Thursday, November 12, 2009

Carving out a Happy Place

Life got in the way of my sewing plans, so I am sharing some of my co-worker's creations.  Part of what took up my sewing time was working on his website. Yes, I am his webmaster -woo woo! In total I manage 3 websites not to include this blog. The three are completely designed by me.  I will tell you, it is a lot of work.

Here is the scoop:  Whittler's Hollow Creations is the creative effort of T. Nelson Robertson Jr.  I must tell you that Mr. Robertson is my friend and co-worker.  I tell him that he doesn't charge enough for his work.  Carving the cypress knees into these figures and finishing them is truly hard work. He loves it as much as I love to sew. So we understand each other.   Here are two of the figures that I placed on the website this evening:





The one on the left has a purple robe (it is a warm purple and looks almost burgundy in the picture.)  The one on the right is in a red robe and wears a bishop's mitre (hat.)  These are my two favorites from this years collection.  But they are all lovely. These Father Christmas carvings certainly make me happy.  I have a collection of them.  My Nana will get one as her Christmas present, but I can't post that one here - she might look!

Go to the 2009 Collection from Whittler's Hollow and see them all.  They usually sell out rather quickly.

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh my, they are absolutely lovely! I can't decide on a favorite, I love them all. Congratulations to your friend -- and to you too on your web site endeavors.

Pat said...

His work is WONDERFUL......so professional. Please tell him how much I like his carvings!

ooglebloops said...

They are beautiful!! His prices are reasonable. Wish I could afford one-carving is an enviable talent!!

Exuberant Color said...

I am impressed with his website. You do a good job. That is something I have never looked into doing and I've heard it is a lot of work.

Your friend's work is beautiful. Pricing is tricky. If you want to sell everything, keep the prices reasonable. Higher prices sell slower. I guess everyone has to decide for themselves.

limpingalong said...

Loved them!! Tell your friend he had great talent!

sewmeow said...

Beautiful carvings! Wish I could buy one, and have to buy groceries instead. LOL!

Kerrie said...

Totally awesome cypress knees! Very talented! Kerrie

julia said...

There is a man in the same nursing home as my mom who used to be a wood carver. There is a book of his creations. I can't think of the name of it and I'm not home right now to look at my copy. His name is James Bunch. He did some unbelievable things. Your friend is very talented.