Woodworking (Page 2)

Now that spring has sprung, our pond has come alive! Reeds and lily pads, ducks and water lilies… not to mention our newest addition… frogs! In my humble opinion, every household needs its fair share of frogs. Literature would back me up on this. Think of how many fairy tales, poems andRead More →

Here is our sweet little set of Wooden Ducklings to go along with our Book Nook – Have You Seen My Duckling? Just like the book, I made 1 Mama and 8 little ducklings. (Notice one curious duckling has gone off on his own!) I then made 2 clumps of reedsRead More →

I was hoping to get more “words” done today, but alas, I didn’t. Tim cut out and sanded a stack of blocks for me… enough to write a novel if I’m so inclined 🙂 I did get a chance to write up the instructions. They are very easy to makeRead More →

NOTE: For more photos of Wooden Christmas Blocks, check HERE! If you can cut a piece of 2×4, you can make this project. BTW… even if YOU can’t cut a 2×4, many lumber yards are willing to do it for you for a nominal fee. Use your imagination to share greetings and messagesRead More →

I have got about 3 minutes before my house is invaded by the grandbabies for our weekly bagels and corned beef. BUT, I just finished these blocks and I LOVE them. I plan to fill my house with “words” this Christmas. Besides the normal MERRY CHRISTMAS, PEACE and JOY, IRead More →

Here is our second variation of our Christmas Tree Applique Block. Because art is suppose to imitate life… we’ve mixed our Wooden Pine Forest in with our Wooden Autumn Forest! (We will have a winter scene closer to Christmas with snow and decorations!) But for now, it is still autumn inRead More →

We had a very busy weekend, tons and tons of fun… but we were exposed to lots and lots of people. Michelle and I assumed SOMEONE would stumble upon a bug this weekend… and, as it turns out, the first to fall was BUG. He came down with a tempRead More →

To make this apple orchard you will need to use a scroll saw, a dremel and a drill. I am a VERY novice woodworker, and have no tips or suggestions for how to use this equipment. I’m learning as I go, trying to be as careful as possible, but wouldRead More →

So, here’s what happened… Michelle and I were talking about birthday gifts for Pixie… she’ll be three next week. We were at a couple of our favorite natural toys sites. Michelle’s children have many of the Ostheimer and Holztiger wooden figures but they need some accessory pieces… “We want aRead More →

The directions to make these wonderful "building blocks" are found in the following three blogs. Step 1 – Cutting the Wood Step 2 – Painting the Wood Step 3 – Finishing the Wood Despite the length of the blogs, they really are quite easy to make, and a relatively fastRead More →

  THE DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING THESE BOOKS INCLUDING CUTTING, PAINTING AND FINISHING CAN BE FOUND  HERE.   After several weeks of felt work, I’m getting a bit antsy and I need to change medium. I’ve been craving a little wood in my life…am I alone or are there other folksRead More →