I've been working on making spoons in my shop for about the past 6 weeks and I must say that I've really enjoyed it. It's very satisfying to make something yourself and making a spoon seems to bring a certain contentment with it.
Here is a photo of a spoon I just finished. This one is out of American cherry:
And here are several others out of (l to r): maple, black walnut, and cherry:
I've been making these out of scrap lumber and while this wood is harder than unseasoned wood, it produces a fine, strong spoon that works well in a kitchen environment.
I'll be working on another spoon later this week and I'll take you through this step by step so if you like, you can make your own.