carved this for a grandmother’s 70th birthday. It represents her at the centre with her 7 grandsons around her in height order. Before I finished, another grandchild was born, and this had to be squeezed in. I just found the right amount of wood for the extra child and finished the carving before another came along. With seven boys to carve there was a problem of making them all interesting so I invented different ways to represent their clothing.