Friday, August 24, 2012
Recipe Holder - pinterest inspired
Have any of you seen this pin?
A friend of mine pinned it, and I repinned it thinking it a fabulous idea, if fabulously tacky. It's been floating around in the back of my head for at least a few days. I was trying to think of ways to make the hanger not look like a hanger. I know, it's perfectly functional, but... I don't like it. I also don't like my recipes getting icky.
I used to keep my recipes in one of those static page photo albums. The clear laminate protects the recipe from kitchen effluvium, and they're easy to rearrange. The only aggravation I have with those is you can't easily flip the recipe over. I like to jot notes about alterations, substitutions, additions, and their results on the back of a recipe. Sometimes the recipe is just too long to fit on the front of a card. Sometimes I have two related recipes on one card (i.e. I have a recipe for two cupcakes, and on the back of the card I've got recipes for two servings of icing). So, the static pages are a mixed blessing. Something else I tried was just a binder with clear page protectors in it. But that doesn't let me put more than one recipe in a pocket, unless there's nothing written on the back of either one. Same problem. So I like the concept of the hanger... just not the execution.
B likes to make things with wood. He usually has scraps leftover. I am a pack rat, and he's not always great about picking up his leftovers, so we have quite a lot of odd scraps of wood floating around in the storage room. They also lay in the yard for a while before my inner pack rat wins out over my desire for him to clean up his own messes, so some of the bits of wood are pretty weathered. I like weathered!
I thought about painting it, or using stencils to make the writing a bit neater. But I decided that i would probably forget about it out drying and never finish it. Really, my brain is that bad these days! Besides, it fits right in with my bag drying line and my laundry sign, which are neither one very frilly, just twine, boards, and in the case of the laundry sign, a bit of paint.