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  • sandy 6:06 pm on September 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Doing crafts! Long weekend! Couldn’t get any better than this! 

    I saw this link that made pinheads with Plastic Shrink Film, but as I read the blog, one commenter said you could use plastic food containers with the number 6 in the triangle. Being a good Chinese daughter, I keep a lot a food containers that can be reused. Sooooo, I had a few of them.
    I could not resist this DIY, since it was cheap and I had all the ingredients, #6 plastic food containers, 3/4  circular punch, pins, and BIC Mark-it permanent markers, and fine sandpaper (to sand one side of the plastic so the marking pen will adhere better).
    This was a really instant gratification project.

    These are about 1/4 inch wide, shrunk from 3/4 inches wide.

    See how small it shrinks to? And stays on!

    Okay, that was fun, now on to another project….Circular knitting loom!

  • sandy 5:33 pm on September 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    I am so ready for a long weekend… 

    I am so ready for a long weekend. I was so fed up inspecting projects with people that think doing a mediocre job is good enough. Don’t know if it’s just lazy or just ignorance. Okay, enough of venting, on to my day today!

    First of all, the usual mundane, cleaning, washing, etc.
    Then it dawns on me that the fish (water lily) water is a bit mirky (aka dark, dark, green) and that I should drain out the water and refill it.
    While draining it via tubing, I’m wondering how heavy it could be, especially if I drain half of the water out. This would be a good time to move the urn. I’ve been wanting to do this, especially since the summer sun is so hot! Takes about an hour to drain the water 1/2 way. Now to move this urn….Boy it’s still heavy, hmmm, less than 10 feet and one 6 inch step. I can do it, “I am woman hear me roar…”. Okay it’s heavy, put some pipe under it to semi roll it, roll, move pipe, roll. Wow that took about 1/2 hour. Now, facing the step… thinking, thinking…. how ’bout some pieces of wood to make it higher, maybe then I can lift it up and pull it into place. Boy this thing is heavy, lift, push the wood into place with my foot, lift, push it close… After another 1/2 hour of this, I finally got it high enough to lift it to the height of the step and pull it onto the concrete. Wooohoo, got it into place. Now to fill the thing up with water, and admire the fishes and water lilies. That took another 20 to 30 minutes of cleaning up, filling the water, and fine tuning the location.

    After almost 3 hours, I hope these fishes and water lilies know what I do for them!

    This is where it was.

    New home.

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