It’s Been a While

Hey guys! I haven’t blogged anything in quite a while and that is just lame! I have met some really great people through this blog and I always enjoy chewing the fat with someone who likes creating with their hands. So,no new carvings. But no new carving knife wounds either! 🙂 But I do wanna share my current project so you don’t think I have been loafing:


So, I came across this bike for $200 and thought “I will get that thing, spruce on it for a couple weekends and have a sweet lil cruiser. WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!!! 🙂


I went nuts! I feel like DR. Frankenstein with this thing trying to bring this baby to life! lol I made tons of stuff for it but I won’t ramble. If anyone would like to know more then feel free to message me and I will be happy to help any way I can. I will show a pic of the seat I made for it and Pam taught me how to stitch it around the edge. I also painted the tank which should actually wait till it’s close to completion but since I paint for a living it is not a big deal. The flames on the tank are kinda hard to see in the pic but the look great in person. 


Check out that railroad spike kick start! I made a kickstand to match 🙂

Thanks for visiting guys and if you have further interest in this bike build just let me know!




Crafters Challenge 12/24/12

Congrats to last weeks winner! This week, I am going make it easy(just kidding). I would love to see a lot more folks participating, so whatever is holding you back needs to be pushed aside to let your instinct to create come out and play! 🙂 Here it is:

Theme: Sleigh

Materials: 8 Popsicle sticks, 6 bread or trash bag ties( 3 red, 3 green), toilet paper roll.

Remember, you can use any other materials that you would like, but the above mentioned MUST be included to be entered into the challenge. Good luck!

Crafters Challenge WINNER! 12/17/12

This weeks challenge needs a Christmas theme and you need to use:

1 coat hanger

1 pair of shoelaces

12 jelly beans

Here is this weeks winner and a link to his blog!


My submission for your crafters challenge is a little tea light votive.  It’s made of a spiraled, white coat hanger, then strips of white (couldn’t find green) shoelace are glued down the sides.  Jellybean ornaments are glued all around it to give it that Christmas tree feel.  For the final touch, an electric tea light underneath adds a little flare and ambience.

Thanks for the challenge.  It was fun!

Thanks for your entry!

The Ramblings of a Wood Carver

Hello all! I don’t spend much time working on this blog anymore, and for the life of of me I don’t know why. I mean, it has a ton of great followers that I enjoy sharing my craft with, and I have a pretty good collection of posts to build upon, so what’s the deal? Well, as you may have guessed, it is just life. We all have busy times, and we all have stress and worries. The sad part is, these “real life issues” always seem to hit me in my creative outlets. I still find time to take showers, eat, work a job, etc. so why not find time to do some carving and keep my blog going? I would like some input on this, and I would love to hear how some of you press on with your crafts and hobbies, even when there seems to be less hours in the day than you need. Cheers for now!