Wednesday, November 9, 2011

confessions and label reading

while i was working in the oilcloth addict booth a few weeks ago, kirsten and i were talking about crafting. she was selling these sweet headbands that included flowers like the ones in the photo above and i asked her how she does it without burning her fingers. these have been floating around the internet for a while now and i know they shouldn't be super hard to make, but after 2, i was done. or i should say, my fingers were done as in burned to a crisp. all i wondered was "is everyone enduring this pain???"

she then asked me very sweetly if i was using a lo-temp glue gun. a what? this is so embarrassing to say, but i am not much of a package reader. when they stopped selling the oval glue gun sticks that were needed for my college glue gun, i went to the store and picked up another one.

the large navy glue gun on the left is the one i picked. i remember reasoning that i should have a heavy duty as it would be better and last me many more years. i just thought that the larger ones were for more serious crafters - not for hotter glue. haha!

so the other day, i went to the craft store, and sure enough, lo-temp glue guns really exist. seriously, what rock have i been living under? i have been laughing about my stupidity for a few weeks now. i put the small aqua gun to work and no burned fingers, that's all it took.

now i just have to find the time to go back to the store to return the package of glow in the dark glue sticks i bought by mistake because i didn't read the package well enough :)


  1. Haha, a fly by the seat of your pants type of chick! Will wait to see YOUR flowers. Margie

  2. Haha don't feel bad Tiffin, I have been in the same boat! I didn't even know they have glow in the dark glue sticks?

  3. You just made me laugh out loud during my "duty free" lunch period. Yep. Low-temp only in this house. Mailey is a glue gun wizard with them too!! So enjoy and make away.

    Oh, and what in the world would one do with glow-in-the-dark glue sticks? Really? Something Mailey doesn't need to know about. We'd have a ceiling full of stars!

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