While we have carved a couple of trees before, it has been a few years. Much like riding a bike I guess. After a few minutes it started to seem more familiar.
These were fun projects to make even though there was no paint involved. Also they were basically free, my favourite kind.
If a project calls for wood and paint, I’m in. Could do it all day every day. I call this a door hanger but it can also hang on the wall and will from time to time.
Are you a horse person? Cows and horses kinda freak me out. I think it is their size and the fact that I’m not around them much. Sheep too. And some dogs. Hmmm I starting to see a pattern.
Back again with yet another wood map of Nova Scotia, this time with a compass. We received a request from a lady in Saskatchewan for this map and she asked us to make a compass with her coordinates as well.
I did it!! I made my own basket. That’s what you have to do if you can’t find what you want… when you want it. And I would do it again and just might.
It all started when we received a snake plant from my sister for our anniversary last week. I took off the wrapping and saw it needed to be repotted so I did that but it still looked naked.
Last week I showed you a wood map of NS I did with a lighthouse painted on it. You can see that post here. This last weekend started out as a washout with an abundance of heavy rain. What’s a girl to do?? Paint of course.
One of Jims saw milling buddies makes wooden buoys and on a visit last year he brought one for me. Not long after, I decided it needed some paint, so out came the paint brushes and here it was after my first round of painting.
It was fine. It still looked kinda new and I wasn’t sure how it would take stain so thats how it stayed.
Unable to leave things alone, I decided to revisit the buoy. This time I decided to paint the whole thing. Before I could get to the fun stuff, I had to put a coat of white on.
Then I traced each side of the buoy onto white paper so I could map out what I wanted to paint. I planned on a continuous scene that would wrap all the way around. Talking to Jim, he mentioned how much he loved puffins. So…puffins it is.
I wasn’t sure if I could pull this off but what’s the worst that could happen. Its only paint.
Once I was satisfied with the pattern, I got out a piece of tracing paper and traced the pattern onto the buoy.
It took a few days to paint. I’m not sure where it will end up but here it is…
And a close up…
Wrapping around to the second side…
On to the third side…
Close up of the boat.
The fourth side is just water and sky with a few birds.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately.
This week we add about a dozen new full size woodworking plans to our online store. From outdoor yard art projects to rubber band machine guns, and thousands more, there’s something for everybody. What’s your next woodworking project?
It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to Christmas. Ha…is that cheesy or what? Just kidding anyhow, cause Christmas is my least favourite time of the year. However, I do like making things…and one can never have enough ornaments. Not the store bought kind, the homemade kind of course.