Monday, May 9, 2011

the smell of burning wood... yum...

I am so thankful for a wonderful mother’s day, really the whole weekend. It started out with me being able to head out on my own and attended First Friday, which is always fun thanks for the wonderful ladies of Butter Toast Boutique. Saturday morning I got what I wanted for mother’s day. The only thing I asked for was to go out for waffles! Aurora and I spent the rest of the day running errands and hitting the pool. Sunday was pretty quiet and typical. I enjoy just hanging out with my family; I really don’t need anything special. I did get to play with my new toy!

I finally got myself a wood burning tool! I’ve wanted to try this forever. I don’t really know why. I just think it’s so different and could be really fun. It’s not as easy as it looks though! It was weird to hold the tool so far away from the point. I didn’t screw the tip in tight enough the first round so it kept wiggling too. Also, every time I hit a part of the grain my point would get stuck, I need to work on that. I’m happy to say I didn’t burn myself too badly either. I touched the tip to check if it was cool yet and well, it wasn’t! Ouch! I learned my lesson pretty quick. Piston, our crazy dog, also tried to lick it one point. Thankfully I grabbed him in time; he’s not the brightest boxer in the world.

I’m excited to work on more projects with my wood burner. I love the smell! I can’t help myself. It reminds me of a camp fire, yum! I want to go out right now and buy more wood to doodle on! The best part is I used stamps to create the designs. That was probably the easiest part. I plan on branching out but I need a lot of practice first!

Do you have any new craft endeavors you’re working on perfecting?


  1. that is so cool! i love the smell of burning wood! one of my favorite things about camping!


  2. how cool! haha i do the same thing all the time with the hair straightening iron. it's *never* as cool as i think.

    super sweet project. can't wait to see more in the future!

  3. Love that smell!!
    How cute they are - can't wait to see more!
    Hugs xxx

  4. That would be tricky to hold so far away from the point! It looks like such a fun toy:) And waffles sound so delicious right now MMM MMM. I'm glad that you had a good mothers day. P.S. how is that numb spot doing?? Did you ever go to the dr.? I've been thinking of you. I hope you have a great weekend.

  5. How lovely! I got Andrew one of these for Christmas and he looooves it! So glad you're having fun with yours! I have a secret project that I'm working on, I'm not sure if I'll be good at it yet, so just prototypes right now buuut... :]

    By the bye, we would love to take your maternity photos! It's sad that you live so far away from us!

    xo Shannon