Monday, June 30, 2008

Recipe Album



A woman in our church has Leukemia and a few weeks ago there was a fundraiser to help. Our women's Bible study, of which she was part, put together a kitchen themed basket for the silent auction and my contribution was a recipe album. I wanted to make something different than I'd done before, and the papers reminded me of vintage aprons for some reason, so I went with large circles for the text. I really like how it turned out! My biggest challenge was trying to figure out what to do with the front of the album, and I finally settled on this. I still think it is a little lacking, but it works with the rest of the album. I used my Purple Onion Designs cutlery set for the window. Here's a look at the whole album...





















Perhaps one of my favorite features is the tabs across the top... I just thought those were fun, printed on matching paper.



I am thinking of adding these as a custom item in my (empty!) etsy shop. My mom made me a recipe book of all the recipes she made for us when we were growing up and I love it. I love having all my childhood favorites in one place, easy to use. And I use that book more than I use any of my other cook books. I love it. So I was thinking that it might be fun to offer these albums in my shop, complete with the buyer's recipes. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? What should such a thing be sold for? I'd love any and all feedback... Thanks!

2 comments:

Angie said...

I think putting them in your Etsy shop is a good idea... I'll bet there would be people that would want that. Esp with their own recipes! (This one turned out really pretty, too)

Jaime said...

I love that! And, I agree, the papers do look kinda like vintagey aprons! Great job!

Are you thinking of selling it with or without the recipes? I think a blank one would sell best (maybe?) because people are always asking me if my paper bag albums are for recipes. They want to put their own inside. I have the plans to make a recipe paper bag album, but haven't yet... :-)

Great job!