Archive for the ‘crafty’ Category

hat hat hat

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

rosie and blodgett and misc friend made a hat!

it is small! it has a label! label is small!

ta da

there were going to be stars on hat cone but they didn’t stick :'(

not weat

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

unfortunately blodgett’s peaceful agrarian existence recently disrupted by both planned and unplanned maintenance.

all back to normal now though, and grains have been harvested! turns out they were barley.
will probably reattempt this growing with more accurate guidelines. overall yield almost exactly what blodgett planted! rinse and repeat.

in particular, blodgett will plant grains less densely: more germinated than expected, much fell over due to combined efforts of heavy rain and neighbourhood cat, and could not stand up again.

not triffids

harvesting information was obtained here; blodgett prefers this source due to “small sample” recommendation:

alternative occupation

Friday, July 12th, 2013

blodgett the pizza oven/part-time wedding planner


otro birthtag

Sunday, June 9th, 2013


flowerbed 2.0

Monday, April 1st, 2013

blodgett has extended its flowerbed! but now the sad and dreary period of waiting for the seeds to hatch :(

with added flowers

with added flowers

blodgett sure you will all be delighted to know original flowerbed did develop excellent worm/sq.m. ratio.

must however confess that post-extension the number of worm may have increased/decreased due to indiscriminate sod-smashing

trowel is an excellent word

debugging switch

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

blodgett has a pull-cord light switch which stopped working. this was awkward, so blodgett dismantled it to investigate!

pull cord switches same as clicky pens inside, and rotation toggles which pair of contacts are connected.

goes around

goes around

one contact fell out, but it wasn't connected anyway

one contact fell out, but wasn’t connected anyway

safety precautions taken, turning off light circuit before meddling commenced!

as light switch is now working, blodgett determined that some combination of the following helped:

1) disconnecting and reconnecting the wires into the contacts
2) blue-tacking the contacts into the base
3) covering the contacts and screws with electrical tape to stop stuff shorting when it was crammed back into the casing
4) adding a bit of solder to the rotating end contacts in case they had worn too far down
5) tightening the connections
6) removing the dead woodlouse


Sunday, December 16th, 2012

blodgett quite happy with idea of this, but a little unsatisfied with execution






Monday, August 13th, 2012

these are ancient but blodgett forgot to log them

hat of spring

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

smaller than it looks

Sunday, November 6th, 2011