Books For Hope

 Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I had to make a post about this. Isn't this handbag amazing? Spoonful of Chocolate is a great Etsy crafter who makes super pretty handbags, passport holders and page place holders from recycled books!! As a proffesed bookworm I  love the idea. Just discovered her today and her creations made me feel weak in the knees at once. But her story really moved me. Please take some time to read it, it is worth it. You'll love even more her creations. Thank you lovely ladies!

Spoonful of Chocolate Hope was created to help my father save his house. It's a long story, so I'll try to make it as short as possible. My father is a simple man who immigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1969 searching for a better life. Growing up, I watched him build our house with his own two hands, constantly adding things that reminded him of Czechoslovakia. A couple of years ago my mother's brother (Frank) asked for my father to co-sign a loan for a business he was starting. My father wanted nothing to do with it, he had worked hard to get out of debt and didn't want anything in his name. My mother and uncle constantly asked about the loan, until my father finnally gave in.

Uncle Frank is now basically homeless, his business has gone into bankruptsy and is now unable to pay off the loan. My parents are now forced to pay $3,000 a month with a combinde income of $27,000 a year. So I created this site to give my parents 100% of the profits. Wanting to give my father back some of the life he worked so hard on acheiving.



Sian December 1, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog =) Wow, these are amazing!! What a brilliant idea to make handbags like books, two of my favourite things!! =DD

Anonymous,  December 1, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

WOW! those looks so amazing! I love Pride & Prejudice so its even better!

I was wondering if you would join in on my Christmas swap im doing on the blog? It would be lots of fun!

Marja <3

gee December 2, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

oh my those are amazing.
i would love to have the pride and prejudice one.
so lovely..thanks for the post. :)

kate maggie December 2, 2010 at 2:25 AM  

What a fantastic idea! I just bought a journal this past summer actually that was made from an old book. They took all the pages out (but left a few!) and put in lined paper. I thought it was the sweetest idea, and now look at this! genius. I need one of these bags!! x

Giovanna ♥ December 2, 2010 at 4:42 AM  

Such a lovely shop! Thanks for sharing :) Your blog is beautiful!
Boho Market

Victoria / Justice Pirate December 2, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

these are very unique. I remember about 10 years ago someone was selling big vinyl record bags that were so amazing and gorgeous too. I almost made one myself at that time. anyway really beautiful!

Celeste December 2, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

these are adorable- such a fun way to recycle books!

Anika December 2, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

Hi sweetheart, I just found your beautiful blog! I need you on my blogroll asap :) been surfing here, and all with the jane austen, your style and your about me-quote, you had me at hello.

Hi, I am Anika :)

<3 Anika
Twitter: @AnikaSweetface

Anonymous,  December 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM  

oh my! I want that first one!!!

Mariña " La Marquesa" December 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

Que chulos los bolsos libros!!! este verano me compré uno en Uterqüe y años atrás me había comprado un bolso-revista en Roberto Berino :D

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility December 8, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

I've seen these before - love them! Such a great (and stylish!) idea :)

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