Thursday, April 30, 2009


Just a little smaller and a little less expensive,
these cute little birds fit nicely on a windowsill.
Bluebird, crow, white bird, cardinal, goldfinch
and junco. Approximately 3 1/2" long. $25 ea.
Shipping included.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

More Pictures of the wood

Ray Worden on the left and John, my husband
and fellow carver on the right, after an
afternoon of milling a basswood tree.
The whole tree in boards ready to be stored
in the barn for several months till dry.

Here are pictures of the tree once it has been milled into
boards which we will keep up in the barn until it has dried.
The time varies by thickness, but generally it is 2 months
per inch before it is dry enough to carve. I cannot wait!


After a few years of carving hard and not the best basswood,
(you never know before you cut down a tree how it will be
on the inside) we bought a wonderful tree from our farmer
friend Sonny Beeman, and had it cut into planks by another
friend Ray Worden, with his portable saw mill. These pictures
show my husband, John, and Ray spending the afternoon
transforming a tree into carving material. It is beautiful
wood and we can't wait till it dries and we can start carving!