Last week I bought my first ever piece of taxidermy! In preparation for our #taxidermyselfie campaign, I decided to invest in my own crow. So, here she is – Connie the Crow. In the next few weeks, I’ll be travelling around with Connie, getting as many #taxidermyselfies from friends and unsuspecting neighbours as possible . . .
Those of you following me on Twitter will also know that Granny Rosie – knitting guru extraordinaire – has come up with her own version of Connie, knitted crows for those who would prefer to do their #taxidermyselfies with birds of the woollen variety rather than feathered. In this picture, as you can see, Connie is rather bewildered by being surrounded by smaller, less fluffy versions of herself. The kitchen table is now covered (though Connie lives in my study, being rather more solitary by nature).
We will be putting a pattern for knitted crows on the website as soon as it’s done – Granny Rosie made up the crow pattern, so is in the process of putting it down on paper.
So, whether you do a #taxidermyselfie with a piece of taxidermy (everything welcome, not only birds) or a creature of a less living nature, don’t forget to use the hashtag so we can scoop up the image and put it in our #taxidermyselfie gallery when we launch the new website in August . . .