I've finished up a few of the "giraffe wood" vases, which I believe is Acacia wood (thanks Bonkers, for the tip!). I'm in love with this wood and a little sad that Mr. Giraffe was kind of small. You can bet I'll be watching for his relatives at yard sales this year. Anyway, the grain on this wood is beautiful, the color is nice and warm, and it finishes silky smooth. Really wonderful stuff.
I've made a few vases from it already. I cut this one so the shape would follow the contours of the grain, in sort of a raindrop shape.
This one I cut so you can see the grain as lines across the piece. Stripey.
Both of these are in my big cartel shop (the 'shop' tab at the top of blog) at the introductory price until tomorrow, at which point they will move to my Etsy shop at regular price.
I hate to say it out loud for fear of jinxing it, but I think spring may be on its way. As proof, my hens started laying again this week and are giving us 7-9 eggs a day, yay girls!, the sun has been shining more, and we're entering this season:
Ah yes, the season of mud begins. Let's just hope the season of "flood" gives us a break this year.
It's not all bad though, because making rivers in the mud is great fun.
Happy Thursday, everyone.