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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Craft shopping is dangerous business

Really.... it really is! :P

Okay, here's what happened. My EK Success 1/4 inch corner rounder decided to 'die' on me today. It's plastic on top and metal on the bottom, right? (If you use this, you would know :) ) The plastic holding the top portion and the metal bottom portion broke. sigh. Yes, it snapped. Looks as if the thing has been used for the longest time but I only bought it 3 months ago.

Seriously. I'm not joking. I've only been using it for the last 3 months.

So imagine my agony when I wanted to round some paper with it this morning and the thing snapped. sobs. I then decided I'm going to invest in a Chomper Crop-A-Dile in the future... but that's not the story.

I called up one LSS. They don't carry this brand anymore. And they're not sure if the Carla Craft's corner rounder they have is 1/4 inch... And since DH wanted to go shopping, we dropped by another LSS. I bought mine there, so I figured they should have another.... Oh, we don't have the Chomper here in M'sia yet so I have to order and I need to use the corner rounder quite desperately... hence, the searching.

I went into the LSS, searched high and low... asked for assistance and they are sold out on it. The last one they have is reserved for another customer. sobs. And when one goes into a craft shop, one will MOST certainly browse around... right? Which I did.... and ended up with a bag of stuff when I left the shop. Without the item I initially intended to buy... aiks.

I fell in love with Bazill's new swiss dots paper. It's pre-embossed with dots!

That's why I said craft shopping is dangerous business..... dangerous to my wallet!! :P

And what does an ingenious girl do when she desperately needs to use the 1/4 inch corner rounder but can't get her hands on a new one?

This is what I did ------->

It worked!! :P

Well, at least I'll have something to use until the chomper arrives..... if my LSS brings that in >.<



~amy~ said...

Oh My....I'm going to start calling you the crafty engineer...that's a good fix :)

Rose said...

your so smart to have "fixed" it so you can still use it :) and i so agree with you... one must look around as you never know what you might find that you just have to have!! lol when DH goes to craft shops with me he is the one that fills my basket, oh you might need this he says! true i am blessed with a man that 110% supports my hobby :)

Cindy Lee said...

I can imagine your frustration when your corner rounder 'die' on you. I agree with Amy...we are going to call crafty engineer from now on :)