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.
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”
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”