. The whole book I think is great inspiration for a diy project for or with kids!

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  6. 5 sweets, of course! I live in the Midlands and will have to check out that shop, I love buttons xxx

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  7. Great finds, buttons always seem to be so expensive, my favourite is the cotton reel page maybe because I like sewing? Thank you so much for the crochet link, when I have time I am going to sit in front of it until I master the hook! xx

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  8. hi carly
    great finds...especially the buttoms.
    have a wonderful day,
    love regina

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  9. Lovely buttons and little book.....my favourite picture was the one of two eggs on pink gingham!
    Have a good day!
    Helen x

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  10. Hello sweet Carly! Your buttons are so darling! I love buttons too! I love the two eggs on the pink gingham, as pink is my favorite color! They are all charming though! I look forward to seeing your craft books! xo~Paula

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  11. Lovely colourful buttons Carly...You can never have enough and I do find them to be so expensive in many shops these days..
    I love the crayon page in your little book find...lovely bright colours and it seems to take me back in time!
    Susan x

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  12. I'm sure I've seen that book before!! Wonder if I had it as a kid?? Xx

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  13. Those buttons are gorgeous, and I love the book. I'm now following you and will come back later to have a proper snoop around your blog X

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  14. The book is so fun! But the buttons are by far my fave. The little white rabbit was just too cute!

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  15. Love the book, but I kept expecting one of the numbers to be counting buttons, I was quite disappointed when I got to 10! Great Find :D

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  16. Thankyou for popping by my blog and for your lovely comments,i love your buttons and that book is adorable xx

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  17. What an adorable book! You are so right about buttons too...who can resist them. Happy weekend to you. xoxo

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Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, and it really makes my day!

Carly

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