Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tools Of The Trade

I did not get those three apple gourds finished in time for the PFATT Markeplace, which by the way you need to go visit all the new Spring offerings.
The trip to Arkansas really drained me. I think I was running on adrenalin after I got home, which ran out really quick!
I did decide they would be birdhouses. So outside I went with all the needed tools in hand.
**A face mask to protect me from the gourd dust, which can and has caused me some sick days in the past!
**A drill, with the proper hole bit to cut the openings.
**And finally a gourd scraper to get all the seeds and gourd membrane out through that tiny hole!

So there you have it. My famous pic of unfinished and pushed aside gourds.
Heavy Sigh!


Sharon Day said...

I sense there will be some lucky birds in the near future! That's quite an undertaking!

William Bezek said...

Wow, all that gunk was inside?

Unknown said...

Is that a custom made tool or a special one to clean out gourds?

DVArtist said...

Ohh this looks so familiar. LOL
Have a great weekend

Coach Z said...

so...why have they been pushed aside??? They will come back... I am sure!


Christopher A. Klingler said...

Popping in to say a belated hello.

CK :-)

Gourdqueen said...

No birds for these houses when I get them finished.
Yep all that gunk came out of only two of those gourds.
That is an actual gourd tool made for cleaning out gourds. I'm sure it was invented by a gourd artist!
Nicole I forget you do beading on gourds! Awesome beading I might add!