Sunday, October 22, 2006
Are you being served?
This is a glass covered tray that I made for my older sister last summer. I needed a house gift QUICK! I never think of this stuff beforehand, GGRrr. I've had two trays for probably 15 years looking for the perfect application. Whew!
Really bad picture, I know, I was just desperate to snap it before we ran out the door.
The plate is paperpieced onto unbleached muslin, schmear-dyed with coffee grounds. The cup is fused on top with another piece of muslin in between so it wouldn't shadow thru. The recipes are from our mother (upper left), my father's mother (upper right) and my mother's mother (lower right). I somehow have ended up with everyone's recipe boxes! The plate fabric is significant because my father's mother left me all her Blue Willow China.
My sister loved the gift. We all had quite a laugh, my mother was a STICKLER for spelling and she misspelled RAISINS as RAISONS.