Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wild Turkey

I counted 35 turkeys across the street from my house yesterday, Noticably missing all but one of the adult males. They don't seem to care too much though.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Crown


Last Chance to sign up for the batwing crown class at Castle in the Air this saturday!
 This is going to be a great day we will be making this fab crown using leather formed over a wire skeleton to give a realistic creepy factor to this Edward Gorey inspired creation.
As usual there will be lots of tips and techniques on crown making in general and a creepy goody bag of trims to take home.

Phone: (510)204-9801 Castle in the Air on 4th street in Berkeley to sign up

Monday, October 19, 2009

caterpillars in the mist



It's been raining on and off all week, all the plants in my yard are delighted because I'm not the best gardener and they finally got watered. It's the perfect weather for making wooly things and sipping cocoa, although being northern California a heatwave sometime in the next few weeks is still possible. I'm working on caterpillars this week as you see and then I'm on to a special project for Castle in the air.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Meet the Neighbors


Over the past couple of years wild turkeys have settled in to my neighborhood. This summer the troop of about 10 had chicks and suddenly there were 40 or more gawky chicks, they are no trouble at all except when the big males were showing off in the spring by chasing kids on bikes, the kids were a little freaked at first, but those big ungainly toms with their falsetto voices and can can girl run are hard to take seriously.
Now that autumn is here the flock has thinned out alot, suddenly. I don't like to think that anything sinister has happened but the adults have mostly dissapeared. today I spoke to my neighbor and he told me that on his way to work last week he saw 3 guys catching them, flinging them in a van and driving away.   They've kidnapped my neighbors! I'm very upset about it, but this is not really a sympathetic environment, what with it almost being thanksgiving and all.