This design comes from my original salad serving set with longer handles. I’ve kept the beautiful design of the older set, but shortened the handle to make them more ergonomic. They really feel nice in your hands. Some have said they look like Moose Hooves… I’ll have to think about that for a little while to warm up to the idea. It wasn’t my intension to make Moose Hooves salad serving set. I guess the wood wanted to be reflective of nature in that form. Get your very own Moose Hooves Salad Serving Set.
Picture this scene at the end of the day
When the farm boy is resting from cutting the hay.
Both tired and dusty, his mind would wander
To the girl of his dreams, who lived over yonder.
Too shy to talk and unable to write
How could he win her, think as he might.
On a cloudless night as he looked at the moon
It came into his head that he could carve her a spoon.
First came the hearts to say ‘I love you’
Then came the bells to say ‘Marry me, do’.
Each night thereafter, he’d look at the moon
And think of symbols to add to the spoon.
A horseshoe for luck and the joy it would bring
For hopefully now, she’ll be wearing his ring.
The key says my heart is safely with you
And diamonds for the wealth they’ll hope to accrue.
The twisted stem shows two lives becoming one
A wheel means he’ll work to get it all done.
A flower shows love and affection
A shield means he’ll offer protection.
The chain expresses together forever, my love
And the Cross shows faith in the heavens above.
Balls in a cage he’ll have to face,
One for each child they’ll wish to embrace.
As he explains the story carving in the spoon
While stealing a kiss by the light of the moon.
He vowed then that he would pass on this gift
For others to follow and give love a lift.
And so it has passed from father to son
And four hundred years later, it is still being done.
So that tells the romance of the lovespoon
And what went on by the light of the moon.
Assorted measuring spoons of every shape and design. A lovely customer challenge to be creative with a measuring spoon.
In an effort to keep my new spoon creations consistent from one to the next, I'll be employing a new design that is my signature style. This style comes from the early Arts & Crafts era and is reminiscent of a simpler time in the furniture movement of the 1970's. You may notice this style has several unique features. Rounded over ends and back along with curved angles and curved handle. You’ll notice the prominent contrasting wood plug that brings to mind fine joinery and the hiding of screw heads in furniture making. Although this plug doesn't hide anything and is purely cosmetic without any functionality, but it does serve as a reminder of this technique used by so many woodworkers.
I use the country style server style to expand into a new realm. A spoon that has softer curved handle, contrasting wood...because I love this look, and same serving capacity as the country style server. What a joy to create and experiment. I hope you enjoy this creation as much as I have! Bon Appétit !!
I've been busy with order from all over the United States and overseas this month. Recently, I've had time to come up with another ambitious new product schedule for this year. Below are just a few new items that have already been released on my website and in my Etsy Shop. My ambition is to have 1 new products every other week...well, we'll see how that goes. If you have any ideas or designs you'd like to see drop me a note. I'd love to hear your suggestions.
In 2019, I'll be using my newly designed Spoon Mule 2.0 for classes in traditional spoon carving. The spoon mule has a lot of different features over a traditional mule. The internal wooden vice allows for easy grip of material top-side. The large head and quad-legs are superior for stability when carving outdoors. I prefer a larger seat with rounded edges. Plus, the Spoon Mule 2.0 has an attachable chopping block. If you are interested in taking a spoon carving workshop visit my workshop page for current class schedule.
Join me for a very exciting 1-day spoon carving workshop. This class will cover lots of traditional hand tool techniques and discuss design concepts. This is a hands-on "green-wood" class workshop where you will cut and shape from freshly cut birch, or maple, to form an everyday cooking or eating spoon. The workshops do fill up fast so register early! These classes are all hands-on using traditional hand tools. You will come away with confidence in creating wooden utensils for friends and family.