Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ladybirds and elephants

Home again, with armfuls of spoils from our visit to my folks. Look at these luscious Ladybird books. They are very collectible now, but I just love them for the great little books they are, and when I see titles I think Mark or Johnny would like, I always pick them up. This time though, there are a couple for me too. Who knows, I may finally crack blanket stitch.

Not sure why I am bringing more books into the house - I'm on a mission to get rid of some usually. I had a dabble with bookcrossing, but got a bit frustrated at the number of releases that just disappeared into the ether. My latest plan to offload ones I am done with is Maxine's book swap - go and have a look if you're interested.

Johnny is happy to be home and looking forward to seeing his Daddy and brother tomorrow, but he did have a great time.


raspberryfairy said...

This is the book that finally taught me how to do Blanket Stitch!

It is also a fabby book anyway, and I have two boys too, so definately for me, I cannot pretend!

karen said...

Ladybird books are just the business. We had them as kids and my mum and dad sent them all round here for Noah and Seth. I thought Noah might not be interested but he absolutely loves them.

Things to make is excellent too - the jar with shells attached makes a particularly attractive father's day present!

kirsty said...

Gosh I laughed seeing that photo, Ali! My kids had that game when they were little. I don't recall them ever playing the game "properly", but they all loved wearing the masks. Do your children rotate the trunks as they walk around?

ps thanks for the sweet comment about Jamie xx

kristin said...

a book swap sounds great, but i do bookcrossing too and have sent most of mine in to the "wild"...although like you haven't had much success in hearing whose hands they ended up in

caroline said...

i'm am envious - I wish I still had my old Ladybird books. Over zealous parental clearing has long since sent them out into the big bad world.

Monica said...

We didn't have ladybird books in Italy, but I always check them out in the local second hand shop. They're so lovely!

Bet you're glad to have your boy back!

Max said...

Those books are fantastic, I would love to have copies myself. They are ones to be treasured. Oh and keep trying with the blanket stitch, I find its the starting off that seems to cause the problems, once you have this sorted it just kinda flows.