So here it is, finally finished and blogged about. I have been working on this craft for almost a year. Finding the time and the materials (most specifically a book I was willing to cut up) proved slightly difficult. I actually finished it right after Christmas but I am not entirely in love with the results so I guess I put off posting pictures of it. I decided to try out some fabric glue gun sticks, but didn't realize they dry a sort of yellow color. I'm hoping to find a sharpie to match the lining and color over the glue someday. I could never get the clasp just right and it is very difficult to close. But I love the idea and the colors of the handle and fabric lining. I already have in my possession a copy of Half Blood Prince ($2 at Goodwill) to make another one. So I guess I can try out some other methods. I looked at so many tutorials to even mention them here, just google book purse and what comes up I probably read, but in the end I just sort of went for it and did my own thing based on everything that stayed in my head after reading. Now I am trying to come up with ideas to use all the pages from the book.