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Family keepsakes

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Preserving Recipes

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Embroidered Tote Bag Keepsakes

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Tabitha Geary's Memory Cafe Scrapbooks

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Framed Family History Keepsakes

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Heirloom Family Tree in a Glass Dome

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A random assortment of family keepsakes, from a grandfather's spectacles to a baby's christening spoon, takes on a cohesive, deliberate look that's almost Victorian when encased in a delicate glass dome. The little tree is a lightweight branch bought from a florist, then spray-painted matte gold and held upright with epoxy.
Materials
  • Handsaw
  • 18-inch manzanita branch (or use branch from yard)
  • Glass dome and wooden base
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray paint
  • Epoxy
  • Name-tag templates
  • Fine-tip pen
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Family curios and keepsakes
  • Museum wax
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Family Recipe Scrapbook

Steps:5
A recipe scrapbook safeguards fragile original cards, preserving handwritten notes along with ancient spills and spatters. Photos of family gatherings at the table -- and stove -- complete the story. On the following pages are five steps to organizing cherished old recipe cards as well as recent favorites.
Materials
  • Blank book with acid-free pages
  • Glassine envelopes
  • Adhesive tape
  • Metal straightedge
  • Cutting mat
  • Utility knife
  • Glue
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Dollhouse-Trim Frame How-To

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Family Recipe Album

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Family Dessert Book

Steps:3
When you were young, cookies, birthday cakes, and holiday treats may have seemed to appear magically from your mother's kitchen. Now you know they took time, planning, and recipes. Preserve those memories by gathering your favorite dessert recipes into a book to share with your siblings.
Materials
  • Paper
  • Baker's twine
  • Sewing needle
  • Bone folder
  • Optional: Archival adhesive
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