Kuma’s Corner Menu

HATE BEAK BUFFALO CHICKEN Spicy Buffalo Sauce, Monterey Jack Cheese, Butter Lettuce, Tomato, and Red Onion on a Pretzel Roll with a side of Bleu Cheese Dressing $ 10

My commentary: LOL! Hatebeak strikes again. It’s a recording of some guy’s African Grey, and then the guy and one of his friends playing death metal riffs over the recording of the bird. It’s one of the best and most hilarious music ideas around… too bad they’ll never be able to tour. (as it would stress the bird.)

I’m surprised I never went to this place when I was in Chi-town… it sounds chill, and the food sounds delicious.


OK here’s a RSS feed of all the stuff I have for sale on ecrater. (click the word to view m store, it opens in a new window so you can check it out at your leisure.) These pics are hosted on Photobucket. You can actually see all the stuff instead of crappy little thumbnails like on ecrater, LOL… well anyway, click the link or copy-paste in to your browser and then check it out with your fave RSS reader like Atom.



June 2, 2008

OK, I am on MySpace too. I am looking to find some like-minded wildlife artists, or people who work with natural materials like clay, wool, fur, silk, feathers, etc. to befriend.

My silly page:


… and I’m not from Chicago, LOL. I hate data aggregators.

More pictures!

June 2, 2008

Here is my Flickr page.

It’s organized logicaly because the Flickr editor, while visual, allows logic.
So – the 2 pendants I was allowed to upload are in the Pendants folder or set, the 173+ pairs of earrings are in the Earrings folder or set, and the pins / brooches are in the Brooches set.

It only let me upload 200 pics and I culled down to 197. I have about 700 more pics but don’t want to spend $25 to show them on Flickr when I can show them all for free on Photobucket… LOL. If you want to see *everything* hit up my Photobucket album.

… and all of this is for sale!


June 2, 2008

My Photobucket site is here.

and I totally screwed up the albums thing, so every folder is nested inside the others. It should be a set of separate folders. It won’t let me delete the screwed up set nor create a new set. sigh! Anyway all the images are either in the main folder (above) or in “earrings 1”.

You can thus look at all my fun products without the pressure of buying them, although you really should buy them, as they need new loving homes. :)

OK, let’s try that again…
First of all the RSS feed (links below) is not multi-page, sigh! So I got all the links for you.
Each page contains about 20 products.
The root or base URL of my site is http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/ : your one-stop shop for all things natural!

Earrings (copy each in to your browser)


Brooches (copy each in to your browser)


Necklace Pendants or Charms (copy in to your browser)

Supplies to make your own stuff (loose plumage)
(copy in to your browser)

Cat or Ferret Toys (copy in to your browser)

My sale site is up!

June 1, 2008

Here’s my website.

Click on the link and you’ll see lots of really neat-o, cool, and very unique merchandise!

Birds Dream!

May 5, 2008

How do baby birdies learn to sing? By babbling – Yahoo! News

Researchers have also shown that birds not only dream, but they dream about singing.

OMG… what are my fids dreaming about?! Are my actions impacting their dreams? What if I do something that gives them a nightmare? That would suck. These are the musings and ramblings of a bird mom… (I have 4 parrots).

Woodchuck Tails

April 7, 2008

A fly-tying tip:

For groundhogs (Marmota monax, aka woodchuck)

> Save the skinned out tails. Those black hairs can often be better than those from a moose mane for hackles, bodies and tails in fly tying…
> Ah yes, woodchuck tail hair is used to tie the fabled trout fly created by Fran Betters; the Ausable Wulff.

Making Feather Flowers

April 3, 2008


To make a flower, buy a foot or 2 of strung hackle in your choice of color(s).
Now wind it around something. Bottle caps seem good because you can put stuff inside the cap to embed your center materials in without raising the middle (or making a hump).
Glue gun every 2-3″ to keep it from unwinding.
Once you reach the end of the strung hackle, make a very neat end.
Now select your center materials. Embed them in the center of the feather flower – you can use any hardening material and it can even become part of the design, like if you’re embedding them in dyed casting resin.
Then get a tea kettle to boiling, or get your iron nice and hot and on the “max” steam setting. Steam the feathers for about 20-30 seconds and then quickly wind all of them in your hand, or against the ironing board, in one direction. Hold it there, all wound up, for a good minute or 2.
You can glue a pinback or barrette on the reverse using your center disc too.