Post # 1
After polling you all last week, we decided to go with the fabric and pearl bouquets that you all suggested. So, for the boutonnieres, I needed to cut the wooden dowels to glue them onto. Would you believe I really don’t have anything to cut wooden things with? So, in all my finite wisdom, I decided to look in the toolkit I got for Christmas to see if there was a utility knife. There was, so I thought, perfect! I began cutting the wooden dowels…. I got impatient… I cut a gash in my thigh. It bled… a lot. Like a mini Mississippi. I was watching these little white specks flowing out wondering if they were platelets, then thinking they were probably just air bubbles. Well. Done. Me. Needless to say, there was some elevation and h2o2 applied, but good gracious. No more of that for me. FI is cutting the rest.
24 hours later it was still bleeding. So, I ended up having to go to the doc for some steri-strips. He said that if the wound bled through that, then I would need stitches. I feel so smart… Have any other bees sustained minor injuries while crafting?
Post # 3
OUCH! I’ve been pretty lucky so far – just a papercut under my nail.
This might make you laugh though… whilst doing one of his crafty-handy-man things (NWR), FI dropped some glue on the bathroom floor and didn’t notice. He then went to use the bathroom… and glued his foot to the floor.
Hope you heal up quick!
Post # 4
i have had many mini hot glue gun incidents with the wedding crafts… putting ribbons on candles via glue gun. burned my thumbs and my pointer fingers. then lots of paper cuts. none accidents regarded knives and big cuts. thank god- i am accident prone..
Post # 5
Oh my goodness! I hope it heals up quickly for you!
Post # 6
@atalante: Oh nooo!!! I hope there were no skin casualties in the removal of your FI’s foot to the floor!
@asianyoushi: Hot glue guns are rough… they can be really dangerous!
@Juliepants: Thank you for the kind words. I think it’s healing… Or at least I think it’s stopped bleeding by this point. It was a little embarrassing to tell the doctor that I did this “crafting.” Oh, and on top of that, I had a vaso-vagal response, so I almost conked my head on the back wall…
But, at least they turned out pretty, right?
Post # 7
Utility knives should come with first aid supplies!
Post # 8
@julies1949: Agreed! Or maybe just toolkits in general Goodness knows we were running around the place trying to find the triple antibiotic ointment to no avail. When I got to the doc, he saw the band-aid and gauze and asked, “so is this all you’ve done?” I sheepishly added that we attempted to use the hydrogen peroxide…