Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why I should never be allowed near a glue gun.

I blogged before that I loved the button earrings I had seen on Etsy. I even bought a pair, but sadly they turned out to be huge and they don't look too cute on my ears. So I went to this sew shop in town and bought a few bags of buttons to make my own.

You know that one friend of yours that somehow manages to get hurt by the most random things? Well, that friend is me. So I really shouldn't have been surprised that I got injured trying to make earrings while watching Hocus Pocus.

Right around the time when Max was delivering the line, "Well, in case Jimi Hendrix shows up tonight, here's my number." - which by the way is the best pick up line ever and I totally would have called Max if he said that to me -  I noticed there wasn't much glue coming out of my gun anymore so I pumped it a few times then grabbed another stick to push in. I shove it in, stare back at the TV, and suddenly there is something incredibly FREAKING HOT ON MY FOOT!

A huge glob of glue was chillin' on my foot! My first reaction of course was get it off! get it off! so I swipe it with my thumb....yeah, not a good idea. So not only did I have this nice blister on my thumb, but when I got the glue off, my skin came off with it. Observe:

But the plus side to this is that I have tons of cute button earrings like this so I say it's a win-win situation.


  1. If it makes you feel better, I once completely burned off the fingerprint on my right pointer finger with a glue gun.

  2. Ouch! That sucks! Hope it heals well.

  3. OUCH!!!!! Oh my, cute earrings rock...but at the expense of the loss of some skin....hmm....

  4. okay so, i tried really hard not to laugh while i read this, but seriously this same thing happened to me last week. sometime i'll show the headband i made while hot glue gunning IN BED (don't ever do it, its a horrible idea), but i actually burned like half of my finger.


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