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My Favorite Hammer

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My Favorite Hammer

Some of you may have seen pictures of my beautiful chasing hammer over the years.  I call it Princess and have used it nearly every day for 6 years and it developed a crack in the handle.  I was horrified. If you have seen our website or social media over the years you may have seen my beautiful hammer handle.  It is Osage Orange - sometimes called Bodark.  It is extremely hard - so hard that when a fence post is set, it is usually set green because the staples won't go in. My new handle is as beautiful as the old...

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That Sycamore Tree

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That Sycamore Tree

The Sycamore tree just outside my window is beginning to lose its leaves for fall.   One of the interesting things about the leaves of the Sycamore is that the leaves vary widely in size from as small as 2" to as large as    I found a leaf that looked just like a bowl to me.  Leaf bowls are my absolute favorite things to make.  So I just had to make one, but of course much bigger. We put the bowl on a pedestal inspired by the roots of the Sycamore Tree.  You can find this Sycamore Bowl in our online...

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Sweet Inspiration - Grape Leaves

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Sweet Inspiration - Grape Leaves

Muscadine grades grow wild in the southern states. They can be red, black or amber colored.  The skin Is tough but he grapes are amazingly sweet.  They don't grow in clusters, but each one grows from a main stem.   The leaves have such a beautiful shape that we can’t resist the inspiration to make pieces using the grape leaf. These pieces can be used together serving appetizers, nuts, spices, etc.   They can even be used to hold your rings on your night stand, Set a beautiful table with these grape leaf napkin rings. You can find all of them in our...

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