6.11.2008

Stumps


images via martha stewart living

My sweet hubby hasn't had a whole lot of time for woodworking of late. The circumstances of life with two small kiddos make it hard to fully embrace a pretty time consuming hobby. So in the meantime, I wake up to the evidence of small attempts to satisfy his woodworking jones -- a little pile of wood shavings from testing out his new lathe, a Web browser open to the Fine Woodworking site, etc, etc...

There's also the matter of a garage (oops I mean woodshop) crammed with all manner of stumps and odd pieces of wood that he's collected over the past year. We're reaching critical mass, and he's loathe to part with any of it.

I'm trying to convince him to perhaps sacrifice a few of the stumps to take on these genius projects via the June Martha. I love the colored tops of the little trivets and side tables and the little bark covered pencil cups, and making them seems easy...not much more time than it took for him to create that little pile of wood shavings...right??

6 comments:

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh, I love these little projects!
I was just searching around for a log a couple of weeks ago and crackin' my hubby up! I wanted to cut off little rounds and paint them white! :)
Good luck!
xo
Melissa

karey m. said...

he simply needs to take a sabbatical...those turquoise trivets are worth a loss in salary, yes? yes.

mary said...

Those trivets are incredible. He needs to make them and sell them. I'll buy one!

stacy said...

I don't recall ever seeing your blog before, but I love it and am linking you to mine.

Pia Jane said...

yes yes yes, the log project has got to be done, i love it! i think they would look great in your home too.

Joslyn said...

ok ladies it's settled...sabbatical + etsy project for bryan ;-)