Saturday, 18 August 2012

Altered Spoon Bloghop with Susan Brown

Hi everyone! It's great to be back crafting and blogging after a great time sailing the west coast of Scotland (more in another post).  I needed a project to get me back into the swing of things and Martha invited me to take part in this wonderful Altered Spoon Bloghop Challenge. Just what I needed. 

So here is my entry - a wedding spoon. All the goodluck wedding traditions go back to the mists of time, but I do know that the wooden spoon originated in Wales and was given to a lady by her admirer and was usually hand carved to show he was good with his hands and could provide for a future wife.  A carved heart would be to show affection. 

No hand carving in mine, but some of the flowers are handmade.  I just need a happy couple to give it to now!

Susan is celebrating her five year blogiversary today - congratulations Susan!

 Click the link here to go to Susan's blog and blog hop around the wonderful entries - loads of wonderful inspiration!

Have a great weekend and hopefully I'll be back with some more posts soon!


Betty Refour said...


Brenda Burfeind said...

this is so beautiful and I have a wedding to go to in the near future. I might use your inspiration, great job

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Jennie - Thanks so much for going me in celebrating. I'm glad you were inspired by the theme. Your altered spoon is GORGEOUS and is sure to be a treasured keepsake for the lucky couple who receives it. Thanks so much for the folklore and tradition regarding the wooden very intriguing. This bloghop has turned out to be larger than life. Sending you many big crafty hugs!!! Susan :)

Debbie said...

OMG Jennie, it is totally stunning, I love it. Please can i pinch the idea to make and give to a friend, she will love it too.
I have the Tim Sewing room form and think I can make it look lovely like yours.

Pearl Maple said...

Love your theme and choice of colours, altering spoons is great fun.

Maria Soto said...

so pretty in pink!!! lovely flowers and butterflies

Terri Cook said...

Its so soft and beautiful!

Barbara Rankin said...

Your spoon is beautiful. I love the idea. I might have to use that for my next wedding gift.