This is an idea for your soft cover.
I write craft books and am presently writing one called from film to
fabric. When I heard of your idea i just had to share this with you.
When my daughters graduated I wanted to make them a quilt with pictures
they drew, report cards, poems and photos but found it hard and
expensive. Until I remembered my grandmother would iron fabric on
freezer paper and then cut out her shapes.
Iron 100 % cotton fabric to Reynolds freezer paper. Trim to 8.5 x 11.
Scan your images. and print them on the treated paper. The freezer
paper makes the fabric firm enough to feed through your printer. Place a
blotting pager on your ironing board. Set the printed paper face down
and press to set ink. Once cooler, remove freezer paper. The fabric
is flexible and we all know how hard it is to get ink out of clothes.
On Tue, 2 Jul 2002 16:07:47 EDT JPasqua342@...
> Hi Group:
> Thought I would share with all of you what I have doing with my
> genealogy and
> Christmas gifts.
> Last year I took all the recipes that I have accumulated, through my
> years of housekeeping and rummaged through my mothers old cookbooks.
> organized and began to put them all on my word processor, adding a
> clip art and came up with a 60 page cookbook. All the family
> favorites are
> in this cookbook along with the names of who gave me the recipe. (
> There were
> a lot of fond memories being stirred-up during this process) I put
> recipes in archival safe page protectors and put everything into a
> covered notebook with a pocket on the front. I made a cover with my
> daughter's name on it along with the title of the cookbook, which
> Carpatho-Rusyn and Family Favorites.
> On Christmas, my daughters were quiet for a moment then realized
> what I had
> given them...................my one daughter who never cooks, has
> several of the dishes in the cookbook. It brought me a lot of
> pleasure doing
> this labor of love for my daughters.
> This year I am presently working on another idea I
> album. With memory albums so popular and with all the genealogy
> info I have
> collected. I have again rummaged through my mothers and my old
> pictures. I
> have a wonderful photo software package on my computer and I am now
> and reprinting the photos.
> I am putting each picture on a memory page and at the bottom I am
> information about each subject, such
> as...........name...........birth and
> death dates..........immigration date............ship
> name..................place of burial, etc.
> So far it looks great. After the pages are complete I am going to
> attempt to
> make a padded album to put it all in........................but if I
> am not
> successful at the album..................there is always Michael's
> Arts and
> Crafts store and purchase one.
> I hope I did not bore you all with my ideas...................but
> will be here in no time and this kind of gift will take a little
> time, but
> it is special and what a wonderful way to keep the memories alive
> for our
> children and grandchildren.
> Have a happy "hot" day...............
> PS These are great things to work on when the weather is like this
> and you
> can't even go out into the garden!
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