Mother’s Day is coming soon, and I have a new design that would make a lovely gift. Â But it involves a small bit of work on your part, and I thought I’d give you a little head’s up in case it was helpful. Â Besides, I’m terrible with surprises.
The long version:
I buy metal in full sheets, and have it cut into the sizes I most commonly use. Â There are always bits and pieces left over at the end (the fractions, if you will). Â Usually just slivers, but sometimes bigger pieces that I stack neatly until I find the perfect use for them. Â I often have a random assortment, so they usually end up as part of a larger collage (like the Letterpress piece).
But right now I have a lot of 3×5 inch pieces. Â And it dawned on me that 3×5 is the size of an index card. Â And index cards are used to write recipes. Â And what sweeter way to capture the memory of your mother or grandmother than preserving her handwritten and butter-stained recipe card in a permanent form?
An etched metal recipe card ~ in mom’s own handwriting
So that’s the idea. Â Your recipe, word for word, stain for beloved stain, preserved in the original handwriting on copper or zinc and displayed on a mini easel. Â I know it’s early. Â Mother’s Day isn’t for like a month. Â But if you celebrate Easter, you’re likely flipping through those sentimental favorites to find recipes to prepare for the holiday. Â Once you’re done cooking and baking, set the card aside and email me a scan or a photo.
* If you want to get a jump on it early, email meÂ your image before April 1st and I’ll offer you a discount in exchange for a sample photo of the finished piece. Â You’ll be able to preview before you purchase. *
Want to wait until later? Â No problem ~ stay tuned! Â I’ll be back in touch with more info as it gets closer.
Take care, and hug your loved ones ~