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A retired Melfort couple is taking their unique hobby all around the province with the help of their family.

Recently retired Elvin Preete was looking for a new hobby in 2009, and he came up with woodworking.

He enjoyed working on the lathe and creating different pieces, but he discovered his true passion in carving faces out of driftwood and bark.

“I do faces,” said Elvin Preete, of Elvin’s Creative Carvings. “That’s my main thing. I take a piece of wood and find the character. After a while, they develop their own personalities.”

While working in his shop one day cutting off ends, his wife Roxanne found an opportunity for a hobby of her own.

“He was in the shop cutting it off,” said Roxanne Preete of Rox’s Creations. “And I said, ‘Oh, I see a fairy house in it.’ And that’s how I got doing my fairy houses.”

Roxanne …

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