Hello....remember me?! Am just sneaking in for a few minutes before my friend H comes for a cuppa. How lucky am I then these are my "new" books I've been given for Christmas. The two Elly Griffiths ones are from TYM. He nearly always buys me whatever books I ask for, but until this year he's insisted on buying them new despite my assurances that preloved is perfect [unless they're out of print]. This year Mr GBT reiterated to him that the second hand route really would delight me even more and he paid heed except he got me both not just the one. Ah well I'm not complaining!
Well what's one to do with those tatty books you've fallen out of love with and are too far gone to donate elsewhere. This was the problem facing the secondhand book shop at the NT property Uppark this year. They looked at the issue and rather than just sending off any tomes that were damaged or on unpopular subject matters to be recycled they took a rather novel approach. On every Thursday since August a group of volunteers have been making things from them.....come December the fruits of their labours can be seen in all the decorations. If you're inspired here are some of the results.
I'm sure they could be adapted to meet the spec of a whole range of celebrations...stylish and not hard on the pocket!