first.... although the popcorn is great, it is far past time to post about something else.
second.... yes, i am still a blogger.
third.... i am also still a crafter; a sporadic one at the moment, but still one nonetheless.
fourth.... i am also a farmer. well, i will be next spring. right now i am just a digger, forker, turner, composter and mulcher.
several weeks ago i went to visit my friend debbie and took my deer head and ears with me. i bought the form from a taxidermy company in the hopes it would provide me with a model that i could scale down and make deers of fabric. well, it didn't work so well and everyone went berserk over deer mounts and then tired of them... i felt a bit behind the curve on that so i just let it go... until august. i was visiting for a couple of days and it was so nice. we spent the mornings eating a nice breakfast and then went into the neighboring woods to forage. for lichen. lots of lichen.
and then came back to sit in the sun, enjoy the wildlife and the view and the searing, burning joy of a hot glue gun.
so this is my contribution to the deer mount community... where i finally decided i have room to put it is not the most ideal location for photography. none of the photos are great, but i have to say it is something that really is so much greater in person... all the different textures of lichen is just spectacular. and the branches as antlers.... also super great.
i love it, and as mentioned above? almost couldn't find room for it in my house. it isn't small. from the bottom of the chest to the top of the head is about 36 inches and then maybe 48 inches from antler to antler. it didn't look so big when i was making it outside, or testing it on debbie's walls. but getting it into the car wasn't a breeze, not hard either, but not a breeze. it was when i got it into my house that i thought... yikes. but i wasn't going to give up either because he is too wonderful to not have keeping an eye on me.
so then... other crafting later. and the farming? that too will be a post for another day. i worked so hard getting the 'land' prepped i can hardly function... so more too come on the farming front as well.
hope you are enjoying the fall season (or spring for you southern hemispherians). i am, tons.