Hi Friends, I thought I would share a few little treasures that I have.
This angel was my very first wood working project. I bought a scroll saw and found a picture "somewhere" with an angel similar to this one. I drew the angel, cut it out, sanded, stained and painted it, then added the wire, moss and fabric. It was exciting as I actually figured out how to use a scroll saw with no assistance. I hadn't met my future husband yet so I was on my own. I had been taking tole painting classes at that time and my painting instructor always cut out her own wood so I thought, "if she can do it, surely I can do it too". I guess it was my desire to create that helped me overcome my fear. It was definitely empowering, giving me the confidence to move forward in the creation of other wood crafts.
I had considered keeping this angel but it wasn't my colour so I sold it at a craft sale around 2005. Two years ago I was shopping at the local thrift store and I nearly died. There was my angel, for 50 cents. OUCH!! It's a little upsetting when you find something you made in a thrift store but I had to give them the benefit of the doubt that it was probably a bit outdated and they had tired of it. Sooo.....I purchased it. I wasn't sure whether I should have and considered putting it in a future yard sale. As I look at it now, I will more than likely keep it as it brings back many wonderful memories of craft sales with my Mom and making that first wooden craft. It still isn't my colour lol!!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping in!