envelopes for letters that I write (believe it or not, I'm among the dying breed that sometimes still handwrites letters!)
The third loss came when the two year old found a pair of scissors and decided to shred the pages of Raining Cats and Dogs which was a delightful and very well illustrated book of idioms. There are some pages left with which I could do something crafty I'm sure... but it really is a book that needs to be appreciated in its whole; a single page out of context just won't carry even half the charm as the whole thing. Still, I'll hang on to it and toss it in my scrap paper bin for a while at least.
A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog which is one of my very favorite wordless books out there featuring one of my favorite illustrators, Mercer Mayer. So that was fairly depressing. The book is too small to make envelopes with and I suppose I could matte and frame a series of photos... it would be lovely artwork in a child's bathroom or even bedroom... or I could use the images for gift tags, address labels on packages or mod podge them onto some blocks or a piece of furniture... hmm, here's a sweet bunting idea... what else? I suppose that when it comes to repurposing books, there's quite a bit that can be done. Ideally though, books are best left in their original form. Time to go write a check to the library... *sigh*... the pain of being a bibliozealot can be fierce indeed.