Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Special Potholder & Sculpture in the Botanical Garden

I made this potholder for one of my nieces.  I save ideas from magazines and keep them in a folder.  I recenly found this idea in my folder.  Don't know what magazine or how long ago.  The idea is to make a potholder and embellish it with a special recipe.

 I used vintage fabric from my collection.  This is vintage cotton from Indian Head Mills, Inc.  When I  washed it,  I found that it isn't pre-shrunk since the piece I put in was much larger than the piece I took from the dryer!

The recipe of one of my mother's in her handwriting.  I know my niece will appreciate a recipe from her Grandma.   I think I make a tea towel and embellish with the vintage fabric.  They will be a small Christmas gift with a very special message.

Now for the Botancial Garden

As promised yesterday, here are the photos of the "Whispers of a New World" exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden.  The sculptures are by Carolina Escobar.  She works with steel and resined cloth to create these organic sculputres.  These are only a few of the sculptures.  I hope to go back on a day without kiddos and photograph all the sculptures in the gardens.  Yesterday was a "Kid's Day" with butterflies as the focus but we did encounter these sculptures as we visited the butterflies.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love the potholder you made, Pam! How special! Looks like the time with your granddaughters at the Botanical Garden was a lot of fun!

Tammy said...

The potholder is a great idea - always nice to give meaningful gifts with that added personal touch. The sculptures are very interesting. The weather here is slowly, slowly ever so slowly trying to change. Still hot during the day but at least it's low 90's early afternoon (5:20 pm now) which is much better than 100 something. :) Best wishes, Tammy

craftyles said...

You're bringing back memories of Tucson. We lived there for a few years. Love the potholder with the recipe. Cute!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a good idea to put a favorite recipe in your mother's handwriting on the potholder. I'm sure your nieces will cherish it forever. Such a fun place with all those sculptures.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Love those Organic Sculptures!