It was whilst on a rather rainy camping holiday a few weeks ago in Gloucestershire, that the Gloucester Resource centre were promoting their own scrapstore and lead me in the direction of Scrapstore Uk a website where I could search for our local Scrapstore. I was so excited I knew these places excised but thought that membership was only for large groups not parents. When searching I realised there was a scrap store in Birmingham not to far away from where we live, fantastic!
Me and Little Boo embarked upon our first visit to a local Scrapstore yesterday in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.The word scrap store really does not do this Aladdin's cave of treasures justice! there was loads of exciting materials a lot of which had been donated by local companies. What surprised me is that there was also new items there Little Boo fell in love with a little fairy doll which was added to the ever increasing bag of goodies and there were loads of books. I also picked up a bat and ball set which makes wicked noises when you hit the ball.
I joined today and it was £50 for the whole year. This is a individual membership and allows one pick per month. The great fact is that there are different items each time that we go so hopefully more inspiration.
Whilst there I asked to take some photographs for this post. Sorry they are not the best quality but I realised that I was on public transport so really could not carry the big camera.
|We had some material for our soon to be made dolls house.|
|Look at those frog foam things, gutted I did not have the car.|
|Little Boo was very vocal about what she wanted. The stuff in this box looked like snow was very popular. We did end up with a bag:)|
|Small Toys great if you are planning a party!|
|Our first bag full of scrap needless to say it did not stay in the pushchair long I had to do a great balancing act with it! Think that my husband may have to walk back from work next time as we need the car.|
Here is the contents of our first bag.
|Here is what I have used some of the contents of the bag to make. I hope that Little Boo enjoys playing with it. I may add some play dough and water beads to make it more interesting.|
We both had a great time at the scrap store Little Boo when she got home told Daddy that she had " had a great day". We can not wait for our next visit!