Well, recently, my mother-in-law had her Butterscotch Cookie Recipe chosen as one of the twelve Best Holiday Cookies by the Baltimore Sun and soooo...it seemed like the perfect time to make some recipe tea towels myself! After receiving the email that her recipe was one of those that was chosen I thought...(light bulb flashed!) recipe tea towels would be great gifts for the family!
I didn't actually have her handwritten recipe on a recipe card as the original did, but I did love the recipe card look. So, I made my own recipe card first with PicMonkey... To make the recipe card I simply uploaded a white screen into picmonkey. Then, within the School tools I turned my white screen into lined paper (with approximately 66% saturation and 27% fade). After my "paper" was made I typed in my recipe using the La Belle Aurore font to give the handwritten effect. Next I added a simple edge border (with only an outer border, size ~17). I added the blue ribbon as a fun little added touch (ribbon is in the School tools as well, under the awards tab).
Once I was happy with my "recipe card" I uploaded it to Spoonflower to turn it into fabric! Very exciting, my first fabric! I had to play around with size, etc., making the file quite big (by resizing) and cropping it so that I could fit four "recipe cards" on one yard of Linen-Cotton Canvas. I will be honest, this is the part that took me the longest. You can check out the instructions on Spoonflower for help, but I didn't really use them I just used trial and error. Even then I didn't get it perfect, I had about 1/4 of two more "recipe cards" that I had to cut off, but this is what they looked like... Next, I cut them apart, hemmed the edges and added a ribbon loop at the top. From a yard of the linen-cotton canvas I got four tea towels that were approximately 22" x 17" after they were all hemmed up.
It was such a fun project to make. Even more fun to watch everyone receive their recipe tea towels.
It was such a special surprise!
"A major award!"