For Christmas I got my brother this card game called Thunderstone. He likes it a lot. The goal is to venture ever deeper into a dungeon with your heroes, slaughtering monsters for points, and it ends when someone claims the eponymous stone from the bottom of the deck.
So I was looking at the art for the Thunderstone and I thought, "hey, I could probably carve that for reals." I was wrong. But I did manage to create something that looks sort of like it! I bought a "starter set" of tools and stones from Blick, learned about techniques online, and started carving.
Considering it's the first thing I have ever carved, I'm happy with the way it turned out. I gave it to Kevin for his birthday and I think he was happy. At least he was surprised!