The internet really paid its way today! And about time too because its not cheap!! How it saved a huge wad of money today is a DIY job it assisted in. Here's the little story:
My daughter rang to say that the toilet in her rented home is leaking water. Being a non plumber person but wanting to continue my daughters illusion that I can do anything. I ummed and arred, asked some plumbing sounding questions and told her that first I needed to pop over to assess the problem.
Once I had seen what was going on I went home and hopped on the internet to find a fixing toilet tutorial. Firstly I needed to find out what the different parts were called and so googled toilet parts and looked at pictures and found out that the part I was looking at fixing was called the Flush Cone which is connected to the Flush Pipe.
After that it was easy to find a tutorial on replacing a deteriorated flush cone with a new one. They only cost a few dollars too!! A plumber would have charged a few hundred dollars so my internet is paying for itself! Hooray!
My sewing has been taken up with sewing simple things for friends, ball gowns for my sister and making a dress for my mother in law. The ball gown is a massive headache. I made it according to the size she said she was and at the "fitting" I found out she has put on just a tad more weight than her dress would have liked. So it doesn't fit and never will.
A friend who likes the kitchen hand towels I made for myself mentioned she would really love one that ties to the stove as her husband and kids always run off with her towels. I can't resist a good sob story so I made her one. Now her older daughter wants one and is currently thinking up her own sob story for me!
I used a tutorial from Pin Sew Press to make this towel. It was very easy to follow and the towel was whipped up in no time.
This photo is the best I could do due to the weather. For the past three or four months it has been dark and grey EVERYDAY except when I am stuck in an office at work. Then it is beautiful outside!!!
The sun is on its way so my photo's should improve!
Bye for now!
(PSST: hello Wendy)
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