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I cook poorly, I craft obsessively and I love the look of a retro cocktail. When I am feeling guilty about taking time away from my family with my obsessions, I make videos about my guilt as "The Guilty Crafter" or I blog here. Thanks for stopping by!

Entries in Washi Tape (2)

Sunday
Jan272013

Washi Tape iPhone Cord Identifiers

We all fight over power cords around the Guilty house and last week I almost hyperventilated when I realized I had been trying to jam my Kindle power cord into my beloved new iPad mini. Eeek! I could have ruined it! And since my dear husband has scoffed at me buying the pink power adaptors I linger over at the drugstore, I decided to spend all of 3 minutes wrapping mine with some washi tape. You can find various ideas on Pinterest along the same lines- painting them with craft paint or nail polish- I even heard of someone dyeing hers with Rit Dye. But really, that's a lot of hassle. Washi tape is perfect- cute, quick, thin, and easy to work with. Hey- just like me! (I kid). But really, invest in the 3 minutes- there's no way my kids will be sneaking off with my adapters now plus I have a great visual reminder not to try to charge my iPad mini with the wrong charger! (Oh and yes, I did also cover my husband and son's various chargers. That'll teach them to mess with a crafter's stuff).

Monday
Aug082011

What do you DO at all those crafting conventions?!

Mostly it's my kiddos asking me this question. When they ask, I dig out the swag I pick up for them from various manufacturers. Buttons, little paper flowers, candies with logos on them. When a friend asks, I usually have a funny story from a night with crafting industry friends in some seedy convention hotel lounge. Luckily, every once in awhile, someone catches me on camera actually "working" so I can prove that crafting conventions aren't all martinis and swag. My job is so fun, though. It's hardly what I would consider working. See for yourself:

Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Fiskars at the Hambly Booth from Mark Giles on Vimeo.