It's that time of year again! Time to start carving things for Christmas! If I start now, I can do a little at a time, and have some in stock for the holiday season. In fact, I sold a snowman necklace from my web site earlier this month! This little guy has a happy face and is small enough to find a spot in someone's home. One down. Thanks for looking!
I carved a slightly larger gnome than my usual ones so I could add some extra details, and I decided to make a little toy out of him. I was playing with him trying to figure out what kind of motion would work and I decided on kind of a wobbling from side to side was kind of funny. It doesn't take much to amuse me! I used an ebony stain on the base and moving parts for an industrial look and to make the colors of the gnome really stand out.
Baby fishing is an entertaining sport, particularly when light tackle is used, and the larger babies often put up spectacular fights. Babies love vienna sausages and cookies, but will often just swallow those types of baits and spit out your line! Artificial baits will hold up better. But beware! Even though you act as a responsible fisherman and always, always "catch and release", your Mama will probably cut your season short!
They didn't have such items as pacifiers when I was a child; heck, I'm not sure that bottles were even that common. But my daughter had one and I suspect I may have tried this, at least with a hand line, until my wife caught me! It's hard to remember exactly. But my daughter did love to fish, despite her dad with the strange sense of humor! Thanks for looking!