Monday, December 07, 2009

For the Love of Etsy.

I recently started an Etsy shop. I have lots of ideas for making stuff out of things that would normally land in the trash or recycle bin, just my little contribution to earth and helping reduce my carbon footprint.

Last night, I decided to get to work on my next project - I've been collecting the cans I need for a while and wanted to give them one last scrub down and make sure they were shiny for perspective buyers. In the process of cleaning these bad boys up, I nearly sliced my finger off. No joke.

I was running cold water over it, while I told the husband what I did, he came over and told me to apply pressure and get it out of the water, the only problem is that I'm incredibly squeamish. The thought of having to apply pressure and touching it and the blood and the everything was making me want to pass out. Again, No joke.

I grabbed a wad of paper towels and started applying pressure while my head was becoming oddly light. I was really thinking a trip to the ER for stitches was on the agenda, but the bleeding finally stopped. Husband took a look while I was hanging my head over the arm of the sofa in a state of dizzy confusion... "Luckily" he said, it looks like it cut at an angle and not straight down, so it's not as deep as it could have been...Go me.

Some antiseptic spray, neosporin and 2 Hello Kitty band aids later, it seems to have finally stopped re-opening, causing further light headedness and more states of dizzy confusion.

Needless to say this project is on hold until I can figure out how to package an "upcycled" finger along with the purchase.

1 comment:

Marie said...

Sounds like you had a rough night.