I don't have a digital camera, and I kept forgetting to borrow from buddies who do. This is why there are no pictures to share of the latest Glue Gun Girl adventures here at BGF Central. I can't tell you about one of them, but I can tell you about the other!
I made six torches! I already broke and repaired one of them. Raw materials were gathered from stuff here in the house and at the .99 store. Plastic shaft, loofah sponge, cork, styrofoam cups, burlap, thick twine rope and straight pins. I tried to make a version with a mechanical thingy inside that would use a hidden fish tank pump to agitate and recycle, but I lacked the time to figure out why the prototype wasn't working correctly and eventually abandoned that idea for now and went with the simplified approach instead. I'll keep working on that idea for next time around, though. I'm *sure* what I have in mind can be done. I just can't figure out why it's not working..
The only missing element, which I can't pick up until Friday afternoon, is the most crucial one. Because of the timing I'm not going to be able to do a dry run using these things until a couple of hours before they're put to live use. Eeep!
It will either be awesome, or a complete yet amusing fiasco. I CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT!!!
Oooo. We still need pitchforks. Hmm....Just hit me that for the first time in forever I won't be trolling the LAT Festival of Books, and missing it is only bothering me a wee bit. Hmmm.... !!! I haven't had time to fly to the laundry and toss in the blacks and whites !!! I MEANT to find time, but I forgot! With the amount of ground work done this past weekend this is CRITICAL. What day is it? It takes two days for the bodice to dry, and three for the sleeves... Let me get the hell off the computer and heave off to the 24-hour drug dealer laundry place. CRAP. I'm gonna be running around DAMP this weekend. Damp blacks are NOT comfy. Idiot.