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.
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 ❤