Preserving Family Recipes

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Some years back I met someone that wanted to preserve their family recipes that had been handed down. They were also gathering  favorite recipes their children grew up with so they would not be lost until one day they would appreciate them or would want them.

So I gathered up my mom’s and my grandmother that have become familiar and well loved. I included the ones I have made recently and others that my daughter loved as a kid.  Now if you know me I like to be creative when I give a gift whether to family or friends. Have you ever received a gift and you liked the package better than the item?. That actually happened to me this past Christmas. But of course I would not say anything to indicate this.

I looked for a photo album that would fit 4×6 recipe cards. I didn’t want it to be to big or awkward. I wanted to make sure it would fit on shelf and not be oversized.

I found a photo album that fit my criteria. The pages had plastic sleeves that my recipe cards would fit in perfectly.

I like that idea that families that garden together stay together. Based on that concept – my daughter seems to like bird things in her house. So I decided to use that as my theme. I came up with “Birds of Feather, Bake Together”

Then I gathered all my materials and made a mixed media cover to house the recipe cards. Here is picture of what I came up with. I used tape around edges using her favorite colors blue and green.  Assorted paper to make my collage, ink, rubber stamps and rub on letters and then put modge podge over the entire front and back cover. I put the date on front so she would remember when she received this.

I am really happy to report she was really excited with her gift. She loved the cover too! Bingo nice when your daughter appreciates something you made for them.  She also loved this because I left room for her to add some others as time passes by. It seems- she uses the same size card I use. Like Mother like daughter. She’s my daughter. So that all in nut shell for today!

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Calling all Artist

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Still time to sign up to donate a card to to aid help sick children. Registration closes 24th FEB

Please take a minute of your time, can you draw, are you artist or just like to doodle this is nice way to help an organization raise money for those that are less fortunate then us. Surely you can come up with drawing, It isn’t very big its only 16cm x 12 cm on heavy cardstock paper. Certainly you have something laying around that you love to draw or have drawn why not send it off

no rewards, no recognition here, just sweet joy will come to you, because you shared your heart. Hope to see many others help

 Lighting was bad but it is the thought that counts

Owl Gift Bag

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Whooos Birthday is coming up. Cute Gift BAg designed by Mary O @ Prairie Pine Peddler

Whooos Birthday is coming up. Cute Gift BAg designed by Mary O @ Prairie Pine Peddler

There are a lot of cute owl containers or gift bags on Pinterest these day. I decided I wanted to try my hand at one of these cute fellows. This is what I came up with, he is wearing cute vest made out of musical paper.  His eyes are punch from 4″, 2′ and 1/2″ circles. I applied orange nose with some buttons to give the right accents.

Created by Mary O @ Prairie Pine Peddler

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35 picks

This is cool structure that this man has put together and still is working on it. Just came across and thought I would share:

 

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/04/one-man-100000-toothpicks-and-35-years-scott-weavers-rolling-through-the-bay/

program idea?

I recently attended a dinner and musical at the library where I work. They turn the first floor into dinner and place where the musicians can perform. This is regular thing they do every year. This year it was sold out. The circulation desk turns into bar area, where patrons can purchase drinks. The back room was set up for the caterers. The food was set out buffet style. The menu consisted of ham, roast beef, corn dish, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, leaf salad, home made bread, and desert was served too.

This year they had the Legacy Girls from the Chicago land entertain us. It was great.  The vocal trio, Legacy Girls, has been thrilling audiences all over Chicagoland with their musical revues. They will capture your heart with their contagious smiles … http://www.legacygirls.com

It is well worth it, if you need a program, they have many to choose from the one we were entertained with the Andrew Sisters music from the 30’s and 40’s. One of the things that I like was they honored the service men that serviced starting with Army, Navy, Marines. Only one guy stood up for the Marines but the girls went around and shook their hands and thank them for their service, not sure if they were tears that night. But it was a very good show and well worth the money. All the library tables were turned into white table cloth table with name tags telling you where your assigned seating was. It was full house and well received.

Thought I would share

Graphic Arts – Art Show

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P1060540  this is called the Sun, type of insect

P1060539    Crazy Librarian

3rd Place

3rd Place

Here are our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners in the Graphic Art Sections. This included anything but painting, one is colored pencil, collage and another is painting.