Slöjden - Carving a wooden spoon from bent wood.
might be long and intense process, but wouldn't it be neat to (have your husband) carve bowls and spoons?
Amazing resource! Bush craft techniques: from carving bowls to making fishing baskets. jonsbushcraft.com
One of my two favorite tool makers. Del Stubbs at PineWood Forge makes these. I own all but three tools.
Spoon Carving with Barn The Spoon
Making wooden kitchen spoons and similar utensils
Beginner's Whittling Guide: The Knives, Skills, & Wood Needed
http://www.woodesigner.net provides fantastic guidance as well as techniques to woodworking
Drawings of spoons found at Novgorod Medieval Archaeological dig.
Juan van der Hamen y Leon - Still Life with Sweets (1622)