I could stay up all night trying to write insightful or pithy remarks for this blog post, or I could just show you my damn journal pages.
Here's what I've been working on - one finished, one in progress:
Oh, how I love me some circles.
But really, you came here for the brilliant and FREE pen storage system I rigged up over the weekend.
Here's my old pen storage system:
It was problematic, to say the least.
Here's my new pen storage system:
Why yes, yes it IS toilet paper tubes hot glued into a shoe box.
I don't know about you, but I am glue gun IMPAIRED. I love hot glue and all you can do with it, but I always make a huge mess, and ALWAYS burn my fingers a thousand times. You'd think after the 6th or 7th time (in a row) that I burn myself I'd figure out a different strategy. but no.
Which reminds me of a little guy at camp last summer.
He was only 5, and really really wanted to help build this:
But you have to be in 4th grade to use the glue guns. Everyone else gets tacky glue.
And we try to keep the glue guns at a safe distance, really we do.
and we kept warning him that the glue gun was really really hot and he shouldn't touch it.
he touched it.
and as he cried, he wailed "You told me not to touch it and I touched it"
that's me and glue guns in a nut shell
BUT, did you know that you can get rid of all those stringy spider-webby bits of glue without painstakingly picking them off one by one all the while swearing under your breath?
You probably already know this, but I was so excited to learn this from the resident craft queen at work.
or better yet, heat gun.
a quick blast melts them all away and makes them disappear.
Now if only she can teach me NOT TO TOUCH IT.