Rhys & I received our very first wedding present, and it was handmade with a lot of thought, love, and imagination! The very best kind of gift! I wanted to share it with all of you because it's a truly wonderful steampunk creation...a set of wooden spoons with steampunk images wood-burned onto the backs to make them not only decorative, but personal.
The first spoon is an ornate monogram, "M" for Martin. Even though I'll be keeping my last name, I do consider myself a Martin. I love all of the beautiful work surrounding this letter.
This next spoon has two clock hands wood-burned on it. I love clock hands--they are one of my favorite materials to work with.
This next design is three gears and a heart shaped key hole--and it's stunning the amount of detail.
This spoon is perhaps my favorite; it's a compass. Rhys proposed to me with a compass, and compasses now bring such memories of joy, promise, and love.
The next three designs are simply stunning: a skeleton key with elegant scroll-work, a dirigible airship flying away, and a pocketwatch with tiny gears turning.