|Project by will2480||posted 05-12-2008 05:19 AM||1340 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
For my wife’s first Mother’s Day I decided to try and make her something unique. I discovered Welsh Love Spoons online before and I had read about the different symbols that can be carved into a spoon to show the person that you are presenting the gift to how you feel about them. I saw several different designs online and I decided to use some of those designs to create my own design.
The top heart was taken from a James Avery jewelry design that I’ve seen called “A Mother’s Love”. The vine and leaves wrapping around the spoon handle represent a growing love and the heart shaped spoon represents a life full of happiness.
I cut this spoon from a 1/2” thick piece of basswood using my scroll saw for the major cuts and then I followed that up with a small collection of in-expensive carving knives. I haven’t decided if I am going to put a finish on it or not, but that part didn’t get done before Mother’s Day arrived. My wife really liked the spoon and has already put in on display in her china hutch.
Thanks for reading!