Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cupboard Under the Stairs or Hut-on-the-Rock?

In the first Harry Potter book, Harry's original letter is addressed to him at his Cupboard under the stairs, 4 Privet Drive, Surrey address. However, he does not actually GET this letter. Uncle Vernon burns it I believe. The letter he actually ends up recieving is addressed to him when they are hiding away at the Hut-on-the-Rock, The Sea.

So, which one would Harry have? He'd most likely have saved the Hut-on-the-Rock letter as his acceptance to Hogwarts letter, right?

But this letter is not the famous one. It's not the REAL "first" letter. It's not the one with address shown in the movie, and not as well known.

WHICH ADDRESS TO PUT ON THE LETTER and put in Harry's Trunk?!!!
I'm torn.

 The letters can be taken in and out of the envelope, which I left unsealed. I'm thinking I should reprint them on older looking aged paper.

And I made this cool dragon skin covered book.
It's supposed to be "From Egg to Inferno: A Dragon-Keeper's Guide" but I really couldn't figure out how to fit the title on the front of the book without it looking stupid.

So I put it on the title page. When you open the book, you can see it.
There is information on each dragon species and a full 2 page picture to go along with it.


  1. Hi there! I'm replying to a comment you've left on a year old blog post of mine....(because there is no email address on your profile).

    My best advice to you is BE ORIGINAL!!!

    Do not copy other peoples work. And if you are inspired by other peoples ideas, then at least make some feeble attempt to make it your own. No. copying is NOT the most sincere form of flattery!!

    Copying someone's idea and then selling it (as you proposed to do) is pretty much wrong. Not that it stops anyone... But be original! Use your imagination! Daydream! Find inspiration all around you!

    Don't copy. It's really bad form...


    1. Oh no, I wouldn't copy something knowingly that was another artists idea and sell it as my own. But lots of people make potted Mandrakes, many people make mini wands, and I make chocolate frogs (which obviously wasn't my own original idea).

      I'm just beginning this mini venture, so I don't know the ins and outs, rights and wrongs, or unspoken rules of making and selling handmade items.

      I also haven't set up my profile as you pointed out. I'll have to investigate that... I just started blogging too. Sorry!


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