By Karen Cushman

Enthusiasts of Karen Cushman's witty, fulfilling novels will welcome Meggy Swann, newly come to London together with her purely pal, a goose named Louise. Meggy's mom used to be blissful to be rid of her; her father, who despatched for her, doesn't wish her in spite of everything. Meggy is appalled through London,dirty and noisy, choked with rogues and thieves, and hard to get round in—not that obtaining round is ever effortless for somebody  who walks with the aid of sticks.Just as her alchemist father pursues his nice paintings of reworking base steel into gold, Meggy unearths herself pursuing her personal transformation. Earthy and colourful, Elizabethan London has its darkish aspect, however it additionally has presents in shop for Meggy Swann.

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Net-Covered Page 1. To make a different kind of tuck-in page, stretch the net bag over a page of the scrapbook. 2. 3. 4. Staple the net in place around the page. Trim off the excess netting. This page is perfect for tucking in things like bird feathers and flowers. Notes can also be tucked into the netting by the corners. 5. Simple words can be woven into the netting on the page using pieces of twist-ties or colorful pipe cleaners. Try adding some tuck-in pages to your scrapbook. 29 A scrapbook journal is a book that uses photos, drawings and other clips, and memorabilia to illustrate the written entries.

To display the pages just stand the box and lid on end with the paper strip stretched out between them. 9. Larger box scrapbooks are perfect for saving bulky items such as a special seashell or pebble or a small party favor. You might want to add a couple of pockets (page 21 or 22) or staple in some zip-to-close bags to hold bulkier items. The size of your book will depend on the size of the box you use. This idea works just as well with a small jewelry gift box as it does with a larger box such as a shoebox.

4. Open the page. Cut pieces of ribbon to the height of the page. 28 pipe cleaners 5. Weave the pieces of ribbon in and out through the slits in the page. Continue weaving ribbon across the page until the page is full of ribbon strips. 6. Trim the edges of the ribbon so that they are even with the ends of the page. Glue the ends of the ribbons in place to secure them. 7. Slip the corners of cards and photos between the woven ribbon and the page to hold them in the scrapbook. Net-Covered Page 1.

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