Wood Carving:

  • Woodcarving Illustrated – Wood carving site dedicated to the wood carving enthusiast with regular topics on carving duck decoys, realistic animals, santas, chess sets, chip carving, sharpening techniques, whittling, caricatures, chainsaw, canes and sticks, architectural, realistic birds, fish, relief carving, power carving, wood spirits, stylizied, sign lettering, books and more.

Lumber/Wood Supplier:

Arts and Crafts:

  • Allied Arts of Whatcom County – Provides opportunities for artists, craftspeople and performers to interact directly with members of the community through festivals, gallery exhibits, and school visits. Includes a list of events and membership information.
  • – Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on Etsy, the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace. Share stories through millions of items from around the world.


  • The Urban Gardener – Garden Design, Consultation, and Vintage Garden Shop in Tacoma, WA. Designing organic and sustainable gardens since 2005. Her little garden shop is so cute!
  • PoseManikinShe is an extremely talented photographer, designer, jewelry maker, culinary artist, and experimental musician. Her blog is extremely interesting as well!


  • Washington Trails Association – A non-profit organization that advocates protection of hiking trails and wilderness, conducts trail maintenance, and promotes hiking in Washington State.
  • Geocaching – The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site.
  • SummitPost – A collaborative content community focused on climbing, mountaineering, hiking and other outdoor activities.