My husband got a lathe for Christmas and he has been a busy woodsy man.
The honey dipper with the reddish handle is from fallen cedar we found in my parent’s forest. The dark wood salt cellar is from Scott’s grandfather–some black walnut from his forest. The other honey dippers are from pine and redwood. He also made a stunning wooden scoop from cedar. Everything is finished with local beeswax. Not sure yet what I’m doing with the tiny pine scoop pictured. I’m keeping catnip in the salt cellar.
Why do I need catnip, you ask. Catnip is an excellent and safe herb for babies. It soothes digestions, helps with achy gums, and (bonus!) acts as instant lullaby. I keep it growing in abundance.
Another woodsy feature to our holidays: Norah wanted to give a gift to Cedar. So Scott cut some baby blocks with nice grips for baby hands and Norah spent hours sanding them. Then they coated them with beeswax. Such a sweet gift.
I love my crafty woodsman. Even when his shoes fill with sawdust and spill out onto the bedroom floor. Even when he stays in his workshop until 3am.