My talented husband!

10 years ago if someone asked me or Hubby what our favorite hobby was we would have answered in unison, “SCUBA diving!”.  These days, we are more land-locked so we had to find some new hobbies for this season of life.  I’ve started sewing and embroidering again, and Hubby has entered the world of woodworking.  We are having so much fun!  Family business in the making, maybe? 

Rob got a router for Christmas, and shortly after we added a scroll saw.  The latter came after Emily and I found a book at the library about making natural wood toys using a scroll saw and we were filled with ideas.  Rob and Emily have had a great time picking out toys to make and we are getting quite the collection of little wooden animals.  Bunnies, squirrels, hedgehogs, a tiger, a kitty cat, and many more to come! 

I just have to show you a few of the things Rob has been making.  Isn’t he awesome?  I know, I’m biased.

A cross Rob made me for our anniversary

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A plaque for a guy at work (it was a joke because the weapon was broken while being cleaned…thus the rope sticking out of it)

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A wind-chime for Emily for Valentine’s Day

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A jewelry holder for Emily  (Rob cut out the stars and made the board.  Emily & I did the painting)

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An Easter decoration set for my parents – All stained NATURALLY using coffee, cocoa, berries, & spices!

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A plaque for some dear friends  (We made 3 for families of our House Church who have moved / are moving away)

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A tiger & kitty cat – Emily designed them using a stencil as a guide and making a few changes.  Rob cut them out, then Emily stained them with cocoa powder & paprika, and Rob burned the stripes on with a wood burning tool.  So cool!

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Our squirrels & hedgehogs still need to be sanded before we photograph them.  I have another of his awesome creations I can’t wait to share, but I have to wait until the recipient of the gift receives it so I don’t spoil the surprise!  So, stay tuned for more!

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