Sunday, 7 April 2013

Something Different

I recently had 12 days holiday from work, this is unheard of for me. Usually I take only one week at a time, but I had leave that needed to be used up and decided to take it all at one. This of course left me with plenty of time to craft. I had recently seen some great ideas posted on You Tube  and Kathy Orta has a website where she sells the tutorials. I treated myself to a couple and set about making them. The instructions were well written and the projects were detailed enough to keep me busy for quite a few days. Yesterday I finished the first one, a recipe box for my friend. She has been talking about making a folder for recipes but has never got around to making it. This one includes a folder for recipes pulled out of magazines and an index type arrangement for recipe cards. There is also a drawer to hold a pen and spare index cards. I chose the papers as they reminded me of old fashioned tiles and Delft tiles. She has already seen the box and loves it, I just couldn't let her take it until the finishing touches were added.

The lid lifts and folds in the middle to make a stand so she can put her recipe on while cooking. The rolling pin will stop the recipe from sliding off.

The inside to show the storage area for the recipe folder and card index.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend! I love the little rolling pin, it is quite adorable! I love to cook and collect recipes, great inspiration to make something crafty to hold all of them. Thanks for sharing!