Monday, March 8, 2010

Beginner Carving Project


Here is a very simple carving project that is perfect for beginners - both children and adults alike.

My son, Nolan, designed, carved, and finished these little gnomes with watercolor paints. The carving was done with a pocket knife. (Remember, to always be very careful and use proper supervision.)
Warm wishes, Tonya

15 comments:

  1. Oh those are just too cute:-)

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  2. Just love your blog. YOu and your family are so industrious.

    Thought I would pass this little project on to you. It is great for a beginner knitter and the kids.

    'Knitted Roll-Up Pin Cushion'

    Cast on enough stitches to measure about 2" to 3" wide. Knit until length is 20" or so. It is up to you how big you will want your pincushion..roll up like a jelly roll and sew end so you work does not unravel. Voila a lovely little pincushion. So easy and fun!

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  3. Very cute. I might have to make one for myself. :)

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  4. This would be a great way to use our new carving tools. Thank you!

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  5. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. How cute is that? What a creative young man you have! Love 'em!

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  7. this is great! i hope that once my son is old enough he and i can try this!! xo, pennie

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  8. Love them! I can picture Abraham and Sarah using them in their play.

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  9. Oh my goodness. I just stumbled on your blog via SouleMama and you're already in my favorites. Such beauty and inspiration in your blog and in your family. Thank you!

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  10. how adorable! boys do love to carve, don't they?

    sort of startled me above to see the post by mike,
    i'm assuming your husband. i was afraid i rang
    the wrong number or something. :)

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  11. What a great project, thank you so much for sharing. This has really inspired me to get the kids into a bit of woodworking this year

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  12. These gnomes are wonderful! Thank you for inspiring my family.

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