Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Snapshot...Purrr...fect



I was inspired by this wonderful post, at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity, so I had to immediately run down to my studio and get this little binder I had painted a number of years ago with the intention of compiling a cookbook for my nieces who became cooks for themselves and that's as far as it went.  But, this Christmas, as one of my nieces has set out on her own, I'd really like to give her the recipes she always asks about.  Thanks so much Trish for the push.  Trish posted this to Beth Fish Reads meme Weekend Cooking and I'm adding it to my Saturday Snapshot hosted by Alyce at At Home with   Books.  I don't think I'll be cutting and pasting my recipes as Trish did, I've got mine in printable format, since the original plan was to put them into a hand bound book (which is a huge challenge and thus not anywhere near finished) So perhaps I'll print off the initial set and send off a monthly version, and keep in touch with a niece that is all grown up. I've added little personal notes at the bottom of my recipes, like the first time I made this recipe, or who gave it to me that sort of thing.  BUT I'm open to suggestions. The front of this book is a canvas covered binder upon which I did a pen and ink drawing, all but one of my nieces are cat lovers so I think they'll be o.k. with this interpretation.

P.S. I'm still struggling with this little keyboard, so if there are strange links please for give me.  It's all too frustrating.  

23 comments:

Uniflame said...

How cute!! <3

Nise' said...

Great idea.

bermudaonion said...

I loved Trish's post too and hoped it would inspire someone in my family. You are very artistic!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a nice idea! Great way to stay in touch. Very cute book :)

Alyce said...

That's adorable!

Trish said...

Heh, what a good idea :)

Anne Bennett said...

You painted that? You are quite talents. Now fill it up, wrap it up and send it! Great idea!

Vicki said...

What a neat idea! Very cute!

Kaye said...

Your cat pic is fabulous. You did a wonderful job painting it. I'm sure your nieces will appreciate the personal effort you put into it.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Irene,
grazie per la tua visita :)
Si, in questi giorni ho molto lavoro... ci sono moltissime spedizioni di calzature da fare prima di Natale, e in fabbrica siamo tutti molto nervosi !
Anche se domani è domenica, dovrò ugualmente lavorare !!!!
Igor è in piena forma :) e sono molto contenta di poter avere ancora con me il mio cane.... sai pensavo di averlo perduto.
E tu, come và ?
In questi giorni stò leggendo :
" 22/11/'63 " di Stephen King.
Baci ed abbracci Myriam :))

Beth F said...

What a great notebook. You painted that? I'm impressed. A great gift for a family member. I think Trish raised the bar very, very high.

TheBookGirl said...

What a lovely, personal gift -- your cat pic is amazing :)

Jake said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I asked all the family members to send me their favourite recipes and they promised but I'm still waiting...

BTW I worked in Mississauga until July!!

I'm following you now.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Adorable! And what a lovely gift...thanks for sharing.

And thanks for visiting my blog.

Lisa said...

That's a great gift! I gave a blank cookbook to my father years ago, so he could compile all of his mother's recipes and his own (he's a great cook) and pass them down.

Here's my snapshot.

edgar said...

Beautiful.
Your personal notes at the bottom of the page add to the warm quality of the cookbook.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What talent you have; so very very cute.

Dizzy C said...

That is so lovely and with the personal touch :)

carol

Chinoiseries said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm sure your niece will cherish this personal gift :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

How about at the end of the recipes add memories you have of them..

Everyone loves memories, especially good ones.

Thank you for the comment you left. I am sad your Mom doesn't remember you. I cried when I read that.

I wanted to give you a hug.
I send you one now.
Love Nita

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another Saturday snapshot participant, what a lovely idea for a gift fro your nieces.
Thanks for taking the time to call by my blog and leave a comment it is appreciated.

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

That is wonderfully adorable, I love it!

Amy said...

What a beautiful idea for a gift! Love it.

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