Wednesday, December 17, 2008

O.K., Come on Jess

So here it is a week or so before Christmas and I have decided to pick up a new interest.
I couldn't find any small scoops for the bath salts, so I thought, I should make some!
I don't know if I have mentioned this, but I love my tiny bandsaw.
We got it as a hand-me-down from my husband's dear Great Uncle Wilfred, and I use it all the time.
It was an invaluable tool for the finishing stuff on the Bunk Beds.
So I cut up some left-over 2x4s and I cut them down and did some rough shaping with the band saw.
Then I used my wood carving tools to dig out the bowl of the scoop.
I didn't do too well, as I poked a hole in two fingers, if you count a thumb as a finger.
Anyway, I recovered from my injury and I realized that we have a dremel tool and I used it to finish off the shaping and here is my first scoop!

But, honestly, did I need to take up woodworking a week before Christmas? No.
Did I need to put my fingers in jeopardy when I have Christmas knitting to finish? No.
I can't help myself.
My name is Jess, I am a crafting addict.
I wish you focus in this gift-making season.


  1. Jess, you are my hero! :) Is there anything you can't do?

  2. There needs to be a Super- in front of your name.

  3. Oh, c'mon guys.
    As Doctor Emmett Brown said,
    "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."

  4. Oh my goodness Jess! You made those? Amazing! I would never thinking of attempting a hand-hewn scoop.

  5. Jess: We sold out all the sweaters the first night! I'll send you the hang tag and label I designed. Thank you again so much! They looked beautiful!