This all started in 2013. It was Amelia’s first year of marriage, and her first Christmas tree… but they had very few ornaments. After picking up their IKEA tree with some friends, she used the cut off of the bottom to create their very first christmas ornament.
Shortly afterwards she somehow got her hands on more wood and proceeded to slice it up into tree cookies. After a scary experience of hitting a knot it the tree branch and almost slicing off fingers with the chop saw, the tree slicing was delegated to her wonderful father, Brian.
Brian has faithfully collected branches from his pruning/removing of his trees, as well as now has spent hours creating sawdust and wood cookies for us.
Recently we have been ordering my wood rounds from the east coast of Canada, from a gentleman who goes behind the logging operations to collect abandoned birch. The wood collected would otherwise be left to rot as they do not use birch at the paper mill.
*For a couple more examples check out the Etsy store here*