During nap time, I attempted soldering. For my first time, it came out pretty good. Of course, I can't find what I did to take a picture of, but I hopefully saved two beads that were broken. Then later this afternoon, while we were outside, I decided to start carving one of my Christmas gifts for the kids. I decided to try out this tutorial, http://www.duofiberworks.com/journal/2011/8/2/carving-play-food-tutorial-cutting-board-and-knife-cutting-f.html. I still have a lot to finish, and I really want to do more wood carving, but I really enjoyed it.
I have wanted to carve for a long time, since I was a little kid, probably 30 years ago. I bought carving tools probably about 5 years ago, then I got into grad school, then I got married, then I had my first son, then I had twins. I've been pretty busy and haven't done any carving since I bought my tools. Now that I have kids, I have the perfect reason to start, Christmas gifts. Duo Fiberworks has a number of food tutorials that I want to attempt and then there are links for other food tutorials that I will be attempting. Probably a lot, ok pretty much all of what I write will be about Christmas gifts. After Christmas, I am hoping to work on building a supply so that I can sell on etsy.com at my page PixieWindow, but I haven't had a chance to post anything. I am hoping to also maybe try a craft fair!
Here's my first attempt at carving in process: