Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Snap Age Approaches

I like to imagine when Ancient Man tried out the wheel for the first time to haul rocks with ease and comfort he said something along the lines of, "This is THE BOMB!  Grog (this is Ancient Man's best friend), go tell the others that this new tool totally rules!"

Well, I have had my Ancient Man Discovers the Wheel moment with this snap attacher tool.  Big deal, you say.  Yeah.  It IS a big deal.  Snaps are pesky things to apply.  They are teeny and come in multiple parts, some containing prongs that have a tendency to go all wonky if you breath on them wrong.  You have to line them up exactly right and then bang them with a hammer and if they're just a hair off the whole endeavor is ruined and you have to spend a lifetime trying to pry the now useless snaps off of your project.  Oh, I've had my troubles with snaps.  But no more!  I put in three snaps tonight on a felting project and got them all on in one shot.  Like magic.  I yelled out, "Katie, this is THE BOMB!"  And she rejoiced with me because she was there for the Great Snap Meltdown of Christmas '010 where I openly sobbed over another felting project that had taken days, DAYS!, to complete only to be ruined when the snaps did not go in properly and then would not come out without the use of scissors and lots and lots of swearing.  I went through a brief but fertile drawstring phase earlier this year where I made drawstring bags for all occasions.  I sense the dawn of a new Snap Age approaching.


Rach said...

So there's a tool now? Because I've had a snap meltdown myself. I hate putting snaps on stuff, but I like using snaps. Congrats on your great discovery!

Alicia said...

I am so excited for you! Snaps are evil... sometimes they just don't want to cooperate.

But... be prepared to have your mind blown. Did you know you can use plastic snaps? And they're super easy? Best part- I have snap pliers and white plastic snaps in excess that you can use any time. If you want your own, you can get them here (best prices I've found): http://www.kamsnaps.com/Pliers-for-Plastic-Snaps-c5/