We were cleaning out our bookshelves and came
across our Harry Potter book that had fallen apart
(maybe from the fact that all three girls
have read the entire series about seven times each
and carried these books all over the world....literally).
With half of the chapters missing, we all
were silently trying to decide what to do....none
of us could bear to throw it away but
it was completely unreadable!
All of a sudden, Sara said
"I know what to do with it!"
Problem solved! I gave it to her and finished the cleaning the
bookshelf (which by the way,
looks fabulously neat and clean).
The next morning, she
proudly came down with this!
Sara and Ellen took quotes from the book and lined the inside,
then hodge podged the whole book, cover and all.
Sara hot glued fabric on the sides
and braided the strap
and there you have it...a true
"Harry Potter purse"
Sara is sharing it with Ellen but she got
first dibbs to take it to school!
Needless to say....it was a hit!
Not to be left out of interesting, creative projects......
let me introduce Elizabeth's venture! She has
been writing a book for the last year and is around 30,000 words
into it. Any spare time she has, which
is not much, she carries her
"sketch book", laptop and notebook around.
Her sketch book contains sketches of
all the characters along with their attributes
and character descriptions. I personally
have not seen it, as she is very private with it.
But from afar, it looks really cool!
I have read her "rough draft" of the book
and I say with bias, that
it is awesome and she has a real shot
at getting this thing published.
So what is this a picture of? Several weeks ago,
she came downstairs asking for duct tape.
I procured it for her and didn't bother to
ask for what. The next day when I entered her room,
I was greeted with walls of index
cards duct taped all over her room!
She now has so many characters in her book,
that this is her invention to help her keep them
straight! You won't see this decorating style in