Thursday, December 9, 2010

Eat at Andy's

My dad is a fantastic cook. Everything he makes is delicious but, as his daughters and sons-in-law can attest, his specialty is breakfast. Nobody fries an egg like my dad. And he loves nothing more than playing short order cook to friends and family who visit. He also loves crows. No matter how many humans he might be entertaining, his backyard friends are always fed first. And it shows, the crows in his trees are sleeker and shinier than any others I've seen.

For Christmas I wanted to make him a sign that said "Andy's Diner" or "Buddy's Bed & Breakfast" or something. I was going for a sort of old timey look and I wanted "crow" in the name. I had a ridiculously hard time thinking of something suitable. Andy's Eatin' Crow Cafe? Ew. No. But it all came together. I made it using this really cool wood transfer technique. Mine didn't come out as cleanly as I had expected, but I'm ok with it. It makes it look vintage. I can't wait to give this to my dad. He's going to love it.


  1. That's awesome! But how do you get the words to print backwards from your computer? I have yet to figure that one out.

  2. How fun! I never knew Andy had a thing for crows. So, I'm guessing your parents don't read your blog?

  3. Nope, not so much. My folks are funny like that. But just in case, I did ask them and my sisters to steer clear of mothandsparrow til after xmas. Here's hoping they comply!