I made this nifty butterfly board using my old geometry kit, a thick piece of cardboard, some rust-proof sewing pins and crochet thread. This is tremendously careful work. Sometimes things do not turn out, and sometimes they end up amazing.
My husband is pretty supportive of my newfound hobby of working with dead animals. He is understanding, but not super into it himself. He grew up in a hunting household so he has seen his fair share of dead critters throughout the years. He is not grossed out by it, but sometimes he would ratherContinue reading “Life with a Taxidermist”
I wanted to write a little bit about the way that I eat. I think people who are interested in my taxidermy creations and curiosities may be interested in my murdertarian lifestyle. My food choices underwent a major change after reading ‘The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter” by Peter Singer. Prior toContinue reading “Murdertarians”
Here are some pictures from my first curiousity collection, which was made exclusively available at The Heartbreak Boutique in Saint John, New Brunswick.
I am pleased to share my first work of successful taxidermy! The end result exceeded my initial expectations and I am very happy with it. I have received many comments on the realism, which was my taxidermy goal. My sewing skills came in handy, as well as my crafting experience working with small and delicateContinue reading “Taxidermy”
This summer there was some wasp activity under the siding of our house. My husband used some wasp spray and it seemed to solve the problem. This fall while cleaning out the chimney, we pulled out a wasp’s nest on the chimney broom! So naturally, I kept the useable pieces and made something with them.Continue reading “Wasps and Nests”
Sometimes I find bones when I go for a walk in the woods. Nature does a good job at bringing animals back to the earth. When an animal dies, other critters come along to clean up. Coyotes, vultures, and crows take care of the big stuff. Bugs and creepy crawlers take care of the littleContinue reading “Bones”
No animals are harmed to collect these materials. All of the bones, feathers, and quills I use are found on my property in rural Kings County, New Brunswick. I love going for walks in the woods. I live on a back road off a rural side road, hidden deep in the woods. It is amazingContinue reading “Cruelty Free”
My latest crafting endeavours have involved the interesting and prickly resource of porcupine quills. Here’s a sample of some of my recent creations:
I have been having fun experimenting with birch bark as a craft medium. Birch bark has traditionally been used throughout the world for creating beautiful and useful objects. I chose to create a traditional Baltic basket based on an Estonian design. Once I have removed the outer bark layer from older dead birch trees onContinue reading “Birch Bark Baskets”