Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Recipe Book

Hi there ... How's your week going?

It's challenge time at City Crafter once again and this week we have Anna hosting for us 
Anna is asking that we make a project related to the kitchen
(e.g.apron, cupcakes, kitchen utensils, recipes)


I don't know about you but I tend to keep pieces of paper with my favourite recipes all over the place ... promising to file them somewhere...sometime
Well this challenge pushed me to make a book to finally store these recipes ... 


I used an inexpensive flip photo album to make this ... took me a long time to print all my recipes onto blank postcards but it was worth it ... In fact I've started another book as I filled this so quickly - blame Pinterest!


I made a pocket inside the front cover to hold conversion charts which I printed and laminated to keep them clean - I guess I'm hoping that there'll be no excuse for my DH not to cook once and a while


All the papers and embellishments came from my stash - those stickers I've had for a long time


of course I needed somewhere to put the books ... and I found the perfect container


A vintage radio tin which I picked up for £1.25 in the post Christmas sales ... it was filled with creamy toffees which were delicious 


I love this tin and it looks so good in my kitchen and now all my recipes are to hand

our Guest Designer this week is a very talented lady -
Hop over to the blog to see her lovely creation and those from the rest of our team

I'm still on holiday so forgive me for not visiting your blogs for a while - I hope to catch up with you soon ... 

Have a lovely week 

Till soon

~ Ros ~









18 comments:

Charlene said...

So perfect Ros!!! I love it!! And the radio container is the perfect compliemt to the recipe book!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic project Ros! Great mix of patterned papers and LOVE the awesome recipe box! What a great find!

keren said...

What an ingenious idea. I have a boring notebook with my fave recipes in but yours is beautiful and so gorgeously done. May have to borrow this idea ( love the tin too!) X

Ira Huberts said...

I'm totally excited about how you made your recipe book Ros! Love its great retro feel and I'm absolutely positive this will make cooking/baking only more fun! Especially with this superb radio container in your kitchen, it's a real treasure! Have a lovely evening, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Well worth all of the time! Wish I had my Mom's recipes! And that radio tin is just FANTASTIC, Great project!

Stella said...

OMG; You are a very talented crafter. A recipe album that looks wonerful. I never ever would have thought of a flip over album; the idea is brilliant. An I right when I am seeing Melissa Frances papers and stickers. They are the perfect addition for a vintage look. That radio made my jaw drop. And again a wonderful way to repurpose. I am impressed and in love.
XXXXX

Linda R said...

Such a great idea.. Love the Vintage box to store them in. Too cute.

Hope all is well with you Ros..

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh this is fun Ros! I happened to altered a recipe box for Clare too! Oh my, that vintage radio for less than 2 pounds, I would buy it for 10, so pretty!

Lynnda said...

WOW.... what a brilliant idea Ros.... This mini recipes album! And I heart that container !!! So retro!.... Nice ! Hugs... x

Jinny Newlin said...

So, stinkin' fun, Ros! And that tin is PERFECT!

Sylvia said...

What a fun recipe book, Ros, love the 50's feel!I hope you are enjoying sun in Majorca today!Happy Wednesday!







Diane said...

I LOVE this....so cute and creative and what a great idea...I swear, you always have the BEST ideas!!!! Love the tin, too...how cute is that!!!!!

Heidi said...

Great project Ros!
That vintage box is perfect:)
Beautiful work.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ein wenig hiervon & davon said...

Such a great idea! I like the radio also, looks nice!

Maria said...

Fabulous mini recipes album! And, I LOVE the vintage radio tin! What a great find!:-)

Anna Rogalska said...

Totally awesome Ros!!!

Tracy said...

Oh wow I love that box! Total vintage cuteness. Your little books look so neat and tidy. Mine are all over the place. LOL. Hugs!

Manuela said...

Hi Ros, this tin looks awsome, love the retro look! so cool!
and wow a lot of work and love inside here, your project is very beautiful!

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