Wood carving

Now I may have asthma as an adult, but I do like the idea of one day wood carving.
I have always had an interest from a very young age (from late infant, or early junior school age) of wood carving. I put that down to always seeing my Uncle Joe at work in his shed, carving away.
I would have liked to have watched him longer than I did as a kid, just at the entrance of the shed door, while he was carving inside and asking questions about it. But I did not want to interupt him at his work, or feel I was getting in the way. Especially, because of dangerous machinery and sharp tools. It’s strange, but from a young age, I was very aware that they were dangerous to use, if not used right.

My uncle made beautiful carvings on tables and chairs he made, of mid tone, to dark shades of wood. He was always in there, when me and mum visited them both. (Family on mum’s side.)

My first taster of handling wood was first, or second year in comprehensive school. I remember I made just a simple plain wooden box. But couldn’t take it home. That was the only time I made something from wood and wood work was only for a very short time. (One school term.) A taster. No woodwork class was taught in any other year.

My idea of wood carving is doing it the traditional way of using hand tools. Just like my uncle Joe.

And just like this person, who made this lovely wooden carving:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W_jaHdj0kyc

As I mentioned in a couple of posts, I bought a Dremel multi-tool, for engraving some of mum’s belongings. But I know this could be used for crafting too. But I am not likely to go that route for this tool, as my heart and love is for using hand tools, for wood carving.

Are you a wood carver, or make things out of wood?

Now whether you as a wood crafter and use a traditional hand tool, or a multi-tool, like a Dremel, when it comes to making things out of wood, I would love to hear from you.
Please share what you have made in this post, in the comments below.
Maybe you share your woodwork on your blog? If you do, then please talk about what you have made and share a blog post, to one of your makings.

Anything to do with making something from wood, I would love to hear.


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Blog post re-share: Colouring sheets to spread positivity by Hello Bexa

We have rainbows and other messages showing in windows around the world, to help spread positivity, in this difficult time.

At Hello Bexa, there are some free printables that she has discovered from around the internet, that we can colour in, spreading further positivity. You will find her post here at Hello Bexa.

Other pom pom crafts you could try

Here, I share links to other websites/blogs for pom pom craft ideas. Including the blogger that inspired me to make my bunnies and chick.

 

So there’s a few for you to have a go at if you want to and for anymore, just Google and see what you come up with.

Hello chick

So the same person who inspired me to make my own pom pom bunnies, has also gave instructions on how to make a pom pom chick: https://ourlittleredhouseblog.com/2020/03/21/diy-pom-pom-chicks/

Here is my pom pom chick.

Pom pom chick in yellow colour wool

And my pom pom chick next to my pom pom bunnies I made earlier in the week.

Pom pom bunnies and pom pom chick

 

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Hello bunnies

I have been inspired recently. I made these pom pom bunnies using my craft supplies I already have. It meant I finally used my Clover Pom Pom Makers for the first time, that I have had several years. Yes, I know you can use card, but I wanted the pom pom makers when I first came across them in a craft shop.

If you’d like to make yourself some bunnies, then visit: https://ourlittleredhouseblog.com/2020/03/14/diy-pom-pom-bunnies/ and while you are over at this blog, do take your time to look at other blog posts, as there are some other lovely posts there, including a pom pom chick. (Guess what I am making next later? 😉)

Thank you for the inspiration, Our Little Red House. 🙂

Here are my pom pom bunnies. The brown bunny I made first and just finished my white bunny. I do want to add a pink ribbon bow, around the neck of my white bunny, but I don’t have a long enough piece. I have ordered. But the question is when that will be delivered, due to our current situation.

Brown pom pom bunny

Brown and a white pom pom bunnies

 

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New craft ideas

I like crafts, but for sometime I have not done any. When I am not working, or studying, or what ever else in between, I am relaxing with my cat, Miley, who likes to take my time.  I sometimes cannot even read a book, because she likes to get my full attention when on my lap. 😀
When I have free-time at some point, I would like to get back into my new hobby, crocheting, which has stopped since I shared this post; “Crochet.” I would like to also do some small cross stitching pieces one day, as well as doing some things with pom poms I make like owls for example.

I have also come across a Facebook group called, “Up-Cycled Collective” and I am following the regional group of this, “Friends of the Up-Cycled Collective UK & Ireland.” It’s a mixture of things on both these groups that involve creations from fabric. The idea is to reuse fabric that would otherwise go on a landfill and there are some inspiring creations there. I am interested in one day having a go at braid rugs, or making something from handmade scrap fabric twine, like coasters, or table mats.
Both these groups are closed groups, so you would have to request to join, if it’s a group for you. They are both very welcoming groups.

 

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Crochet

I first revealed here, in this post of learning crochet, by showing you a photo near the end of that post of a small piece I was practising on. Since then, that piece currently looks like this.

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I have really taken to crochet and enjoy it, so I know this new hobby will be something of a regular one. This crochet piece, I shall turn into a small purse, as I did not want to undo my first piece of practise work. I will put a wooden button on the front, when done. I have learnt where I went wrong at the end, which was missing a stitch due to me being tight with the stitches at first and the stitches I have learnt so far the following stitches: slip knot, chain stitch, which is your base for stitches, double crochet, half treble and treble stitch. What a brain exerciser. The only problem I am going to have, is remembering the name to the stitch I know how to do.

Next week, I plan to start a new project. I want to do a striped blanket for my bed in colours that will go with what I already have in my bedroom. I already have some wool, but I may need more later, which is not a problem, as she always has this in. I shall be taking in my iPad to show the blanket I want to create in my chosen colours, as this was the kind of stripes I was looking for my blanket to go on my bed.

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I look forward to doing this project and when I have completed it, I will share in another blog post next year.

 

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