So I made this Birch Wood Ornament a few weeks ago as a Thanksgiving Gift. I know, that’s not a thing, but I wanted to create a little something for a couple of friends who never fail to make me feel welcome here, at home really, in a country that isn’t mine. So I figured a lovely cabin-in-the-woods scenery would do the trick and carry this feeling of coziness and warmth that I invariably find going to their place.
But before gifting it to them, I took the time to film the whole creation to make sure I’d be able to share a piece of it with you too 💛🧡 It wasn’t without challenges though, but I’m still happy with the result, and hopeful that you’ll like it as much as I do.
See, this pretty decoration actually cost me my favorite Pyrography Pen, which happens to also be the most fragile I own. You can see me already struggling in the beginning, pushing (surely too much) my pen into the wood, not realizing that it wasn’t heating properly. It didn’t take long before it broke, and I had to wait a few days before receiving a new one, hence the awful change of light in the middle of the timelapse.
Now that’s the kind of hurdle that happens sometimes with handcrafted projects, and I’m okay with it. Nothing lasts forever, and it’s not something I would ever expect from my tools. But still, I can’t help but wonder why it always happens when your deadline is already tight. The truth is, I finished this ornament the day before Thanksgiving..!
Fortunately, my friends liked it, and in the end, that’s the only thing that matters.