One thing we will never run short off in the Locket household is books (one day I will show you my favourite room in the house, also known as Dorothy's bedroom, that is absolutely full of books!)
But however many books we have there is never any hesitation when it comes to buying more - especially when they are bargains - so the lovely little second hand bookshop we found in Keswick was like a treasure trove. As we went up the stairs to the first floor shop we saw a row of books on the landing all marked at only £1 each and look what Dorothy found
aren't they lovely?
I found two Paddington books for Daisy for £3.50
(but she doesn't know where the other one is now!)
and two Hannibal the Hamster books for Fred for £3. I loved these stories when I was little but had completely forgotten about them until now
Fred loved them and lay on the bed at the Travel Lodge reading away to himself - a relatively new skill!
And look what I found for myself..........................
but sadly they didn't have the crochet or knitting editions.
We had already bought Daisy these two books for her birthday
and as we always give a little present to the other children when it is one of their birthdays, we had bought Dorothy paperback editions of Pollyanna and Good Wives and Fred had a Richard Scarry book (that link is specially for my friend Jane to show her who I was rambling on about the other day) and a dragon finger puppet!
But most exciting of all is this wonderful book that was sent as a gift by a very kind friend.
The postie had tried to deliver it on Saturday when we were having a surprise cinema party for Daisy with 3 of her friends so I had to wait until yesterday to go to the sorting office to pick it up. But WOW it was well worth the wait!
I knew I would love this book but I had no idea how much! It really is a lovely, lovely book - you know when you get a book and find maybe three or four things you want to try making? Well with this book it is pretty much every project that I want to do - as soon as possible too!
I just need to find some wool jumpers to shrink (my kind of washing!!!) - in the meantime I am going to play with some of the scraps I already have - but I can't show you what I am making yet so I will leave you with another photo of Daisy's doll (christened Beatrix after Miss Potter of course) in her newly-rescued-from-the-big-bag-in-the-garage-outfit
it is so lovely seeing the children's clothes being re-worn (even if it is only by a rag doll!) - when Daisy dressed her in a little shortie romper suit that Fred had worn as a baby I nearly cried! But don't worry, I'm not getting broody - three little Lockets is definitely enough!!!
P.S. Edited to add two things....................
1. Katy has just had the very good idea of a Russian Doll Swap so pop over here to sign up
2. Etsy seems to have gone rather quiet lately so I am planning on taking my wallets to some of the local shops instead. I will leave them in my shop until Monday so if there is anything you want you need to get it now. (that's about as "hard sell" as I get I'm afraid!!!)