I am the first to admit that I procrastinate ... in this case it lead to what I hope is a happy young man on Christmas. Did you know that there is not much Harry Potter stuff out there anymore? I wanted to add something HP just as a nod to my 10 year old grandson who likes the books, and is almost done reading the entire series. Trips to several stores were fruitless, other than seeing HP Legos, which were a bit spendy for this project's bottom line.
Several people have told me, late this week, that I should have gotten on Amazon or at least Ebay ... well I didn't and since my grandson is now headed out of town with his family its ever lastingly too late. Then ... duh duh ta duh ... I saw my witch, above, sitting by the stack of small old books and thought 'Those look like her spell books.', and an idea was born. I decided to make my grandson a spell book with some Harry Potter references. The finished book is shown to the left.
I included several references to Hogwarts, the train, the teachers, the uniform, and other elements from the books, without using official licensed images.
I am actually, as always, indebted to Graphics Fairy for most of the images. The captions and 'stars' are compliments of my 'type style letter stamp set'.
I glued images, and recipes for potions on every set of pages, and they filled about half the small book. I then used the pointing hand, a favorite GF image and a notation to indicate that the rest of the book is for him to fill with his own 'spells'.
I asked my daughter Emily (the one who lives in our basement apartment with her husband and baby) if she thought he would like it. She said it would definitely be either a huge hit or a miss ... Well, I guess gifting is always a gamble. Cross your fingers for me, will you?