Thursday, December 11, 2008

Crafting Joy & Gift Ideas

Crafts that give joy in the making and extend to the joy of giving.

At eight years of age, Timothy is now enjoying Christmas crafting using our scrollsaw. His first nativity:


And here he's making some stars that he "dreamed up" all on his own ... simple stars etched with the words of "Joy" or "Love" (he's already wrapped them & I missed a picture):

The words on the stars are etched using a wood burning/pyrography tool - another tool we recommend as a great crafting tool. Lee Valley sells a great one. It gets hot so do use caution & supervision.


The scrollsaw has definitely been one of the most worthwhile investments we've made(thanks Uncle Barry):
- it is a relatively safe saw due to the slow speeds with which it can be used though supervision is recommended when children are young and inexperienced with using it. We would recommend getting a variable speed saw. A good warranty like Canadian Tire offers on their MasterCraft brand is a good thing to have also - Canadian Tire also regularly offers deep discounts, watch for those...

- through the years it has positively paid for itself as our young men have made many gifts using the scrollsaw and in addition to that they have made items that they have sold. Professional looking, unique gifts - to the glory of God!

If you have young men or young ladies in your home who love to be crafty - we would recommend buying a good quality scrollsaw as a gift that will keep on giving ... gifts and hours of productive enjoyment. Who knows where it may lead them - or you!

2 comments:

Karen said...

Reagan saw this piece of art and he says, "hiy-yu-yiy! How old is he? That is GOOD!"

Lol...

He's asking "Dad" about a scroll saw now...

Darlene said...

Whoo-hoo! Put it on a prayer list ...