Every year we try to come up with a new design for a Christmas Ornament. We give them to family and friends. This year we made 64 ornaments.
Most of them have been delivered or are in the mail today.
We knew we wanted a spool ornament. HOWEVER spools are hard to come by..we finally found a whole bunch in an Antique Shop but they were all hardwood. Hardwood is very hard to carve.
Our Son In Law Handy Andy has a wood lathe and he was roped into the making of the spools. These are basswood. We worked long and hard carving on the spools. I can carve the face in about twenty minutes. The first few took hours.
After they were carved they were painted.
All were wood burned with the year. I am pleased. They are not our greatest design..but they will do.
I have two extras that I made to give away. I will throw the names in a hat and I will draw one from the blogspot blog and one from the local area voices blog. To enter just leave me a comment on todays blog. I will draw a name on Wednesday night at 9PM and reveal the winners on Thursday and get them mailed out:)