Thursday, February 12, 2009

TWO RECIPE BOOKS COMPLETE!










I have been working diligently on the family recipe books. As many of you know my step mom died this past October. So I got her recipe box from my Dad and made copies of her recipes. Most of them were written in her own handwriting - so that is why I copied them. I wanted to make them as personal as possible. I have successfully completed two of them tonight. All the insides are complete on the rest - I just need to finish the covers on the rest. Whew! I have enjoyed doing it and hope that all her siblings enjoy it. I also made one for her kids and my siblings. And, I also made one for her very best friend that she worked with for many years. I adapted the covers from the very talented Renee. Please go check out her blog - she is so talented and awesome. Her Paper Bag Albums are such an inspiration to me - she is truly an artist! Creative Paint & Paper

25 comments:

all4sydney said...

WOW!! I love it!!

Tanya said...

Great idea for the recipe books - I might have to "borrow" some of your family recipes, I bet they're fab!!

Cassie said...

This would probably have to be one of the most wonderful gifts a person could receive. I imagine that a lot of happy tears will be shed when you give these gifts. What a wonderful way to remember your step mother.

Leah said...

Wonderful project Jacque! They look like they turned out beautiful!

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

What a wonderful memory you've created.

Kristen Hermanny said...

These are great. What a wonderful way to showcase the favorites, and all the memories!

Happy Valentine's Day
And have a great weekend!

xx

Allies Creative Designs said...

Wow, you don't know how I love cookbooks. This is so cute and what a great idea. I love it. I might want to exchange some recipes. The family is going to be so surprised and what a fabulous gift!!!!
Allie

Wendy said...

That's a nice recipe book!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a fun project!! What a fab idea too!! :) TFS!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

jdmommy said...

Thhis is fabulous, and what a work of love!! TFS!

Chris said...

Such a wonderful idea Jacque, I love your recipe book and the fact that your family will have a treasured keepsake, such a sweet gesture from you and I love it. Chris :)

Julie said...

Wow love the paper bag album looks great.

Sonya said...

Great job! I have some of my beautiful,mum inlaws recipes, handwritten as well, and have been planing to pop them into a special keepsake since she passed away 5 years ago! Seeing your wonderful book has inspired me into action, I have the recipes sitting by my scanner now! LOL, now for the next step.... Totally love your book!

Mary said...

Oh sooooooo cute. Love it.

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow, these are awesome!

Peggy said...

Beautiful Jacque, your family is going to cherish this forever.
xxx Peggy

Liza said...

This is a wonderful idea, so personal and a great way to remember your stepmother. Just beautiful Jacque.

Liza x

karenraye said...

I love your recipe book pages. I have been collecting embelleshments to do the same even though I don't have many recipes yet, I thought I could start small and not be so overwhelmed. Yours are beautiful!

Pinklilac said...

Wow Jacques this is beautiful the family will love them, I just love the pig he's so cute.
Hugs Linda

mandysea said...

Your work is soooo professional!! I Know I've said it before - but your attention to all the little details is extraordinary!!
Just gorgeous!

Renee G said...

really nice rememberance...you did a good job!

Zoe said...

Hello Jacque, Wonderful idea making a recipe book and putting the pig image on it.
love
Zoe
xxxx

DomesticDivasFancy said...

I have been wanting to do a recipe book like that. My grandmother was in the process of handwriting recipe books for us granddaughters before she passed in December so I think that I am going to finish them for her to give to the other granddaughters, this gives me some inspiration to do them...Thank you for that!

Linniepink said...

what a fantastic idea for a keepsake wonderful gift
linniex

sylvia said...

what a lovely idea! and what a great present it is!
hugs sylvia