Friday, November 23, 2007

A visitor and more

There have been a lot of spiders this year, and I really don't mind them - outside. This one was too close for comfort as I groggily reached for the tea canister this morning. I know he is harmless, I know he eats the flies ... but that does not mean I want to live with him.
So, after the obligatory squeal as my fingers brushed his back I stood up looked around and realised I was alone. Archer could not reach the bench, the boys would not. Bravely I gathered Mr Hairy into a glass, tiptoed outside and released him, over next doors fence.
Note to self: Next time check a) The neighbours are not having coffee on their veranda and b) That I have clothes covering all 'bits'.

These teeny tiny junk pins are 1" wide and were such fun to make. If you know where I can source more of these little kilt pins please let me know.

11 comments:

Still Waters Studio said...

Eeeeeeek! I'm glad we don't have spiders like that here. It's hard to tell the scale of the picture, but it looks about 8 cm.
The new junk pins are so cute! I'll be on the lookout for more kilt pins.
Sherry

katelnorth said...

Must be a week for spiders. When I dropped off DS at school on Tuesday am, his teacher stopped in mid sentence to tell me I had a spider on my head - I expected some little spider (not being known for big hairies the way you are over there) and reached up to brush it off - it was about 5cm across! Not so hairy as your friend, but substantial. Luckily, I don't have spider issues, but I'd just as soon he wasn't in my hair...

Oh, and nice brooch pins!

Sue Smith said...

I'm glad I don't live next to you, but my brother nearly does! I don't think I've ever had a spider that big in my house. You were really brave.

Love the pins, Julie!

Natalie B said...

The pins are gorgeous Julie. Unfort no idea where you would source such little pins from. Black one is my fav. :-)

Janine said...

Ohh Julie... we have been having heaps of spiders too - huge wolf spiders in the house and I nearly fainted when I saw a brown trapdoor in the backyard.... now that was a HUGE spider.... PS I have a phobia about spiders... lol
PSS Love the pins too!

Janet said...

We have a lot of spiders where we live, too but I don't think they're anywhere near as big as that one! I had a chuckle when I read your note to self!!

Love the little pins.

Dawnie said...

Thats one big mr hairy in your house Julie.Bet your neibours still love you !
Now those small kilt pins are in a pack of 6? from Ranger I think.Scrapbooks from the heart had/have them(I think I shared mine with you?)or scraptivate so will check both for you.
Will ring you soon
Prawnie xxx

dogfaeriex5 said...

yikes!!
i love to look at spiders but do not like them in the house or around my animals, we had some big dark ones in our garage that did not last long when i saw them...i would had screamed bloody murder seeing that first thing in the A.M....xoxo~kim

Dot said...

I have a very hairy huntsman on my loungeroom wall right now and have not disturbed him. But would love to be brave enough to take him gently out side. If I do feel brave enough I will make sure my 'bits' are covered he heh...

Love your tiny pins - they look gorgeous.

kelsey said...

I too have huntsman spiders visit me in my studio Julie! They are usually lurking on the ceiling so are easily visible but each time, before I go inside, I check that they are in the same spot....they can sure run fast and they LEAP!!!

Love the pins!

Ro Bruhn said...

Cute pins Julie, not so cute spider.