This St Andrews Cross Spider was in a web in our yard for all of Summer and she has thousands of babies! It seemed like she had a new green egg sack every week.
In late May I found her all dried out and dead in her web. I left her there for a couple of days and then thought I’d like to pop her into a jar to wear as a necklace. I’ve collected a Chrysalis top from a plant in our yard (I followed a creature from Caterpillar to Butterfly, though did not see if emerge) and wear that so thought it would be nice to have another creature who was a fixture in the yard for a time to wear.
She was quite a bit too large to squeeze into the jar opening so I kept setting her aside and thinking about it. Unfortunately last night some creature got to her and ate the body, leaving me a pile of legs and a small part of head. oh no! Though she is now safely sealed in a jar for me to wear.
Some super cute Terrariums were made at our Terrarium workshops this winter for Hands On Brisbane. More Terrarium workshops planned for Spring and Summer. Send me a message through my contact page if you are interested in learning to make your own Terrarium.
The Finders Keepers is on in Brisbane the weekend of the 5th and 6th July, about a month away! I applied at the last minute after getting home from holidays and have been making goodies since I found out I got a spot.
As I make all of my stuff from scratch it is a lot of work. Screen printing, stamping, cutting out felt to sew, needle felting… And now I have to start thinking about the display I want to have (I’ve got a lot of ideas, just need to bring them all together). At least my felt jobs are dwindling. On the list at the moment I only have Heart Necklace, Plant Cell Necklace, Uterus Brooch, Liver Brooch, Felted Brain Jar, Kidney Jar, Felted Brain Hair Tie, Felted Brain Brooch, Vein Man Mini Cushion and Skin Hoop. I should be able to get most of this finished by end of next week. I’ll cut most out tomorrow…