16.5.11

hi everyone,
it seems like it's going to be a rainy week - I don't mind the rain or the grey skies - the only downfall is that the kids can't play outside on the slides and swing - we tried going out in the rain even with rain gear and they don't enjoy it as much.
yesterday I was mentioning to john that we've been at this business for almost ten years and he said that it didn't feel that long and that he felt like we were on a runway and now just taking off. I feel so proud of what we have accomplished together and how we only skimmed the surface and how much further we can go and it gives me such a warm feeling to know that you're out there and that you care and that you listen to my rambles and are so generous and supportive to us - so thank you.
for my sweet piper's birthday (5 months ago) I wanted to give her carved spoon. I had started it and I got busy and then forgot about it. john found the spoon blank in his studio amongst his things and left it on my cutting table - so last night I sat down and decided I am going to dedicate a few hours and finish this late birthday present. I oiled it with linseed oil and beeswax and it's made out of oak. when I gave it to her she had the biggest smile on her face - I hope it's because she sensed that it was specially made for her. If you look closely - it's not perfect - most of my wood carving skills have been only applied sculpturally and this was my first attempt at something functional. the carving is a bit like knitting - slow and mediative - there is more carving in my near future.
enjoy your day friends - thanks always for visiting! xxa.

18 comments:

  1. what a beautiful little spoon, so perfect for her little hands. i carved a spoon years ago and i really want start carving again. thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. I think your wooden spoon is incredibly beautiful! And I think we all have a warm feeling just knowing You are out there in the world making your beautiful creations and inspiring us x

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  3. this spoon is splendid :) I believe kids feel when it is made specially for them, she must know how much love you put inside this spoon, sure!

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  4. Beautiful proportions! I'm sure she'll treasure it and maybe even give it to a little one of her own someday :)

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  5. What a wonderful feeling that is, to have built something so special together... Here's to lots more years of it!

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  6. so perfect and a very special gift for p
    i am excited to see what you will carve next
    and if you are still on the runway, I want to catch a ride in your plane
    xo

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  7. This is such a sweet and special gift, one that is not only beautiful and functional, but holds the many hours of focused attention of the maker in its shape. What a meaningful present!

    Congratulations on 10 years. I can't wait to see what the next 10 will bring.

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  8. you have so many different talents, you blow my mind each time I visit !
    what a very special gift for P, she'll treasure it her whole life, and you can't say that about all gifts. Handmade by her mama, with much talent, and lots of love.
    oxox

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  9. i agree, your talents seem infinite. amazing (and inspiring).

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  10. It actually looks like the most adorable spoon I've ever seen!

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  11. oh my
    this is the sweetest thing ever
    you are so talented! I can't wait to see what else you carve. I'm sure she knows it is special just for her.

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  12. So sweet, and the little hand holding makes it look so much sweeter. Always happy to visit!

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  13. wonderful,
    giving the attention and time to the wood that has taken time too to develop and grow, with a few month's winter pause, just like piper's spoon had a pause ;-)

    x
    greet

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  14. The spoon is perfect! How lucky she is to have such thoughtful parents. And how lucky you are that she seems to appreciate a humble gift like a spoon.

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  15. I adore the spoon. I wish I could make stuff like this...

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  16. John and you are such a fantastic team! Truly talented and accomplished. Congrats!
    That spoon... I'm sure that Piper knows that this is a very special present. :-)

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