What time is it?

It’s time to get crafty!

I think one of the reasons I have been a little slow to craft this week is because all of my initial ideas from last week were put on hold. ¬†Plus, my boyfriend’s apartment is too small for all my ideas all at once. ūüôā

This past week I have spent a large amount of my time researching different items I need to complete my crafting “whims”. ¬†I suppose hours of research on supplies might seem to take some of the whimsy out of it, but that work actually appeals very much to my left-brain paths and programming. ¬†Being organized before I get messy makes me feel more comfortable with the idea of getting things done. ¬†It helps me approach my failures—because there have already been some, hence the need for research and more supplies—with a feeling of exploration instead of mistaken or misused time.

Part of my research has led me to realize that what I want, and what I can get are probably going to be very different things. ¬†As an example: ¬†I’m looking for a closing agent—something that acts like the peel and stick strips that come on mailing envelopes. ¬†I researched double-stick tape, but none of those seemed to have a backing that you could stick one side down and then preserve the other side for later use (the peel later part). ¬†I came across bonding tapes, transfer tapes, mounting tapes (no jokes, please); fabric, rubber, or acrylic tapes; tapes with permanent hold, or ones that were repositionable; tapes for low surface energy or high surface energy (LSE/HSE) materials, ultra or very high bond (UHB/VHB) double-coated tapes; and, yet, I am no closer to finding something that works for my needs. ¬†Well, I did find one thing by 3M, but the only place I can find to buy it sells it in 1000 yard rolls in case packs of 12. ¬†Ummmm, I don’t need to cover my house in it.

Amazon did me a few things good, and those are all on the way. ¬†Christmas gift cards from friends and Birthday gift cards from family make shopping there a lot more fun. ¬†Delivery estimates say, Wednesday, March 28. ¬†Until then it’s simply self-healing cutting mat wishes and¬†pink X-acto knife dreams.

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