Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Want some stuff?

All right, ladies and gents. Mainly ladies...

I don't usually brag about my husband because I don't want to make anyone else feel bad because of his awesomeness, but just so you know:

He is. Awesome.

Anyway, recently he took up woodworking as a hobby. As with most things, it turns out he's kind of super talented at it. He just opened up an Etsy shop online for fun the other day. Monday, I think. He called me from work today all excited because some people "hearted" his stuff.

So cute, right?

It occurred to me that I haven't done a giveaway in FOREVER, so today I'm doing an extra special giveaway. Just click over to his Etsy shop or his website, Jacobson Woodcraft, pick what you want if you win, leave your choice in the comments, and if the random generator comes up with your name, you get it. Cool, right?

He has necklaces, guitar picks, coasters, and business card holders. You can pick out anything you like. He's so generous!

If you want the business card holder, Kenny can take your company logo (or if you want it as a gift for someone else's company) and turn it into a business card holder. That's what he did with his sample one. That's my brother's events company logo and Kenny turned it into a card holder. I looooooves it!

You have until midnight PST on Saturday. Whee!

Also, I'll be giving away my friend Aubrey Mace's brand new book Santa, Maybe as soon as I get a copy, but in the mean time, she's got a giveaway for it on her blog until Thursday night. Just
click over and leave a comment to enter. The odds are very good right now! She won this year's Whitney Award for Romance and I promise you will love this super cute, fun Christmas romantic comedy. (Um, also, I thought of the title. Squeeeeaaaal!)

Happy Wednesday!

36 comments:

Luisa Perkins said...

Oooh, me lovey the Nice Necklace. Gorgeous!

Guitar picks: those would make excellent stocking stuffers for my boys. I'll definitely keep Kenny in mind as the holidays draw closer.

Becca said...

That is awesome. I love the hibiscus necklace. Look at you, with a talented and fabulous husband!

Lara said...

You are not kidding that he is super talented! Wow...that is some beautiful stuff!

I love the hibiscus necklaces the most. I am partial to the purple one. :)

CountessLaurie said...

He recently took it up? Good grief, he IS awesome. I love the Monterey necklace. I see a heart.

Beautiful work, Kenny! I hearted you in Etsy!

Jami said...

I'm going to have to go with the coasters. Love the purple hibiscus necklace. That card holder is really cool too. It's hard to choose, but coasters are such a huge hit around here, I'm going to have to go with them.

Tell your husband that I heart his stuff.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Very cool. I like the stratford. Really nice work, Kenny!

MommyJ said...

ohhh, so pretty!! I like the wood inlay hibiscus.. very nice.

Kristina P. said...

He is awesome, you braggart!

Love the Monteray necklace.

Kazzy said...

All of the necklaces are gorgeous! What a talented guy!

And now I want to learn to play the guitar.

L.T. Elliot said...

Oh, I totally heart the Monterey Mohagany necklace. I heart it MUCH! (and lament that grammar!)

Way to rock it up, Kenny!

Laura Moffitt said...

That is so great!! I love/hate people that are that talented natural. My husband is the same.

I love the Wood Inlay Necklace. I just love that design and the colors are beautiful.

Kimberly said...

Wow. Seriously wow. Those necklaces are all gorgeous - I don't think I could choose...

Erin said...

I love the walnut and maple hibiscus necklace. It's amazing!

Migillicutty said...

Oooh, that Monterry necklace is SOOO pretty! (Hey, Am I allowed to comment more than once, to increase my chances of winning? No? Shoot.) I think all of those things are beautiful, how long does it take him to make one?

Migillicutty said...

Oops, typo. I meant Monterey. Sorry. (does this count as another vote, perchance? No? Shoot.)

Anna said...

Wow. Hard to choose. They are all great looking stuff.

I guess if I only get to pick one for the contest I will pick Kapaa necklace.

Kenny, the husband said...

Hi.

Thank you everyone for saying such nice things about my creations! I've been smiling all day long :)

To answer your question, Migillicutty, the first one always takes the longest because I have to do the design on the computer which involves some creativity and a lot of tweaking. Then I have to use another software program to generate the tool paths for my machine. That might take me from 1 to 8 hours total, depending on the complexity. Fortunately, once I've completed those steps, I don't have to do them again.

From that point, it takes me about 1-2 hours from start to finish.

If you are interested, here is, more or less, the process I follow once the design work and tool paths are done:
1. Set up the wood in the machine (repeating that process for however many pieces of wood are involved)
2. Sand it
3. Tweak the inlay pieces so they fit.
4. Glue it.
5. Clamp it.
6. Wait for it to dry.
6. Sand it again.
7. Sand it some more.
8. Um, sand it again.
9. Apply finish (Danish oil is my favorite).
10. Wait for it to dry.
11. Polish it.
12. Polish it again.
13. Er..polished it once more.
14. Cut and tie the cord for the necklace.

Emily said...

Well, you know I think your husband is super talented because he likes photography, so right there I was sold. :) His work is very cool!

Loving the purple flower!

Aubrey said...

Love Etsy.

Love the purple hibiscus necklace. Kenny is brilliant.

Also love the free publicity. :) I sent your books Saturday, so they should be there any minute now. Yay!

Kristin said...

You know I love Kenny's awesome jewelry! It is a tough choice, but I am going with this:
Monterey - Cocobolo and Maple Wood Necklace.

So cool.

KellyO said...

I love the necklace with the sun on it. Erica asks me just about every day when your book will be coming out. We may have to buy several copies. Love Kenny's talents and love that he chose YOU!

myimaginaryblog said...

I would have a very hard time choosing, but I think I'll vote for the hibiscus maple/walnut necklace. Or maybe the Monterey with the Cocobolo backing. Or if I were generous, one of the guitar picks for my brother.

Heather of the EO said...

Kapaa!!! It really is great stuff!

I hope I win! (again) ;)

evitafjord said...

Beautiful jewelry that I can wear!! Metals make me rashy. I love the Monterey necklace.

Eowyn said...

Those are beautiful!!!

I am requesting the Mahogany Monterey. Love it!

I think I'm sticking this site on my Christmas wish list. . .

That Girl said...

I want the Monterey too.

random.org - you're my best friend.

Kaylie said...

I like them all. Enter me, please!

Andrew & Sarah Clawson said...

PICK ME!!!! Your husband sure is talented! Love the purple hibcicus flower necklace. P.S. When is your book coming out????

Linda said...

Guitar picks please!!!!!!!
I love the stuff! Tell Kenny I heart his stuff and him too!!!!!!

InkMom said...

Purpleheart necklace, please. Lovely!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Love the Stratford - Maple Necklace with Zebrawood and Purpleheart Inlay. It reminds me of a caterpillar, waiting to be the butterfly.

What a talented guy. I imagine it takes a l-o-n-g time and he must be patient.

Sue said...

Wow - gorgeous stuff! My husband would absolutely love the guitar pick.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I like everyone else love the hibiscus... such great work!

Oh OH and the Monteray. I'll take either! :)

wendy said...

Oh man, what alot of neat things to be giving away. Do those across the Boarder qualify???----we Canadians.

also, regarding your post on Live and Learn --WOW, I don't even know what else to say. That must have been so excrutiatingly (sp) hard on you. I can't even imagine
I guess we can Live and Learn
Or live ------and learn nothing and grow not at all

charrette said...

Oh my goodness, what does kenny-the-perfect-husband NOT do? These are so cool!

charrette said...

Just read today's post and realized the giveaway's still on. I was thinking I'd missed it. I'm so loving the monterey necklace and the guitar picks (for my son).