Sunday, December 16, 2012

Etsy Shop Sale!

I'm having a sale in my Etsy Shop!
**SALE 10% Off with coupon code LLA10**
All wood carvings on sale: 12-16 to 12-25

Happy Holidays to everyone in Blogland!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Holiday Carvings!

New Fun Carvings for Christmas!
Decorations or Gifts
Vintage Wood Carved Spools

Snow Person carved / Doll Ornie

Snow Person carved / Doll Ornie

Santa Carved Vintage Hammers

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday Etsy Sale

Cyber Monday Etsy

15% off with Coupon Code: LLASANTA until 11-28-2012
for all my wood carvings!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Snow Sale Weekend in my Etsy Shop

Happy belated Turkey Day to all!
I’m having a Snow People Sale in my Etsy Shop and if you got the time stop in and check it out!

This is just a few of the Snow People on Sale.
Have a great Holiday weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Last Show for the year! New Stuff

It's my last show for the year at the fair grounds in Des Moines, Ia!  I always love getting to talk and see other crafter/artists designs, so much amazing talent.  The customers seem to be fun and having a good time.  Then the JUNK Food is always good till I get home and have withdraws:(

Some New Stuff!

half rolling pins

Golf Bird!
Cypress Knee Santas

Cypress knee carved in the round
Title: Snow fun

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Few New Things "FUN"

Biker Dude Hippie Santa Wood Carving
I painted his face to look rough and weathered. Why? Because Santa is old and riding that bike and sled every year has taken a toll on the man! Peace out

Something new, quick and fun! Memo Holder "Wing It"
How many times do you get messages and have no idea how to handle it? So, what's a person to do but "Wing It"
Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Getting ready for another show!

Getting ready for another show in Ankeny, Ia!  Yee Haw going to the city and having FUN!  Show name: Santa's North Pole Village So if your in the area stop by and say Hey!
Have a great weekend everybody in Blog Land.
Something new saw handle carved!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My week to finish up Santas and Snowpeople

The Santas are ones that I have carved but just made it to the paint room this week!  Trying to clean up all the projects that I have carved!

Hope everybody in blog land has a good week!  Back to the paint
room for me.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

WIP for the week Santa

Back to work I go!  Found a couple of old hammers and a cypress knee to turn into Santas.
How about you guys in blog land are you working away getting ready for the holidays?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Monday all!
I got a few pictures of my set up at the show I did last week.  Not too many turned out but here they are!

The show was fun and the customers were great!  Then one more bonus I was only minutes away from stores & restaurants’ so naturally I did the good deed and help support the stores!  Now it’s back to work and eating basic food.  Boring!  Have a great week everybody in blogland:)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

WIP Table Legs Done

Happy Fall Ya All!
The painting is done!  I think I'm going painting silly it seems I can always carve but the painting part not so much.  So my show is in less than 2 weeks and I'll be painting alot and carving alittle.
Hope everyone in Blog Land is enjoying the 1st day of Fall!

Friday, September 21, 2012

WIP Table Legs Painting today!

Finished carving the 3 table legs and the painting process is started!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wip's Clown and Repurpose Table Legs

The Scary Crazy clown is done!  This was my first one but I think I'll make another one next year:)
The Clown is suppose to look like he's coming out ot the frame!

Wip in progress - I bought this poor end table that was falling apart but the legs were calling to me!
I have 3 of the legs are they not great!

Just finished carving them and now to do the touch up and more sanding!
Hope ya all are having a great day!  The weather is like fall my favorite season today and
just a playing away:)  Happy creating everyone for the season is getting closer!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Finished 2 Pumpkins!

First one is Fresh Pumpkin Pie! 
2nd Pumpkin is Jack the Trick or Treat doll.  This is another project I wanted to do before halloween
is to paint a cloth body!
One more pumpkin to go and it's in progress now!  I've been really having alot of fun with Halloween this year so, I'm thinking after Christmas I'll just start making more halloween;}
Have a good week ....just lisa

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Halloween WIP's

This is the last of my Halloween for 2012.
My last 3 pumpkins are waiting to come to life!

I've always wanted to do a scary clown!  I had this carved in Jan and set aside so now this is as far as I've gotton and the rest is who knows what.....!

Well hope everyone in blog land is doing good!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I'm one LUCKY Person - Bone Head Studio Ornament

I’m one lucky person and thank you Flora!
Yep, I’m the proud owner of a Bone Head (Flora) Halloween Ornament…doing the happy dance!

So much detail in this ornament and the packaging is such a nice touch when opening up your package! 
On September 13, 2012 will be new offerings from Bone Head Studios at:

Friday, August 31, 2012

Does a Potato Masher really need to be used in a Kitchen

Vintage Potato Masher - Snow Lady

This is another one of my vintage finds put into use and not in the kitchen!
Hope everyone in blog land has a great holiday weekend.

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Favorite Store The Woodcraft Shop

They have been business for 31+ years with excellent Customer Service.
Wood carvers trusted partner for 31+ years

Hey!  Looking for a trusted business to buy your supplies?  Well I'm going to let you know about my favorite store!  The Woodcraft Shop
When I first started carving this was my first carving store I went too.  Had no idea what I was doing or what I needed and I'm so thankful I went to the Woodcraft Shop.  The customer service was excellent they helped me understand and guided me on what I needed and did not need.
I still order from them and find calling them that the Customer Service is the same as when I went there in person.
Also, this is just not for carving supplies they have so much more.  When I played with paper mache I found that some of my bits I use for wood carving work with paper mache. 
Here are the links to check them out!


So if you got the time check them out and give them a call if you questions about supplies or tools the can give you an answer!

This is from the owner himself!

Thank you so very much for your kind comments. I am very glad to hear that we took care of you in the way you expected. We started our 31st year in this business and have strived all along to give the best customer service available, an extensive line of woodcarving supplies and all at a very competitive price. We hope to always maintain those standards of customer care.
Larry (BIG DOG) Yudis, Owner
The Woodcraft Shop
Bettendorf, Iowa

Contact Information:

Larry (BIG DOG) Yudis, Owner
The Woodcraft Shop
2724 State St.
Bettendorf, IA 52722


Carol and Larry Yudis, Show Chairs
International Woodcarvers Congress
Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd.
PO Box 104
Bettendorf, IA 52722
563-505-2700 (Carol's cell)
563-676-8264 (Larry's cell)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Halloween Wood Carving Tinker Toy Spider Ride

In Spooky Hollow they try to keep the little Pumpkin Spirits happy!  Isn’t that just sweet especially being it’s in Spooky Hollow!

Vintage Wood Tinker Toys done Halloween Style

Purple Pumpkin Spirit having FUN!

Around and Around We GO

The one eyed spider has alot to watch!
 I’ve been playing with vintage wooden tinker toys and this is what I came up with a Halloween Circus Ride.  When is the last time you played with toys?????

Have a great week and happy creating for the 2 fun holidays are right around the corner!