lino cuts

Got inspired recently to work on some new lino / block cuts.  I was delivered a fresh sample box of marmoleum at work, so I took some home with me and got really obsessed with carving blocks for three days.  I got sick of having to change blades so may times on the lino, so I switched to a speed block that cuts like buttah!  What an awesome way to spend another arctic winter day inside.  Hopefully the motivation will come soon to make some new linen napkins and a little blanket for our favorite baby and these can actually be put to some good use.  Until then, I’ve just been stamping some napkins from our wedding and old hankies I had hanging around…

first pass at the whale block:

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used Dad’s trusty (more like rusty, and dull) old saw to cut a wood block to mount the lino to:

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smiling whale face:

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final three napkins!

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bird block:

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feather block:
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bird.feather.whale.
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making christmas!

Christmastime is the  b e s t  time to make things!  I’ve been so happy bustling around making these wood and bead ornaments and listening to Christmas tunes.


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Dad helped me hunt down a Christmas tree in the woods last weekend, and he snatched up this little Princess Pine and gave it to me.  I found this tiny bottle while we were out there too.  What a perfectly awesome table trimming!

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I’ve dressed up the new PIGBOARDS also, so they are very festive with their ribbons…

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Merry Christmas + happy holidays to everyone 

xo

kba