Monday, September 28, 2009

5 in 5

while mark and uncle tom were on their pilgrimage to The Prairie Home Companion show out in MN, aunt karen and I were able to get in some dedicated crafting time! she set up shop on the dining room table, and I found a comfortable spot on the kitchen counter. it's fun crafting with others. seeing how they do things vs. how you do things. I love to stand when I paper craft; she likes to sit; but we both love the process. and it was oh so good to crank out the projects and clean up an entire bench of crafting mess!
so now for the "5 in 5"- 5 finished projects in 5 posts!

first up-my Recipe Binder.
this recipe binder is a copy of lisa's recipe binder library. during one of my trips out to visit, she pulled out her recipe binders (notice the plural...indicates many!), and I was hooked on the idea. a single place with a single format for all the recipes you want at your fingertips! I'm sure she'll share her binder library with you, but for now my one binder finally has a fun, 'make me smile' decorated cover!

I started the cover creation by painting the chipboard title letters white.
then choose a favorite paper for the cover from my stash.
I cut the paper to fit into the front sleeve, adhered the title, and called it done.

at lisa's recommendation, I found the binders and page protectors at staples. I print my recipes out on white card stock and slide into protective sleeves.

and today, I pulled out this finished project (all but continuing to add great recipes) and made no bake cookies! it was oh so sweet!

thanks for sharing all your great ideas and recipes lisa!


At Home Mommy Knits said...

I'm a big fan of the recipe binder. I have one of my own to keep track of all my recipes too. Yours is really cute :)

Heather said...

That is the cutest binder! Must make getting your self ready to cook a real joy :). Thank you for sharing

stitching under oaks said...

LOVE IT! I'll need to redo my covers...yours is so fresh and upbeat. It'll look great sitting on your counter. I'll be back looking for projects 2-5! Thanks girl!

a friend to knit with said...

you are soooo good. honestly. i want to stand next to you and craft!!!

larissa said...

i love the cool binder cover! the way you split the letters is brilliant! reminds me of modern art. and I like to stand when i craft too - and sometimes(when no ones home) I like to eat standing up at the sink! can't wait to see the other 4.