I have been reviewing my blog. It seems awfully stuffy and impersonal. So I thought maybe once a week I would try to share something to help everyone get to know me. I’ll do my best not to go and on. I’m not that much fun.
When I was in high school I had a love affair with my glue gun. I loved that thing. My mom would say, “We need to think of a gift for Aunt Bren.” I would say, ”Let me get my glue gun out and we’ll make her something.“
My favorite use of the glue gun was making jewelry and hair accessories. I can remember getting a new shirt with shoulder pads. (Did I just age myself??) I would rip the shoulder pads out, because um, I didn’t enjoy looking pointy in the shoulders. I would use the material to make matching barrettes and earrings. I was so matchy it was insane.
I had one pair of spikey high heeled shoes that I wore for four years to every single fancy dance I went to. For the record, that was three dances per year, 12 fancy dances in all. My auntie and I would pick out material, beading and sequins for my dresses that she always made me and I would use the scraps to decorate the shoes. I can’t tell you how many times I stripped those shoes down and glued something new on them. I would also make earrings, hair accessories, bracelets, etc. to match. My favorite pair of earrings I used poster board to make this big dangly shape. I painted the base this crazy scene to match my crazy dress and then glued beading around the edges. I used an old pair of studs to attached the posterboard earrings to my ears.
I was so ahead of my time back then. Oh the things I could have blogged about if only blogging were invented then J
Then I went to college and didn’t take my glue gun with me. Until recently, when my daughter was gifted one, I hadn’t touched a glue gun since high school. When she showed me her new toy all those wonderful high school memories came flooding back to me. All of a sudden I had visions of showing my daughter how to use it and all of the awesome things we could make together. My crafty mind was awakened and I swear I heard Angels sing. Ahhhhh!
For Christmas I used it to make gifts for all the little kids on my list. I am currently working on an awesome play mat for my younger two. (Inspired by one of my favorite blogs A Girl and a glue gun.)
I will be sure to post the pictures when it is finished.
Last night I was so excited to be using my glue gun that I answered the phone,” I’m having fun using my glue gun, hello.” It was after 9:30 and I knew it would be someone I knew, like my mother. I was right. It was my mother. We had a good laugh over it.
So I would like to take this moment to thank my auntie for giving my daughter a glue gun and bringing it back into my life. I feel inspired to create again and be crafty. I forgot how much I loved you glue gun. You are more than welcomed back into my life. I’m feeling a little teary now, so I will take that as my cue to wrap this up.
Glue Gun Lover,
PS My fingertips are slightly burnt from my glue gun and I love it.
PSS I am hoping to lose some weight because I am distracted from eating by overuse of my glue gun.