Monday, March 22, 2010

Learning Something New

I want to share with you something new I tried this weekend.  I have always loved these engraved spoons.  Normally they are made into markers for herbs, but I thought it would be fun to do phrases.  So when I was visiting Anne Sutton (of Bunny Hill Designs) blog, Bunny Tales, she had the directions on how to make these and I dove right in.

I have got a long way to go to perfect this skill.  Swinging a sledge hammer isn't as easy as it appears, and obviously that causes the letters not to be straight on these first few tries.  I love the simple, rustic look about them, though.

My mind is running with ideas, but I need to practice a bit more.  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and that Monday proves delightful.



  1. Hi Renee, I love the spoons....I'm off to check out the site. Who says they have to be perfect? I think it adds to their charm. Happy Crafting, Jenny

  2. You beat me to this post idea. Ha ha I guess that's o.k. though, because you are the one who had to swing the sledge hammer. Anyway, I love it!
    I love your spring songs too, by the way. :)

  3. Hi Renee,
    Your spoons are adorable. And I especially love what they say. :o) You are doing a great job.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  4. Oh Renee!
    I love your garden markers! You are so right...I can think of all sorts of sayings and verses to put on them. Thanks for the tutorial link.:)

  5. I'm headed over to see how to do it right now!~ I love your un-perfect lettering-it's beautiful!

  6. I love this! Thank you for sharing the glory of the Lord!

  7. Wow!!! I love them. Now we have to look for spoons TOO!!!!! :)


  8. adorable! i think those spoons
    are so cute.

  9. The spoons are a treasure and how clever you are.
    A first time vistit to your site and I found it delightful
    Wishing you blessing for the comming week

  10. I adore these...I must check out how to make them. So so sweet and I love your messages on to find out how. Thank you for sharing. xoxox

  11. Love your spoon plant markers and the sayings are great the way they are. I can't imagine you slinging a sledge hammer either. Thanks for the link. I have been wanting to do a container herb garden. Those would be perfect for it.
    Also, wanted to thank you for your Sunday Scripture. It always seems to be what I need.

  12. Are you tired of me telling you how much I love this blog?! This is a great idea. I do have Bunny Hill bookmarked, but I rarely read her blog; thanks for sharing this. I need to make some of these!!

    Have a great day.

  13. Thanks for the visit. I live in the GrandHaven-Spring Lake Area.

    I blogged about my friend nancy who does a lot of sewing and quilting. She was a homemake teacher for years until the schools dropped that subject.

    Have a nice day.


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