This was 3 hours of work today. Drawn freehand onto a small 6x6 board and then hand carved out with a few tools. The design is based on a drawing on in a book, but I just did it by looking at the drawing and then drawing something similar on the board. I started with a small V notch and went over the drawing, then moved to a larger V notch. and went over again. Then I dug out the field between the design and border. Now I am shaping the stem, leaves, and acorns to get a 3D like feel to the design.
I am thinking about doing a few of these to get good at them, and then giving the next few of them to all my nieces/nephews as gifts.