THING A DAY DOT COM 2012.. it’s happening!

Well, as some of you amazing followers of my BLOG may recall.. last year and the year before at this time I joined the THINGADAY.COM website’s challenge to.. duh.. make a thing every day and post it on one website with thousands of other participants. It was pretty challenging and rewarding and really inspiring to see the variety of things people come up with. It’s motivating to make something every day – as my BLOG is intended to do but sometimes I get a little lazy or run out of time with work and travel etc. BUT the idea is to re-energize crafters and I’ll be there with bells on the entire month of Feb. I’ve got a pile of dog-eared craft books and jewelry magazines ready with ideas and tons in my 

So.. you can either join me by signing up yourself  thing a day dot com 2012 click here or just checking in there to see what I’ve created ~likely under the name FIREYGODDESS. It was hosted through a site called Posterous last year which was a pain in the butt because I had to double post there & on my BLOG ~ but this year it’s on WORDPRESS (which is this blog’s site). 

Make Something Every Day

Because it’s worth it.

Still not feeling the creative bug as I ‘m back at work and trying to get rid of this flu bug. These two videos make me smile so i hope they brighten your day as well.

toenails from a man.

treats n snoozin. snoozin n treats. Oh god. i can smell his face. Read on!

Make Something Every Day



the pleasures of peyote

Even after my weekly grounding tradition of watering all the plants (last week’s grounding was more like repotting 7 plants before seeing clients to ensure I wasn’t still upset), I find myself with a couple extra free hours in the therapy office today. Yes Kate and C that was a long run on sentence. I am labeling and filing and purging art pieces. In that process I rediscovered an unfinished beaded eagle feather. Ah, the pleasures of the peyote stitch. This must be how knitters feel. Don’t you just want to put the next bead on? You can see where it might go… and so on and so on and soooo….. I bead until the next client arrives. Yeah me, i love my job.

I’ve had a few responses from a previous post on beading eagle feathers.  Learning from another person (traditional forms ideally) is best but here’s some instructional on peyote. This man’s pattern is totally inspiring and perhaps beyond my present skills. 


It gets a tad more complicated to wrap it around the feather. As you can see in the video, gluing hyde on first helps so the beads don’t slip off. I swear the first two rows are the hardest – it takes as much time to measure out and perfect the first 2 rows as it does to complete the project. I’ll post this project when it’s complete.

Here’s a ton of patterns of things to make using the peyote stitch click here for patterns 

the scale of the feathers - they are huge!

Make Something Every Day



dirty girl in torrential rain

Just checking in with my coffee.

Thoughts on, after AV Captain helped me learn a few skills. WORDPRESS has ONE font.. this font. (actually I have BOLDED it for “fun”). You can get one other font for free. All video has to be youtube posted / friendly to be a compatible upload for this blog. BOOO. Tech friends??? Suggestions please…. maybe I should have gone with ?

YES, it’s gob on his forehead.

Back to the beach /// All beachcombing efforts will be ceased for the day as some SERIOUS and I mean SERIOUS rains are falling. Like SUPA-loud-thick-sheet rain. The positive? It’s falling straight down with no wind and about 8 degrees. Still had to put foot to Amos’ butt to get him off his chais lounge to go pee this am. The PUMP fixer gentlemen are out front in full WETCOAST gear, pulling the Well pump out ~~which hopefully means a shower for this author, after three days.~~

Oh… I spoke to soon. The rain IS sideways. I just brought in all the wood from the covered deck, which will last til Corey gets home next Monday. Note to self- don’t peel a BAG of garlic for roasting when you can’t wash your hands after.

Stoking my woodstove and stirring the Squash soup on it,

~more mermaid