Spoons carved at the end of December 2020 and beginning of January 2021

I have been happily carving more spoons…

I carved a large crochet hook with an owl on it few years ago.

I never used it as a crochet hook, so have turned it into an Owlie spoon….

I did the same thing with a large ‘Fairy Door’ crochet hook that I carved and then didn’t use:

 

This Cedar Star Sisterspoon  had an ooops-

I was tweaking her face and her head popped off! EEgads!

Luckily, I was able to rescue her 🙂 I just couldn’t throw her into the firewood pile after all the hours I spent lovingly carving her!

She will be wearing her blue sweater as long as she exists 🙂

I love this little Goddess spoon that I carved from a blank that my son made for me from a birch log from a dead tree in their neighbour’s yard.

I love having her in my pocket and carrying her around like a friendly pebble. 

I carved the Forest Gratitude Spoon as a song of thanks to all the trees and all that do for for us, but even more for them for just being perfectly arboreally themselves.

I love the trees….

My son cut me a lovely piece of wood from what he thinks is Manitoba Maple. 

This is what I do to get started with my carving:  I draw on the blank piece of wood and sketch in a way that takes into account the checks and splits in the wood.

This one piece of wood has 2 spoons in it…. The Forest Gratitude Spoon, and another one that I am hard at work on, and will show you later when it’s done.

I also made myself some leather thumb protectors after I skewered my thumb with a very sharp pointy rasp.

Ow.

All in all, a fine week’s carving, with a few spoons that became firewood, and one that didn’t and happiness in the ones that are now prompting me to make a shelf for them…

So much fun.

I hope that you are having lovely times, too. 

Happy New Year ❤

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Spoons carved at the end of December 2020 and beginning of January 2021

  1. Lovely, I especially like the trees and the goddess. Have you tried wrapping your thumb in “vet-wrap” as a guard against skewering and slicing?

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    • Thank you! Yes, I have used vet wrap in the past (especially when we lived out in the country and had horses, goats and all manner of other animal companions). I don’t have any right now, and am not going into stores, so am making do with what I have, but vet wrap is definitely on my list for perhaps next summer, if we are able to venture into shops again…

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  2. I love your beautifully carved spoons! Wow!

    Sheila Mayer

    On Sun, Jan 3, 2021, 4:27 PM Tottie Talks Crafts Blog wrote:

    > tottietalkscrafts posted: ” I have been happily carving more spoons… I > carved a large crochet hook with an owl on it few years ago. I never used > it as a crochet hook, so have turned it into an Owlie spoon…. I did the > same thing with a large ‘Fairy Door’ crochet hook tha” >

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    • Thank you so much, Sheila- I am enjoying carving them so much! They bring together so many of the things that I delight in doing and there is a side benefit in that carving them is a lovely antidote to pandemic anxiety!

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