Wooden Bowtie Collaboration

My nephew and I decided to tackle a small woodworking project together recently to generate some wooden bowties that he could sell for charity at a block party. We discussed the options, and with my help, we came up with a three-colour design using maple (white), padouk (red), and purple heart.

The process entailed forming a large block of wood that would then be sliced into 1/4″ strips that resembled the final bowtie shape and design. This involved some crafty table saw work, which my nephew keenly observed and aided where possible.

The final sanding and finishing was time consuming, but the results were fantastic. My nephew learned a lot about woodworking, and the various tools required, got a little dusty, and came away with something unique he could call his own.

Leith in the Leaves

An afternoon raking leaves turned into a photo shoot with my nephew Leith. He loved the idea of jumping in the leaves after they were piled high. The warm weather and brilliant sun made the day.

First Birthday Party

There’s something about a child’s birthday that brings out the smile, and the chocolate cake! Leith celebrated his first in style, inviting a few friends to join in the event, share the cake, and wear funny hats.