Friday, November 8, 2013

Recipe Books

I keep my favorite recipes on 4x6" cards in a pair of little two-ring photo albums.  My recipes have fit in these two binders for decades but now they're stuffed to bursting, and I have more recipes I want to add.  I looked for new binders in the past two years, but I couldn't find this size and style anywhere. 

Then I came across a how-to video on making a mini-album.  The materials were easy to find (although it took a while to get a punch to make the holes) and the finished album was exactly what I was looking for.  I bought the card stock before we moved, but never had time to make these until the quilt was finished.

I finally got the chance last week.  Of course I modified.  I used cloth instead of paper on the outside and adjusted the size to match my current binders.  I thought the spine was a little wide after I made the first one (I kept the original width from the video), so I trimmed the subsequent ones by 1/4".  

I like the way they look.  We'll see how well they hold up with use.  I'm a messy cook, so these will no doubt be doused with all sorts of ingredients.  Now I need to print out all the recipes I couldn't fit in the old books!


2 comments :

  1. Creative! I like how cute and well organized they turned out. I keep all mine in a standard three ring binder - functional but not really anything to look at.

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  2. I like this idea a lot. Beautifully done. Kudos.

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