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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Bamboo Solar Lights, A New Softie.

Don't you love it when you've got your pressing commitments out of the way and you are free to play.
Here are some of my creative projects from this week now that the tax books are with the accountant and the curtains made for the rental house.

Bamboo Solar Lights

We've had a box of solar lights sitting in the garage for a couple of years, so when my daughter said she wanted to get some for the Balinese-style courtyard that we are making for her place, I had an idea to improve them, using some bamboo that was stored under her house.



It required a little work with a handsaw to make a pointy end and using the drill to make a hole to sit the light into. In no time I had 6 whipped up.
I then made the table version, which I had originally intended as tealight holders, using some of the off-cuts and rope found on the beach. They are wired together under the rope for stability.



I have read that if solar lights stop working they are fixable, by unscrewing them and replacing the AA battery inside them.

Something for My New Great Niece
I rather love making dolls. It is a good way to use up those little pieces of material that have moved from house to house with me. 
The pattern for this one came from the More Softies book from the local library.



So here she is....


And a final happy note, I am pleased to report that there are four less possums around to eat my garden. I have taken to burying them near our citrus trees so they can give back a little of what they have taken.

15 comments:

  1. The little softies are adorable!

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    1. They are fun to make. I like the ones that are a bit quirky.

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  2. These lights are so creative,it's amazing how handy you are & the doll, you should actually sell them... they're so cute!

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    1. Thanks! I have thought of making some to sell, they don't take too long and use stashed materials, so could be cost effective.

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  3. I love the grouping of three lights in bamboo holders in the fern pot. I have some small tea light-sized ones sunken into a white birch log, which is natural and appropriate to Minnesota. I like to do stuff that uses native materials and fits into the native landscape, even if it's used inside the house.

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    1. I like that idea of the tealights in a log. Derek has just told me we have one of those big drill bits so now I can make some tea light holders in slabs of driftwood - which is our local wood!

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  4. I love the combination of the bamboo with the solar lights. The grouping of them in the planter would be a nice addition on my deck near the stair to illuminate the steps better as they are a distance from the porch light.

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    1. Good idea Lois. We've got them at my daughter's place now and they do look good.

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