Friday, October 05, 2007

Bunco Babe Recipe Book

This book was put together as a project of our Bunco group a few years back. I got the idea from an article in an issue of Mary Englebreit's Home Companion magazine. There was a spread on a vintage kitchen and the gal featured in the article had made a recipe book for her friends. So I thought "Hummm...maybe we could do this as a Bunco craft." So when it was my turn to hostess Bunco the next time I had everyone bring me (the month ahead) a picture of themselves as a youngster, their mom when she was younger, and a couple of their mom's recipes, or family recipes.
Then when they got to my house, I had pages already cut and put together in spiral books. I went to my local copy store to have the spirals done on the booklets. I had already cut out lots of little pictures to decorate the pages. I used my expired catalogs from Gooseberry Patch for the little pictures. Yes, I spent hours cutting out these little pictures. One could also use stickers to decorate them with, as there are some vintage style stickers out there.
On the front cover I made apron shapes and they could decorate them any way they wanted. I made the books with different color themes so the ladies could pick what they wanted to match their tastes or kitchens.
I chose sage green and beige. On my apron I put some vintage lace across the front, used lace for the straps, and vintage buttons at the corners.
I made labels for the front for each persons book. Then I typed up the recipes and made copies for everyone. I also made copies of all of the pictures so each person got a pictures of everyone else and their mother.
Each book had enough pages for each of the 12 Bunco Babes to have a page for themselves and a page for theri mother. The next post will show what my page looks like.
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Blogda said...

I was Goggling "Bunco", and I found your blog...great stuff! I'm new to Bunco, but I love it! I love your idea for the recipe book, and your's is adorable/ My daughter-in-law's Mom invited me to her group and I can't get enough of it. She told me about this High Rollers Club at, and it's been so much fun! It's not only all about Bunco, but you can set up a great scrapbook with your photo and videos. Love it! Anyway, thanks for the great blog, and keep on rollin'!