While I was on Christmas vacation, I was wandering in some quaint shops in Seneca, SC and came upon some interesting vintage thread spools that had been carved with Santa faces. I thought they were cute at the time but seeing as they had been turned into key chains, I didn't buy one. Only after I got back home did their images keep going back through my mind and now I wish I had purchased one and turned it into a tree ornament.
Oh, well that is the way it goes sometimes...so I got on the web today to see what I could find on hand carved Santa thread spools and was surprised to see so many options out there for me to choose from.
I just loved this eBay find - hand carved by Gayle Roush
This is the top view of the above Santa - showing the vintage thread label.
This fun thread spool carved Santa is by Bayou Creations
This Carved Santa on Thread Spool is by Touch of Color Knowtes
And then I found a great page showing how these are carved.
Step by step as a Santa Face is carved.
By Barbara of Touch of Color Knowtes.
Click HERE for link to see step by step instruction on carving a thread spool.
The Finished Santa by Barbara of Touch of Color Knowtes.
I just might have to give this process a try in 2011.
Grins, Giggles and Happy New Year!