Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Cypress Knee Santa Carvings!

Just updated my Etsy Shop with new carvings!

This is just a few of them so if you got the time check them out!
Now I'm on to messing with Snowpeople and I'm in hopes to have them done next week.  Hope everyone in Blog Land is having a good and creative week:)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Video Home Tour and Educational Web Designer

You’ve got to check this out!

This is a Multi-Talented Person in home and holiday interior design. Which I have the link below for you to check out fantastic Halloween and home design services.

 The Academic career and services she offers teach web-design for educators as well, so it's online design. Also links below that refers to education and teach web-design.

 Halloween video and Web site:

! Also at
 -- Click on "Holiday" for an additional video :)

Academic career

 I teach web-design for educators as well, so it's online design and in-home design that I'm "good at" in that sense.

I have met a lot of teachers who want to learn how to use certain web tools and create their own websites, etc., and that website (again, my design) takes them to my other side project - tutoring and small group learning for professional development and educational technology.

 My own web site that I created for myself:

Erica’s Academic career

Erica is the founder of Teachers@Play.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an academic major in English; a Masters Degree in Reading Specialization; a Masters Degree in Educational Administration with a focus on School Business Administration from Kean University.  She is currently pursuing her PhD in Education with a focus on Literacy Studies from Rutgers University.  Her dissertation research focus is on teacher-gamers and their videogame literacy practices–specifically, how these out-of-school activities impact their pedagogy.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Fall Festival Wood Carving Collection

This is the first time I took the time to do Fall and Thanksgiving!

Fall is my favorite season and it never failed I did Halloween then Christmas.

To celebrate my favorite season Fall I came up with this Collection

Happy Fall Ya All!
Etsy Shop:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Having a Halloween Sale and New Santa Carvings!

I have a few Halloween Carvings left and decided to have an Etsy Sale!
This is one that is one Halloween Doll sale and more in my Etsy Shop!  Got the time check it out ;}

New Santa Carvings in my Etsy Shop

Santa is getting older and had to exchange his chopper for a trike!

Group of Cypress Knee Carvings
Hope everyone in Blogland is enjoying the FALL!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Getting ready for shows and a Ho ho Ho

Group of Cypress Knee Santa Carvings in progress!
Fall Season is just right around the corner and Santa is going to be all different colors and I must say he has several outfits. 
Hope everyone is having a happy and creative week:) 

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Carvings for Christmas, Halloween and a Chic!

Small Cypress Knee Santa

Made a Santa Doll with a carved head, gloves and boots

Vintage Potato Masher Chic "Sally"

Little Ms Witch - Cypress Knee Carving

Happy Santa Cypress Knee Carving!
I'm getting excited and nervous for it's less than month and half before my shows start!  The other big Bonus of the week is I can see my blog list again and love looking at all the creativity again.  Well hope everyone in blogland is having a good week:)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Please meet Trick and Treat - New Halloween Carving - New Etsy Listing

Its Halloween night and everyone is out Trick or Treating! 
But Haggy took it on step further she brought her two ghouls “Trick” and “Treat” and if Treat comes back with no candy from a house she will send Trick and who knows what he will do!
So, remember to have treats on Halloween night because they could show up at your door.

 Haggy's bad eye matches her personality "Batty"
 The top of the Cypress Knee was a nice big area for a face that just scream WITCH!
 The Cypress Knee had two ridges at the bottom which fit perfect for the two ghouls!
Hope everyone in blogland has a happy 4th of July!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Shop Update for July and August about Holiday Wood Carvings

Shop Update: 
 I’ll be listing New Christmas and some Halloween Carvings for the rest of June and July.  My fall shows start in September and I would like to give my Internet Customers first chance at my new Santa carvings before the Fall shows start.  They are one of a kind and no patterns are used so they can’t be duplicated.

So you can check my Etsy shop out or you can check out my Facebook business page for updates every week!  The links for my Etsy Shop and Facebook business are on the right side of my blog screen for the links.
Just added these Santa Carvings this week and who knows Halloween might be showing up! 
Have a great weekend!
Just lisaJ

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Red Rocker Santa Wood Carving WIP is Done

The elves of the North Pole have updated all the traditional Christmas songs to a rocking beat for the yearly concert.  Santa is giving the elves the sign of approval.
Santa dressed in his rocker outfit then put on his shades and tied up his beard to look awesome for the elves rock concert!

The Hippie / Rocker Santa is done and listed in my Etsy Shop!
Hope everyone has a happy and safe Holiday weekend!  Peace out:)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WIP – Rock and Roll Santa - 2

Little bit more progress on the Rock and Roll Santa

I'll be using the natural ridges of the cypress knee for the back of Santa's coat to show the flow of the fabric.

The face is in stages of roughing out and then I'll will be adding detail.

That's it for now and happy creating to everyone in Blogland!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WIP – Rock and Roll Santa

Cypress Knee carving in progress of a Rock and Roll Santa.
I always like to do at least one tall Santa a year and it’s a perfect day to start one!

Have a great week and I'll post more on the progress of Santa!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Uncle Sam Dolls are in the Prims Magazine by Stampington

I'm so honored to have my Uncle Sam dolls featured in Stampington's Prims Summer Magazine!

That's my news for the week!  Hope everyone in blogland is having a good week! 


Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Uncle Sam on a Unicycle - "It's Parade Time"

It’s parade time and Uncle Sam is on the move with his unicycle!
Uncle Sam Doll is designed to resemble an old fashion jointed toy.


New Etsy Listing:

Have a great week!      Lisa

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WIP on 3 carvings Santa Ornies and Uncle Sam

Been working on Holidays and did a few Santa Ornies and an Uncle Sam Saw Handle!
This was on my paint table before Easter.
I got the 2 Santa Ornaments done and have to assemble the Uncle Sam to the base yet!  Then just carving away at some new stuff for the 2013 fall shows.  Hope everyone in blogland is having a good and creative week!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Patriotic Santa is done!

Got the Santa Carving done before the snow begins today! 
What a mixed up seasonal's suppose to be spring now and we are getting snow sometime today and Santa is dressed in patriotic colors. 
Soooo the season is Spring and Santa's clothing is for the Summer holiday of the 4th of July and Christmas is the winter season.   Confused yet????

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

WIP Santa Cypress Knee

Did you know it's Spring but we are suppose to be having a Winter Storm this weekend ??????
So, I've decided to carve a Cypress Knee Santa!
Still have more carving to do but this is as far as I got and will post more later!
Have a great week everybody in Blogland:)