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Experiment in Mo’blogging

The thought is that as we travel to Reno, meet up,  and construct the bar, we can keep everyone at home updated through pictures sent to our newly-created Twitter account.  See the new sidebar widget! –>

We are @BloodyMaryLand on Twitter.

BURN BABY BURN!

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PEX Container Load In

The PEX container load in was a success! I built a shipping crate for the sound system, sledge hammer, tarps, heavy coats, hats etc etc. Besides the drive the drop off went smoothly and I’ll recommend this method for other burners who fly in the future! Hard to beat for $5.50 a cu ft round trip.

Excellent shade structure

Our rideshare pal Steve has a pretty sweet shade structure setup, and so I am posting his photo here  so everyone can see.  I can tell from our web stats that lots of people are looking for ways to keep out of the sun and cool.  Hope this is useful!


Steve's shade structure and cooling station!
ENLARGE IMAGE

Steve's shade structure and cooling station!

Stamping Fabric

Thought I’d share my project with the world in case other burners want advice.  This is reposted from Facebook.

So, there was this screenprinting ink that came with some kit from Michaels. I bought only the ink with one of the 50% off coupons, as it was about $7 for a tiny bottle. I think the key might be the stamp bit. I took a sheet of that “Foamies” junk and cut out the shape, then glued to a stiff board. It’s still not as nice as I would like. I think I’m going to try to get a fabric pen for touchup. Maybe make a second one and use an Exacto knife to cut out the man in the middle of the crab. This one was done by taking a pin and poking holes in the pattern I wanted.
UPDATE:
I bought a couple of fabric pens, which are kinda crap, but they DO work to color in the little man and make him stand out more. If anyone else were to try this, I’d tell them to use a paint brush, as the pens don’t give very nice definition. Also, I’m going to try to be green and use some of Herb’s t-shirts and hit up Yesterday’s Rose for more T’s.

HOW I DID THIS:
So, there was this screenprinting ink that came with some kit from Michaels. I bought only the ink with one of the 50% off coupons, as it was about $7 for a tiny bottle. I think the key might be the stamp bit. I took a sheet of that “Foamies” junk and cut out the shape, then glued to a stiff board. It’s still not as nice as I would like. I think I’m going to try to get a fabric pen for touchup. Maybe make a second one and use an Exacto knife to cut out the man in the middle of the crab. This one was done by taking a pin and poking holes in the pattern I wanted.

UPDATE:

I bought a couple of fabric pens, which are kinda crap, but they DO work to color in the little man and make him stand out more. If anyone else were to try this, I’d tell them to use a paint brush, as the pens don’t give very nice definition. Also, I’m going to try to be green and use some of Herb’s t-shirts and hit up Yesterday’s Rose for more T’s.

UPDATE 8/8

T-shirts were on sale at the thrift store.  Only 75 cents a piece!

Yardsale Pix

I only took a few but here they are in all their polaroid splendor, plus some from Will: