This is an area where just
about any idea can be worked into a Christmas ornament. If you have a general theme for the carving
that you would like, say, a cat themed ornament, then either the cat can be the carved
ornament, or you could have a child holding a cat. You could specify a
little girl or boy, funny or sweet and have a special order Christmas
ornament that no one else will ever have. The Christmas ornaments in the pictures,
below, just show how
varied the ideas can be.
Personalized Christmas Ornaments
Many children and grandchildren play sports or musical instruments and that
too, is a way of personalizing the Christmas ornament.
Matched or Mirrored Pairs of Christmas Ornaments
Matching carved ornaments or ornaments that are mirror images of each other
are a good way to share Christmas when you can't be together. It's a
sentimental yet happy approach to ornament collecting.
Beat the Christmas Rush!
It is so much easier to carve these ornaments far in advance of the
Christmas rush. Please let us know as soon as you are interested. Although
many people think of ornaments only at Christmas time, many clients have
told Coffman that they leave their special ornaments out all year and not
just on a Christmas tree.
Don't forget to check out our "Butterball" Christmas Ornaments.
Noggin Wood Carvings
The term "noggin" can mean a head and seems to have a
rustic feeling to it that goes well with the look of the carvings. You can see
some of our Noggin wood carvings by
going to Page 2 above.
The noggin idea developed when odd pieces of wood were left after cutting out
larger ideas from a board. The unusual shapes worked perfectly for forcing
Coffman to look at different ways to fit expressive faces into the space
available. There was no wrong way to carve them and so no rules that had to be
followed. She could carve long beards, short beards, faces that were fat or
crinkled up, mouths that were hidden or smiling widely, or intentionally make
the hat fall over one eye. Carving the noggins is the perfect break from more
serious work like the nativity scene wood