Wonderland Mushroom Tea Book
Welcome dearies! What would a mad tea party BE, without a recipe book for mad mushroom tea, to take to the party! I've made a little book to hold recipes for mad mushroom tea, and have begun with one recipe which is a very old family treasured brew! I'll be collecting more recipes to put in the book, so if you know of any please feel free to leave it in the comments section and I'll add it to the book.
Here is what the little book looks like so far:
It's the front cover and it looks oh so boring right now. I'll be adding a title a bit later. Let's open it:
Okay that look a bit more interesting. There's an advert for the publishers, and an illustration showing a wee mushroom. It's a beginning anyway. Let's see if there is more:
Oh, it's a closer look. Well let's get even a bit closer. What kind of mushroom is this anyway?
Is there more? Oh! it's our first recipe (my own!):
This little book is made in the 'piano hinge' style, using three large pine needle sections from a species of large pine tree somewhere in the U.S.A. The cover paper is hand made Japanese paper using plant fibres and leaves, as you can see. Inside paper includes hand made sumi-e Japanese paper, and two sheets of used tea bag paper (my favourite.) The mushroom is painted using acrylic paint and stickers help make it kind of fancy looking. The spine is adorned with a mother-of-pearl button and two copper-coloured sequins just for fun.
This will be my giveaway. I'll be adding things to the little book (hopefully your own family recipes for mad mushroom tea.) Just leave a comment below and I'll do the draw in one week (so, next Saturday 20th July, 2013.)
Remember, to pop by to the beautiful Vanessa to view her gorgeous offering of delicious eye candy, and to see all of the participants in this wonderful mad tea party 2013! Ta! Love you all, Norma, x