Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Don't Worry, Martha, I'm Not Stealing Your Job....

On Sunday I decided I was going to channel my inner Martha Stewart and finish some craft projects. I made a few hairbows for Isabella (I need to take some pics--I love how they turned out!) and I put the finishing touches on a canvas letter "i" that I had painted for my girl.

Things were going great...rolling along....and then disaster.

I was hot gluing--and let me tell you this stuff was no joke. I'm honestly surprised it wasn't boiling out of the gun--some ribbon on the border of the canvas.

And then it happened.

I hot glued my finger!!! I have no idea how....one minute I was a crafting fool and the next? I was a screaming mess.

Holy crap. It. was. painful!!

As I was trying to get it off of my finger I didn't realize just how much glue was actually on my finger.

And when I pulled? I managed to take off some skin.

Lovely. I think I'll lay off the crafts for awhile...no wonder I hadn't done any for so long....

10 comments:

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Yikes!!! I'm pretty much avoid glue guns all together, especially after hearing a story like that. Sorry about your finger. :(

Susan said...

OUCH! I have gotten hot glue under my finger nail before and boy does that hurt.

Becks said...

Been there done that with the hot glue gun!! Crafting is dangerous work I tell ya! What we will do for our daughters, hey!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I just started sewing. I am learning as I go. Pins are my new hot glue gun, I am always poking myself! I have taught myself mostly and am at times pulling out my hair and cussing at the patterns but it always seems to turn out in the end. I think you should give it a try you might surprise yourself!! :)

Lindsay said...

Ouch!! Can't wait to see the bows!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Ouch! I have had a little bit on my finger and that hurt! Poor girl! Can't wait to see the bows!

Krystyn said...

Ouch! I definitely would have stopped, too!

Kristi said...

Ohhhh I bet Martha has glued her fingers TONS of times!

LOL

Elaine A. said...

OH no! I hope your finger is feeling better. Sounds like you have some serious glue there!

Amanda said...

Oh dear ~ hope your poor finger is feeling better!

Dana said...

I did eactly the same thing about a month ago, man that hurts. Now I remember why I haven't used my gluegun since....well....I think since I bought it.