Magpie Monday – cross stitch & beading kits
It turns out that our local Oxfam shop is a really good source of cross stitch kits and other craft items. Perhaps there are people who buy too many kits and then decide that they need a clearout?
Ok, so maybe I don’t actually need any more cross stitch kits myself, and I usually try to resist buying more, but here are four kits that I just couldn’t leave behind when I spotted them at bargain prices.
The first is a traditional sampler kit designed by Moira Blackburn. The photo on the front shows a birth sampler for twins, but it could work equally well as a sampler to commemorate a wedding or other occasion just by changing the wording.
The other kits are to make two beaded bracelets and a baby accessories bag. I shall probably use the materials from these kits to make other things. The beads from the bracelet kits are beautiful colours and can be used to add sparkle and detail to cross-stitch cards. And the baby accessories bag kit contains some lovely threads which could be used in a variety of ways, whilst the bag itself might look better with a name and/or single picture.
I’ve taken photos of all four kits, front and back, so that the contents can be seen.
I’ve joined this week’s link up with Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow. There are some particularly lovely items today. I hope you will be inspired to look at what other people have found, and maybe even to link up a blogpost about your own second hand finds. You don’t have to be a ‘mummy blogger’ to do this, anyone can join in.