Over at Beginners Carving Corner and Beyond http://beginnerscarvingcorner.blogspot.com/ a try something new challenge of sorts was issued. I believe Mr. Tom Hindes carved a Santa in a 1/4" square stick in four, yes four, minutes. So I had to give it a try.
Mine is carved in 1/4" square stock Poplar (it was handy) and is about 1 1/8" long. It took me about Seven minutes to get him this far. When I get him painted I will have to post him again.
I have included in the photos a standard number 2 pencil for size comparison.