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Thing 6

Thing 6 was more about putting the creativity out there to share with others. There was a local artists fair here on Isla Mujeres and it was my first time to participate. Thanks to everyone who supported me with purchases

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Thing 6

Thing 6 was more about putting the creativity out there to share with others. There was a local artists fair here on Isla Mujeres and it was my first time to participate. Thanks to everyone who supported me with purchases

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Thing 5

Today has been full of accomplishments. I finished up some wax votives for the artist fair that is tomorrow. And just now got the recipe for my wedding day signature cocktail completed. I was going for the color but it

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Thing 5

Today has been full of accomplishments. I finished up some wax votives for the artist fair that is tomorrow. And just now got the recipe for my wedding day signature cocktail completed. I was going for the color but it

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Thing 4

I’m knitting. Ok, sort of knitting. I am using this yarn from Red Heart called Boutique Sashay and the pattern on the label for a really cute ruffly scarf. Discounting that I’m more of a crocheter than knitter, I’d say

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Thing 4

I’m knitting. Ok, sort of knitting. I am using this yarn from Red Heart called Boutique Sashay and the pattern on the label for a really cute ruffly scarf. Discounting that I’m more of a crocheter than knitter, I’d say

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Thing 3

It’s not that I didn’t have enough to do but there is a local artist fair here on Thursday and I’m signed up. It’s important to have some items for sale I believe. So I am busy making some items.

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Thing 3

It’s not that I didn’t have enough to do but there is a local artist fair here on Thursday and I’m signed up. It’s important to have some items for sale I believe. So I am busy making some items.

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Thing 2

Oops. Only Day 3 and I already forgot to post Day 2 so here it is. My bouquet will be made of shells and stuff so here are the first 3 components. Roses from shells.

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Thing 2

Oops. Only Day 3 and I already forgot to post Day 2 so here it is. My bouquet will be made of shells and stuff so here are the first 3 components. Roses from shells.

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Thing 1

It’s already February and I will probably be devoting at least the first half of the month to prep for February 15th. I’m getting married to the most wonderful man I can imagine. On the beach. On an island. In

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Thing 1

It’s already February and I will probably be devoting at least the first half of the month to prep for February 15th. I’m getting married to the most wonderful man I can imagine. On the beach. On an island. In

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Thing 28

It’s the last day for thing a day and I was a total slacker. The most creative thing I did was take a couple photos of Little Yellow Cat as she implemented eminent domain over my hat by chewing it

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Thing 28

It’s the last day for thing a day and I was a total slacker. The most creative thing I did was take a couple photos of Little Yellow Cat as she implemented eminent domain over my hat by chewing it

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Thing 27

For Thing 27, I made some mosaic pendants using freshwater pearls, shells, vintage Czech seed beads and sand. I love making these pendants! I also am working on the idea of using a shell as a frame and have included

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Thing 27

For Thing 27, I made some mosaic pendants using freshwater pearls, shells, vintage Czech seed beads and sand. I love making these pendants! I also am working on the idea of using a shell as a frame and have included

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Thing 26

Here it is day 26 already. After the big adventure this weekend, I brought home plenty of sea salt from Rio Lagartos and a 50 kilo bag of corn from some small town in the Yucatan. I don’t have a

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Thing 26

Here it is day 26 already. After the big adventure this weekend, I brought home plenty of sea salt from Rio Lagartos and a 50 kilo bag of corn from some small town in the Yucatan. I don’t have a

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Thing 25

My friend Jan is in need of a boyfriend so to end our weekend journey, we stopped by the prison outside of Valladolid to look around. We decided to shop for hammocks at the prison as they are reputed to

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Thing 25

My friend Jan is in need of a boyfriend so to end our weekend journey, we stopped by the prison outside of Valladolid to look around. We decided to shop for hammocks at the prison as they are reputed to

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Thing 24

Today’s thing was a continuation of creativity recharge. Got up early to go on a tour to see flamingos in the Rio Lagartos biosphere, including a great mud bath followed by exploration of the nearby towns and ending with moonlight

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Thing 24

Today’s thing was a continuation of creativity recharge. Got up early to go on a tour to see flamingos in the Rio Lagartos biosphere, including a great mud bath followed by exploration of the nearby towns and ending with moonlight

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Thing 23

Day 23 and today was the start if a weekend vacation to Rio Lagartos so mostly filled with driving and some nice photos. I’ll share a few photos. I met a very crafty man however who uses shells and old

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Thing 23

Day 23 and today was the start if a weekend vacation to Rio Lagartos so mostly filled with driving and some nice photos. I’ll share a few photos. I met a very crafty man however who uses shells and old

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Thing 22

In Mexico on King’s Day, everyone has Rosca de Reyas which is a sweet bread in a big circle sort of like Mardi Gras king’s cake. In spite of the mountains of packages at every store in sight, I made

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Thing 22

In Mexico on King’s Day, everyone has Rosca de Reyas which is a sweet bread in a big circle sort of like Mardi Gras king’s cake. In spite of the mountains of packages at every store in sight, I made

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Thing 21

Thing 21 is a bracelet. Some friends and I started a freeform peyote bracelet round robin. We each started our own bracelet and then passed it around for others to add to and they came back to the original owner

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Thing 21

Thing 21 is a bracelet. Some friends and I started a freeform peyote bracelet round robin. We each started our own bracelet and then passed it around for others to add to and they came back to the original owner

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Thing 20

Thing 20 started a while back with a piece of clear acrylic? pipe that came out of someone’s trash. I brought it home and immediately measured up a bamboo placemat I had bought against it and tada! They were the

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Thing 20

Thing 20 started a while back with a piece of clear acrylic? pipe that came out of someone’s trash. I brought it home and immediately measured up a bamboo placemat I had bought against it and tada! They were the

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Thing 19

Day 19 was kind of lame. I got a cold yesterday and energy was low here today. I spent some time playing with rocks I picked up yesterday. I also almost made a lamp but it will be tomorrow’s thing

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Thing 19

Day 19 was kind of lame. I got a cold yesterday and energy was low here today. I spent some time playing with rocks I picked up yesterday. I also almost made a lamp but it will be tomorrow’s thing

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Thing 18

I don’t know how creative Thing 18 is, but it sure helps recharge the creativity. We went and picked up sea glass and shells along the beach. Of course, it was properly inspected upon arrival back home. Well, one of

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Thing 18

I don’t know how creative Thing 18 is, but it sure helps recharge the creativity. We went and picked up sea glass and shells along the beach. Of course, it was properly inspected upon arrival back home. Well, one of

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Thing 17

Thing 17 is more polymer clay. I used bits and pieces leftover from the in progress butterfly cane to make some nice veneer and with it, I made a couple of pendants and components for a bracelet. And because I

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Thing 17

Thing 17 is more polymer clay. I used bits and pieces leftover from the in progress butterfly cane to make some nice veneer and with it, I made a couple of pendants and components for a bracelet. And because I

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Thing 16

Thing 16 was working on a polymer clay butterfly cane. It is not done but will be soon.

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Thing 16

Thing 16 was working on a polymer clay butterfly cane. It is not done but will be soon.

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Thing 15

Today’s thing was just sort of following a tutorial on making a cane slice covered heart in polymer clay. Turns out it was a very cool way to make a heart. It feels nice in my hand and I’m thinking

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Thing 15

Today’s thing was just sort of following a tutorial on making a cane slice covered heart in polymer clay. Turns out it was a very cool way to make a heart. It feels nice in my hand and I’m thinking

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Thing 14

Today’s thing was dinner. After all, it’s Valentine’s Day so I made an herb crusted leg of lamb, heart shaped carrots, mashed potatoes and tomatoes. I really thing the carrots and tomatoes would be great in a snack, raw with

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Thing 14

Today’s thing was dinner. After all, it’s Valentine’s Day so I made an herb crusted leg of lamb, heart shaped carrots, mashed potatoes and tomatoes. I really thing the carrots and tomatoes would be great in a snack, raw with

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Thing 13

So it’s getting late in the day for Thing 13 and time got away from me. I need to sleep! That means no ultra fancy cookies but simple hearts. I plan to enjoy them tomorrow!

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Thing 13

So it’s getting late in the day for Thing 13 and time got away from me. I need to sleep! That means no ultra fancy cookies but simple hearts. I plan to enjoy them tomorrow!

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Thing 12

Today’s thing is an experiment in how to support some flimsy structures in polymer clay through the curing process. But I think I have a plan to move forward with on an actual rose after this experiment. Then we needed

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Thing 12

Today’s thing is an experiment in how to support some flimsy structures in polymer clay through the curing process. But I think I have a plan to move forward with on an actual rose after this experiment. Then we needed

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Thing 11

Thing 11 was kind of creative. First, it was my birthday but due to circumstances all around me, it was a very quiet day. I decided I wanted my Mother’s pound cake but I’ve lost the recipe and she didn’t

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Thing 11

Thing 11 was kind of creative. First, it was my birthday but due to circumstances all around me, it was a very quiet day. I decided I wanted my Mother’s pound cake but I’ve lost the recipe and she didn’t

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Thing 10

Thing 10 is not a finished thing but rather a started thing. Eventually it will be a necklace mixing polymer clay, coral, seed beads and other ingredients yet to be determined. Hopefully that will be soon. In the meantime, I

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Thing 10

Thing 10 is not a finished thing but rather a started thing. Eventually it will be a necklace mixing polymer clay, coral, seed beads and other ingredients yet to be determined. Hopefully that will be soon. In the meantime, I

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Thing 9

Today’s thing is done early. Well, almost done. I can’t seem to find any silver ear wires even though I have bags of them I’ve made and bought. I will find them later but in the meantime here are the

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Thing 9

Today’s thing is done early. Well, almost done. I can’t seem to find any silver ear wires even though I have bags of them I’ve made and bought. I will find them later but in the meantime here are the

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Thing 8

Today’s thing is a mosaic pendant made with a piece of sea glass, a freshwater pearl and various vintage seed beads. I love these heart shaped bezels!

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Thing 8

Today’s thing is a mosaic pendant made with a piece of sea glass, a freshwater pearl and various vintage seed beads. I love these heart shaped bezels!

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Thing 7

Today’s thing was more of a finishing than a whole new thing. I finished up a necklace that I had worked on and sat aside multiple times. It has a herringbone rope and delicate leaves and will be worn by

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Thing 7

Today’s thing was more of a finishing than a whole new thing. I finished up a necklace that I had worked on and sat aside multiple times. It has a herringbone rope and delicate leaves and will be worn by

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Thing 6

Today I made another polymer clay pendant and some two holes beads perfect for a bracelet all with a nice textured finish. Hint of things to come, perhaps?

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Thing 6

Today I made another polymer clay pendant and some two holes beads perfect for a bracelet all with a nice textured finish. Hint of things to come, perhaps?

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Thing 5

Today’s thing is a little more polymer clay. This is what got finished today with a couple more things started that may be thing 6!

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Thing 5

Today’s thing is a little more polymer clay. This is what got finished today with a couple more things started that may be thing 6!

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Thing Four

Today’s thing happens to be a small box made from polymer clay. I enjoyed making this and may still do some additional finish work to turn it into a small handbag just the right size for a little cash and

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Thing Four

Today’s thing happens to be a small box made from polymer clay. I enjoyed making this and may still do some additional finish work to turn it into a small handbag just the right size for a little cash and

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Thing Three

I made bread pudding today, worked on a herringbone rope for a necklace and finished these polymer clay hearts. Sorry but I am only sharing the hearts.

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Thing Three

I made bread pudding today, worked on a herringbone rope for a necklace and finished these polymer clay hearts. Sorry but I am only sharing the hearts.

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Thing Two

Today I made a little mosaic heart. It started with small heart shaped salt and pepper shakers from Cracker Barrel. I was certain they were meant to be pendants that you could open up on the back and stuff in

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Thing Two

Today I made a little mosaic heart. It started with small heart shaped salt and pepper shakers from Cracker Barrel. I was certain they were meant to be pendants that you could open up on the back and stuff in

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One thing

Day one and my first thing-a-day thing of 2013.

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One thing

Day one and my first thing-a-day thing of 2013.

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Thing Twenty-three

Today I made fish crayons. First I broke up the crayons and put them in the Ikea mold. Next I promptly forgot about them in the oven. Then I put them in the freezer so I could try to get

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Thing Twenty-three

Today I made fish crayons. First I broke up the crayons and put them in the Ikea mold. Next I promptly forgot about them in the oven. Then I put them in the freezer so I could try to get

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Thing Twenty-two

I finished. It has taken years but my rooster handbag was unearthed and I sewed the comb on the rooster and added snaps to the wing pockets. Ta Da!!! Now I need to find the pattern and make another.

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Thing Twenty-two

I finished. It has taken years but my rooster handbag was unearthed and I sewed the comb on the rooster and added snaps to the wing pockets. Ta Da!!! Now I need to find the pattern and make another.

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Things Nineteen, Twenty, and Twenty-one

So I got a little distracted with travel and a visit to Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC. But I did do one thing ’cause everybody knows a wolf needs their paw prints.

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Things Nineteen, Twenty, and Twenty-one

So I got a little distracted with travel and a visit to Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC. But I did do one thing ’cause everybody knows a wolf needs their paw prints.

Thing Eighteen

Just so everyone knows, I would not do this to myself but my niece is slightly obsessed with hair removal and through the years, we’ve had some pretty hilarious hair waxing adventures. Now she uses this recipe and says it

Thing Eighteen

Just so everyone knows, I would not do this to myself but my niece is slightly obsessed with hair removal and through the years, we’ve had some pretty hilarious hair waxing adventures. Now she uses this recipe and says it

Thing Seventeen

A gourd shard colored with Dr Ph Martin’s watercolors and ready to be finished into a pendant.

Thing Seventeen

A gourd shard colored with Dr Ph Martin’s watercolors and ready to be finished into a pendant.