I have a good friend who goes nuts when I tear apart a book for an art project.
I won't say that I was driven by that fact, but I did hope she'd be pleased that I used the elements from this one book in three projects.
They are for a gift.
Except they're not for her.
They're for my friend and step mom who is a wonderful cook and is always copying a recipe.
There's a hand-written recipe under the green glass that was on one of the blank pages of the original book. Glued between the glass and cover and surrounded by a leather cord, it may dry (revealing the printing) in . . . oh, say . . . FIVE years.