I absolutely love carving wooden dolls, and have learned that the dolls have ways of taking me in unexpected directions while I am carving them.
This little bunny was carved from upcycled maple wood- a huge tree in our neighbourhood was cut down and we were given enormous chunks of the trunk.
I knew that a bunny was waiting to be carved from the wood,
but didn’t expect her to insist on a different body than I initially carved….
and then to want to go back to her original body once I had done more carving on it.
This lead me to make some changes and now, there are 2 rabbits, where once there was just one….
I was VERY surprised by this new rabbit, and am delighted with the ideas that she has brought with her!
Luckily, ‘Maple’ Bunny and ‘Surprise Rabbit’ are the best of friends:
I’ve made a tiny video that is all about going with the flow when creating one of a kind wooden dolls.
It also has a slide show showing the step by step process of carving a Maple Bunny’s head.
I hope that you have some lovely surprises and not unwelcome ones!
Take good care ❤