The last of the show and tell photos will go over into September as they were just a few and today I am heading off to the farm for a few days. So thanks to Jane I can go as this post was put together already with a beautiful project from her.
This is something lovely to do for our own kitchens but also for a beautiful gift. It could be family recipes to hand down to a Grand Daughter, budget recipes for a friend who needs help with cooking or a kitchen tea/bridal show gift. I really need to do this as I made recipe cards years ago and I have so many new things I make that need to be recorded in one place.
Jane started transferring recipes from her notebooks to cards that she printed from Jes' site, Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth. The cards can be found here. They are just gorgeous.
Jane had looked and found ugly cards in a box for $25 and thought no way so she made her own!
Notice the beautiful handwriting!
It turns out the size of the cards is just right that they can go into a photo album and this will protect them. Jane also laminated hers and another option would be to cover them in contact.
Finding a nice album just right was the next step! She found this lovely one at The Reject Shop which is a cheap store. We also have that store here so I will have a look. Otherwise try a similar dollar type store.
Then Jane bought dividers so she could add sections and make recipes easy to find...
She used these tabs to set up her album. I really like this idea.
In the back of the album is a pocket originally intended for negatives and this is just right for holding spare blank cards for future recipes you might like to add to the collection.
I just love this project! Jane your cards and album are just beautiful!
I thing these would be the most gorgeous treasure, keepsake, gift.
Imagine if we could copy handwritten recipes from our Nan's, Mums and other family and give them to all the daughters and grand daughters!
Thank you so much Jane! You have been a huge help to me today!
Feather your Nest Friday will be on the weekend as I will be coming back from the farm later Friday I think. So it will be late but I am really hoping to have a lot of good things to report. My shopping (with needing nothing in mind) got me some 80% bargains to work into the menu plan! All I bought was bacon, salmon and pepperoni. (And milk!) I got these all at $2 a pack. Menu planning is really paying off!
I hope your week is going well! I am heading off, it is a lovely sunny day so it will be a nice drive. See you on the weekend! xxx