Creating A Little Golden Book Recipe Book!

While looking around Pinterest yesterday, I came across THIS PIN (click on the link and then the Pinterest picture to go to the wonderfully inspiring website of www.vintagestreetmarket.com ) and then nearly fell running down the stairs to the Studio to get one of my many copies of Twas The Night Before Christmas Little Golden Book to start ripping it apart and glittering the pages. What a fun way to use an old copy of the book and make it into a family heirloom recipe book! This is what is happening so far:

 I removed the pages and started glittering using chunky vintage supplies I had on hand as well as some wonderful yellow extra fine Martha Stewart glitter.

 Then I gathered up some little trinkets:
 And tiny amounts of tinsel garland:
 More Glitter and red and white vellum paper:
 Red, green and gold sequins and some vintage tags:
 This is one recipe I am using that my Mom had written out for me years ago. It was glued onto some red vellum and outlined using that wonderful tinsel garland.

 But this? This is the thing that makes it all come together. An early Christmas gift to myself: A Zutter binding machine! Worth everysinglepenny:
It Makes Holes So You Can Bind Things! And yes, I SHOUTED that at you!
I am really excited about this project and am still in the process of writing out our favorite Christmas recipes and finding some more vintage tiny treasures to add to the book. Will show you the finished project once it is completed, which will probably be within the next few days.