So . . . has your rotary cutting been easier since you changed your blade?
I dutifully changed my blade right along with you all, used it for about 10 minutes, and then my cutter just quit working! My favorite one, the one on the left:
So I changed the blade in the one on the right, and it promptly broke as well! I saved the good parts of my favorite one, in hopes I can find replacement parts (that black bolt). But I have no hope for the one on the right. This is the 5th one of those I’ve broken. I just pitched it in the trash. Thankfully, I still had one more spare in the drawer, so I pulled it out and have been using it. And it doesn’t seem quite right, but it’s working for now. I think I’m gonna have to just buy a new one.
So . . . if you have any suggestions on what I should get, leave me a comment. I cut a LOT, so I need something that’s easy on my hands and wrists. The “pizza cutter” styles don’t work well for me. I have to turn my wrist too much to use them. Maybe they’ve been improved since I last tried one, though. What’s your favorite?
I cut out three quilts this week, and some other stuff besides. Think this is maybe why I had a problem? So I also need one that can take the abuse I give it . . .
As I was
wasting time on the computer doing research on the Internet this week, I ran across this: Creative Storage — the cutest storage ideas from Mollie Makes. If you haven’t checked out Mollie Makes, then you really should — they have THE cutest ideas and projects! I’m sure you can get lots of ideas from them.
But onward, to this week’s organizing task, which will probably be super easy for some of you:
For me — it’s gonna be a chore. Look at this!
And who knows what I’ll find scattered in random places?
I clearly have a “Sharpie-in-every-size-and-color” fetish!
First of all, I doubt I need this many. But then, too, I should never have to buy any more ever again, right?
The first thing I’m doing is gathering them all up.
Then, I’m going to test them all, and make sure they even work.
If they don’t work — trash!
If they do work, but not easily — probably also trash. If I have to struggle with them, I’ll never use them anyway.
If they work, and I like them, then I need to organize the ones I’m keeping.
If they work, and I don’t want to keep them, I can certainly donate them.
Simple as that — haha!
How about you? Do you have an office-supply fetish like mine? Do you have way too many pens and pencils?
Here’s your challenge to clean them up! GO!