Monday, September 29, 2008

A craft and a tag

I have this old hand written cookie recipe of my grandmother's that I kept through the years in a cookbook, and I decided to preserve it in a way that I could display it and look at it as often as I wanted to. My grandmother was very, very special to me and I love seeing her handwriting. I remember when we baked these cookies, many times, how much fun it was to mix the ingredients, the wonderful aroma of them baking, and what a treat it was to eat them. But most of all just the warm, loving, caring feeling of being with her.

So what I did was paint a small canvas with a creamy colored paint.

Next, I mod podged the recipe on to the canvas, and put several coats on top, left it dry, and that's it ~ a little piece of art!

Now I have her cookie recipe displayed where I can look at it often, and remember what a sweet lady she was.

I've also been tagged!

by sweet Donna at madeinheaven.

I have to list lots of things about me. Here goes.

7 Things I plan to do before I die.

~watch my granddaughter grow up

~take a road trip cross country

~travel to Italy

~take a cruise

~win the lottery

~renovate another house

~watch another sunrise at the beach

7 Things I do now.




~thrift shop

~take walks


~get up at 5:00am

7 Things I can't do.

~sleep through the night

~open packaging

~have a day without hot flashes

~read when tv is on

~public speaking



7 Things that attract me to the opposite sex.

~a man in a uniform

~nice smile


~good manners

~loves dogs

~dark hair


7 Things I say most.

~I wonder...

~luv ya

~are you kidding

~where are my glasses?

~oh my gosh

~I need a cup of coffee

~where's my makeup bag?

7 Celebraties that I admire.

~Martha Stewart

~Princess Diane

~Beatrix Potter

~Jackie Kennedy

~Charles Faudree

~Anthony Hopkins

7 Favorite foods.

~caesar salad

~peach pie

~mashed potatoes

~broiled scallops

~mac and cheese


~coconut cream pie

Now I'm supposed to tag 7 people. I'm going to tag everyone who reads this, so if you've read this, you're tagged! Have fun and play along.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful way to save and enjoy a family recipe! I am going to borrow that idea Donna. Thanks!

Jan said...

That is a fantastic way to preserve a treasured recipe Donna. Love it. I love your tag too. Fun to get to know a little more about you.

linda said...

Your craft project turned out great...I love the idea!

Beverly said...

Donna, I love that idea. I hope you don't mind if I use that for one of our family recipes.

I see we both love broiled scallops. Yum!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Absolutely loved what you did with your recipe. My Mom is a fabulous cook but my very favorite thing she makes is her cornbread dressing. I could never duplicate it so the last time she stayed with me for Thanksgiving we made it step by step her way and I finally got it right but you know what? I am going to ask her to write it down in her very own hand writing so I can preserve it the way you did. Thank you Donna!

Happy @ Home said...

Those handwritten recipes grow more precious as the years go by. I love what you have done to preserve yours. I think I will have to give that a try.

Thanks for your recent visit and kind comments.


Catherine Holman said...

What a sweet idea Donna! I love it!

Naturegirl said...

Donna what a lovely reminder of your grandmother and BTW we have much in common reading through all your
"things about you!"
I'll pass on being tagged as I just returned from a month long trip to Europe and this blogging brain needs a rest..I'm sure you understand!
hugs NG

Mimi Sue said...

I love that idea. I had a special relationship with my grandma too. I have some of her recipes in her handwriting. I was going to frame some but this is a better idea. Mimi

lolasmom said...

I love your recipe art! What a great idea :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love this idea! What a sweet way of preserving a recipe and to also have a loving reminder of your grandmother. My grandmother's handwriting was very similar to yours.

Cool facts! I LOVE Coconut Cream Pie, too. Guess I watched too many episodes of Gilligan's Island - how about you?