Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I needed a hobby, that's how this whole project got started.

When you get home from work what do you do with your free time? Some people spend hours watching television in the evenings, others play video games or run errands. Personally, I read. And when I say I read I'm talking an average of a book every 2-3 days. That's excellent, right? Reading helps with vocabulary and it stimulates imagination, etc. However, that's all I did in my free time. You think I'm kidding? I read seven books from September 1 to September 7. THAT'S A BOOK A DAY! I decided I needed a change. I needed to be more productive with my time, I needed a HOBBY!

Does this mean I'll stop reading? Of course not, but I will vary what I choose to do with my time. Thus Wooden Parlor was born, a much needed creative outlet. Last year around this time, with the help of a friend I made some birthday boards, soon to be Christmas gifts for some of my family members. Over the course of a year multiple people have commented on these, so much so that I thought, "hey I could make those for people." Why not? I've got time.

Introducing the Birthday Board:

I made this one a little less than a year ago for my mom.
Here's one I made a couple days ago.

Interested in your very own birthday board or want to give one as a gift? Check out for pricing and details.

I've got a few other ideas up my sleeve for other wooden decor items I want to make and I'll be posting about those soon. In the meantime, any requests? I'll be happy to try my hand at just about anything.


  1. These are so cute! What a great hobby :) I'm stopping by from Three's 4 Me!

  2. This is great! I'm known to forget a few and with all my friends having kids now, it's even harder to keep up. Stopping by from Three's 4 Me.

  3. I'm also your newest follower...I hope you come check me out :-)

  4. SO CUTE!! What a creative idea!! I completely know what you mean when you say you "needed a hobby!" The entire reason I started sewing was because I was just downright bored of the way I spending my free time (although, your reading was a lot better than my watching tv haha!). Anyway, great post, and I hope to see you again on Thursday!

  5. Found you through Three's 4 me. You are so creative! I love this!