Anyway, I started work on a jewellery box made from oak and roasted maple, once today's glue dries you can see some photos of the project as it develops.
The minion and the penguin, that is the type of thing I have been doing while laying on my back for the last couple of weeks. I carved the two little fellows in basswood and then painted them with craft paint. I also carved a couple of Santa Claus and a couple of snails, and a space shuttle and a wee boat and messed up a couple of other things.
If you have been debating wood carving, give it a go. You don't need expensive tools. I do lots of carving with my Bessey Utility knife.
Remember any shop time, is good time.