Last year we had to cut a few limbs off our cherry tree and one day it occurred to me that the branches were the perfect diameter for children's blocks.
The blocks have been done (cut, sanded, oiled) for ages but I finally made the bag today. Canvas, lined in green cotton, with a tree applique and cinching ribbon closure.
I should warn you that if you're making blocks, use EXTREME caution cutting an irregular branch on a miter saw (or you could easily cut the wrong kind of limb). I came darn close to some serious bloodshed but escaped with bruising and a broken saw safety guard.
Much safer to just play with them. (it was REALLY hot here today so Biscuit was keeping the clothing to a minimum. I swear, I usually dress her)
Despite the near loss of limb*, I'm enjoying branching* out of the sewing room and into the woodshop. I've got a few more wood projects up my sleeve. Stay tuned.
*Two puns in one sentence!