Magpie Monday – buttons etc.
The thing about Magpie Monday is that I end up coveting other people’s finds and trying to find similar items for myself. This time I’ve been inspired by Amanda’s buttons on The Ana Mum Diary. The local Oxfam shop currently has a big basket full of old buttons, grouped into little bags for £1.99 a bag. I could have bought the whole basket but I limited myself to just 3 bags, as this will be plenty to keep me going in button-based craft projects for a little while.
At the same time, I grabbed a Jane Greenoff cross stitch kit for another £1.99.
The final item I found was a book called The Usborne Cookbook for Boys. Why boys need their own cookbook I don’t know, but there is a lovely selection of sweet and savory recipes with step by step photos and we thought it would be fun to try some of these out with Aled, who is just starting to become interested in cooking. This book is in absolutely pristine condition but cost £2.99 instead of the £9.99 it would have cost new.
So these are my pre-loved finds this week. What have you found?