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!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Give A Way by Bone Head Studio!

This is the Give A Way from Bone Head Studio!
I am always amazed at this lady's work and I know I'm signing up for the chance to win, how about you?
Here's the link to Bone Head's Blog Site:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Santa WIP’s

Working on some more Santa’s! 
First one is the most exciting to me!  The two pieces of found wood just seemed right from the get go even before I start to clean them up before carving.  This is a once in life time I pick out two pieces and it comes together just as I envisioned it.
Second Santa is the wood mallet from a potato ricer; I found this gem on one of my trips.  Has anybody ever used one of these?  I never have and since I carved a Santa out of the mallet I probably never will!
This is a group of Santa’s that are ready to be sealed up.
Well that’s it for now.  Have a great week and happy creating!