I was opening the evening wine (Yellowtail Shiraz, if you wondered!) and noticed the plastic cork. And in no time at all, I was pawing through my linocutting tools two floors up for a good knife for carving, and I'd found my good handle inserted a new blade, after fumbling through my blade collection, and was at work on a couple of corks.
I recommend these plastic corks for great carving. The "real" corks, made of cork, are a lot harder to manage. But these cut sweetly, and I found two corks, resolved never to chuck them out again.
And you can carve both ends, which you see I did, happily. Then I did stamping with all of them on the Tyvek bag, using my archival ink pads. And felt so much better in every way, after doing that bit of carving.
Then I went on with dinner -- croquettes of squash, rolled in redhot Indian crumbs, and a glass of the aforementioned Shiraz.
Nice in every way.