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Topic: A Gift From My Father [woodwork]  (Read 2453 times)
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« on: May 25, 2010 08:40:27 PM »

My parents have been avid crafters my whole life (and trust me, that's a LONG time...LOL!) and they taught me to be the same way.

My parents came over for dinner on Sunday and I thought I would show you what my dad brought me. I personally think they are the most awesomest things that ever awesomed!!

Here is the group together:

Here is a better view of the elephant family:

The zebra:

The last one is quite possibly my favorite thing EVER! I collect all things tiki and my dad made me this one:

What are they made of you ask? They are made from the "boots" of a sabal palm. The boots are the old dried up palm frond ends that cover the truck/base of the palm. Here is a pic showing the boots:

He cut them off of the tree, cut them into the shapes he wanted/needed and then painted them.
And I LOVE them.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010 08:59:05 PM »

These are great! I adore the elephants!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010 11:58:49 PM »

Love them all!  Living in Los Angeles and in a neighborhood with lots of tall old palm trees, when we get some good winds (a few times a year) all the old fronds come crashing to the streets and sidewalks and have always thought that the trunk ends ought to be craftable.  (Our trees also have a very cool element that's sort of like a bark/paper/fabric material, a beautiful dark brown, that comes down as well that I've used for crafting.)  Thanks for the inspiration!
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010 01:17:56 AM »

those elephants are amazing! you have an awesome dad!

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010 07:30:41 AM »

These are so cool.  I love when something everyday and ordinary becomes a star. 

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010 07:53:01 AM »

I love them all.  You have been blessed with a clever family.  It makes it so much easier to explain creative ideas when they pop into your head at odd times.  LOL

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010 07:55:42 AM »

A crafter he is indeed, artist too I might add - not a bad trait to inherit. Those are pretty awesome & a great use for something that usually end up in the trash or compost.
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