Having fun with wood spoons :-)

I wood burned some more spoons!  This time with an owl theme :-)  I also added some necks to my 1920’s spoon people because my brother said that they looked like they had fat necks :-\  

If you have any other ideas or themes that you think would be cool on wooden spoons or coasters or trivits please share them with me :-)


1920’s style wooden spoons

Yesterday I was at the store and saw a package of wooden spoons. I knew instantly that I wanted to wood burn on them! Any blank piece of wood is like an open canvas for me  :-)

The image I had  in my mind was 1920’s flapper style or a French style and this is what I came up with :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think that these would look really cute in a French style bon appetite kitchen :-)  I am still pondering how much to price them for in my shop.

Bethlehem background

I updated how I wood burn my Bethlehem background on my  Nativity puzzles:-)

I really like how this one turned out.

I am already getting quite a few orders for my Nativity puzzles. In past years I did not start getting orders until November.  I guess people want to be prepared for Christmas this year :-)

You can find my Nativity puzzles for sale at my Etsy Store here.

 

Easter Eggs with Words of Affirmation

I Just thought I would show you all some of what I have been up to lately.  I made a custom order of eggs this week for one of my Etsy customers :-)  She got a set for each of her daughters and herself.  I wood burned the words of affirmation and designs and then painted and polished the eggs to a smooth shine :-)

Here are some pics closer up.  
I love how they look so simple and cute!  

                     

Wooden Easter eggs!

I have a new batch of eggs I wood burned yesterday to add to my Etsy store :-) I will be painting them today and hopefully have them ready for my store tomorrow!

This is one I am still working on.  I need to wood burn the flower petals.(which takes a lot of time and concentration!)
I also picked up these wood boxes at the dollar store and thought it would be fun to wood burn designs on them.  The design on this one is All about my Mom :-)  She loved Lilacs and nature.  I do too :-)  
I can’t wait to paint all this stuff !

More Russian dolls and a Menorah puzzle :-)

I have decided that I must have an have a thing for Russian dolls because I keep making them!
This set is a mother and her two girls.  I have learned that groupings look better in an odd numbered set.  So I made this one as 3.  Typically Russian dolls come in groups of 5.  I actually have a set of 5 that is wood burned and ready to paint, but it is in my church bag because my 3 year old loves to play with them all the time. So I never get a chance to finish them :-)
 I hope you all are not getting tired of my little wood projects that I seem to be addicted to lately.  Maybe I will try something new soon.  Anyway back to the dolls.
I should have taken a picture of these wood dolls before I painted them, but I did not think of that until after I had painted them :-/ Anyway I woodburned the designs and features and then I water colored it and sealed and buffed them.

This set is larger.  You can see how big they are from the picture above where I am holding them in my hand. This set would be a cute decoration in a kids room or they can play with it. The smaller ones would be easier to play with though.
The mother looks kinda ornery huh, but I decided I would make this set more realistic :-)  I was trying to show how Russian  pheasants really looked and felt. 

Another project I have been working on is this custom order from my Etsy store.  A lady liked my Nativity puzzles and wondered if I could make her a Menorah puzzle.  It was a lot more complicated than I thought it would be, but It turned out pretty I think.

How it works is there is a space under each candle for a chocolate coin and it is like a advent where each day you pull out a candle puzzle piece and then you set it in an upright position and eat the chocolate coin underneath. fun :-)  
Any way I made three of them and I am sending it off in the mail so I thought I would take a picture of it before I send it because it is a custom order and I may not make one again.

Wood Egg update!

I decided to watercolor the wood eggs that I wood burned recently.  These eggs would be fun to have and use every year.  Kind of like Christmas ornaments. You could make a new one every year to add to the collection :-) Here is how a couple of the eggs turned out.  If you would like to see how they all turned out check them out at my Etsy store.

Fun with Wood eggs!

So I posted a couple of wood eggs a little while back and I finally made a few more this week.  I have not painted them yet.  I am still undecided as to how I want to paint them.  Water color? acrylic? just stain?  Hmmmm….
One thing I have realized is that eggs are hard to photograph!  Because they are round it is hard to give a true idea of what the designs really look like.  In real life they are much cuter, but this gives you an idea  :-)

This first little bunny likes to  hop along in the nice spring landscape. And on the other side of the egg is his little house :-)

Next I have another little bunny hopping around happily in the spring grass and flowers!

This next egg.  Cute mushrooms with a cute little ladybug on top.  the back side is grass and flowers.
Sticking to the mushroom woodsy theme I made some cute gnome garden girls.
This next egg was inspired by my Laying hens :-) I have a hen on one side and a rooster on the other.
And last some butterflies :-)  
Eggs are fun to wood burn, but because they are round it makes in kinda tricky to work with.  It is much easier to wood burn a flat surface :-)  
I can’t remember if I showed this little peg doll yet.  In the past I have usually just painted my peg dolls, but I have tried my hand at wood burning the last couple I have made and I can’t decide which I like better.  
Happy crafting!

Rooster wood burned design on cutting board

I saw these wood cutting boards on clearance at Wood crafter.com and thought “What a perfect canvas for my wood burning addiction!”  After much thought of what I should do, I finally decided on something that would match the theme for my kitchen (country farm) and came up with this Rooster :-)  I

I used to think that wood burning was something that scouts did for crafts at scout camp, but as you can see there is beautiful art that can be created with wood burning!
I really had a lot of fun creating this! This rooster was inspired by an old vintage embroidery pattern I found.  All I have left to do is to sand it and seal it with some of my homemade (non toxic) coconut oil beeswax sealer:-)

Wood burned wood eggs

So I have had a little bee in my bonnet for a few weeks now to use my wood burner on wood eggs to put in my Esty shop for spring/Easter time.
 I had a fantastic Christmas Holiday season at my Etsy shop selling my  Nativity puzzles.  My first puzzle sale for the season was November 4th and between then and now I have made and sold about 70 puzzles!  How did I do this you ask?  My family lost their wife and mother for a couple of months that’s how :-/  It was crazy!  By far the version that sold the most was my wood burned water colored dark stained puzzle pictured below. 

My personal favorite is the wood burned two tone stained version.
Anyway needless to say I am Nativity puzzled out for now and need a break from it!
So I was super excited yesterday to get my wood eggs finally in the mail from Casey’s wood!  I have been dreaming in my head of what I would do with them once I got them.  So yesterday was one of those days.  You know those days when you are in a funk?  Well I was having one of those days until my wood eggs came and then it was like I was the energizer bunny!  I immediately got to work on them!  Here is what I have come up with so far.  I will be posting them soon on my Etsy store as soon as I have them painted and stained :-)
I also tried my hand at wood burning one of my little Peggie’s :-)  I am curious how she will look once she  has been painted. Wood burning things this size takes a lot more time and concentration I can tell you that!
Happy crafting!
Michelle