Some members of Fabric Doll Art, one of my favorite internet chat groups, have begun a round robin of cookbooks. Each participant is to create a book and choose a theme and send it on it's way to eachother. I need another project like I need a hole in my head, but this one sounded like too much fun to pass up. I LOVE to cook, and especially to collect recipes. :-)
Paper art has NOT been my "thing" in the past. I have lots of paper and stamps and glue and things, but I just haven't really developed the knack of putting them all together in a pleasing way. Sigh... I only hope I don't mess up anyone's book!
This is Sherry Goshon's book. Her theme is coffee. For the first page I painted a coffee cup and journaled a little about coffee, then glued it all down onto a pre-painted page. It's too bad the fiber embellishments don't show up better. They're very pretty.
This 2 page spread holds the actual recipes. They are printed on card stock and stitched onto decorative paper for a mat. I love the little coffee stamp on the bottom of the left hand page. It still needed something, so I added a little more of the fibers and some shell buttons. It's not as nice as some of the things I see in the magazines, but I'm not ashamed of it.