Saturday, January 25, 2014

Trying New Things

I worked on something last weekend that I'm pretty proud of, and if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you probably already know what I'm sharing today. If you missed my Goals for 2014 post a few weeks ago, my main focus this year is to push myself creatively and try new things. I also hinted that I was hoping to try some woodworking projects as well and last weekend I was able to cross one of those projects off of my list!!! 

One of my co-workers gave me a piece of cherry wood a few weeks ago. The color of the wood is gorgeous and the grain is just beautiful. I used a piece of that cherry wood to........................................

Carve a SPOON!!!

I still can hardly believe I carved that myself from a simple piece of wood.

It was amazing watching it take shape as I worked. 

This might sound a bit silly, but I walked away from this project feeling empowered. I'm not really sure why, I mean, it's just a spoon, right? But knowing I carved it with my own two hands was a pretty incredible feeling. 

 Just look at that grain!!! 

I am so excited to get started on my next spoon!!!! 


  1. Wow, I can't get over how beautiful (and symmetrical!) your first attempt turned out. Making spoons has become our favorite past time. Would love to have you check out our Facebook page: Wilson Falls Natural Art. Can't wait to see more of your handmade spoons..... you have the right audience to reintroduce the art.

  2. Your spoon turned out beautiful Melissa! So worth the hours it took to carve it. My hands would have been useless for a week if I was to attempt that. Good job, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

  3. I loved seeing the pics on Facebook. I cannot believe you accomplished that! It looks perfect! I wouldn't even know where to begin.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  4. I cant believe this is only your first one! You are a natural!! It's awesome! :)

  5. I think your spoon is pretty incredible too! You deserve to feel proud and empowered! Love it!

  6. Beautiful! And I love that you feel empowered, you should! Now, how did you do it?!


  7. What? I can't believe you carved a spoon! And you should feel empowered. You go girl. It looks perfect ;)

  8. how cool and talented are you?

    love that you made this spoon yourself
    and it is lovely

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded!



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