I know AmyCavy has received, but she has been caught up, so I thought I would post pics of what I sent her. They are not the best photos and the flower insisted on being included!!
We have both been sorted into Hufflepuff and Herbology is both our favourite class. On browsing through her pinterest page, she had lots of art journals, so this started life as in idea for a herbology art journal.
I made the little box and decorated it and stitched, assembled and covered the 3 little books. I did start off hand writing the pages, but after doing 2 I realised that I was never going to get it finished, so I created all the pages in photoshop. It took me about 4 evenings research to gather all the information.
The little box and the books - each little book is about 3.5" square.
The side of the box has the Hogwarts crest and the front has the crest and name and the following text "Awarded to first year students who show outstanding ability in Herbology".
The three volumes are Trees, Fruits and Plants. Each book has a general pic, "Study of Muggle Herbology" and the volume number and name, which is also repeated on the spine.
Just a couple of the pages - I didn't take photos of them all! Each page has the common name and latin name and family, a botanical style print, a "normal" pic and sections on general uses, health uses, magical uses and mythology. It would take me forever to list all the websites I used, but a lot came from wikipedia.
Where there are more than one "type" of the tree or plant, I chose the latin name for the one that we generally find in the UK.
I had so much fun researching and making these little books, but by the end I had looked at them so much, I wasn't sure whether I liked them or not!! I gave my partner the option, if she didn't like them, that I would craft something else, but she did like them, so all was good. Now, with a bit of space, I have realised that I am actually quite proud of how they turned out.