Friday, April 4, 2008

crop-a-dile

I think I've mentioned the fact that I like to buy scrapbooking stuff even though I don't really scrapbook. :) Well, I did it again. I just bought an eyelet setter tool called the Crop-A-Dile. I guess they've just come out with a newer improved edition, so the old one is going on sale at various places. I got mine at Costco. It looks like the picture below (I got the picture from their website). I rather have the green one.



Anyway, so I was debating whether or not I should keep it. So I decided to test it out. Instead of using the eyelets it came with, I used some eyelets I got on clearance from Joann's to test it out. I figured if I didn't like it, returning it would be easier, having left the eyelets they provided unused. Well, after setting two or three of them, I was ready to return it. The back of the eyelets looked terrible...dangerously so!

Well, my curiosity got to me; I ended up trying one of their eyelets. Oh my gosh. There was such a difference! Very clean. Very nice. Very happy. In conclusion, I'm keeping my crop-a-dile (even though I rather have a green one. teehee) and I've come to realize that Joann's eyelets suck. No wonder they were on clearance. :(

From my latest sketch:

Hanging in There


I finished one problem. Two more to go! :)

23 comments:

My Semblance of Sanity said...

I have the CROP-O-DILE too!!!!
LOVE IT!!!

Really enjoyed your sketch, too!

kawaii crafter said...

The crop-o-dile looks like a fun toy.

I feel like I've asked before, forgive me if I have. What's your major?

jessica

Jane said...

hope he doesn't fall! Jane x

BuddingCook said...

i love her! she's cute. :) love your new sketch book very artsy.

djbebe said...

I always set my eyelets with a hammer - wonder if the tool would make my life easier? I love your drawings - very sweet. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Esti said...

I like the brown color at the back of your latest drawings!

Tizzalicious said...

I want one of those!

You should start scrapbooking!

marsha said...

i'm one of those weirdos who gets excited by looking at tools ... crop-o-dile looks like serious fun! :D

willynillywaterlily said...

Lovely illustration. It looks so playful and summer-y!

Marie-Louise said...

She looks very happy!

Sophie said...

I love your lastest sketch! So adorable!

Jenny S said...

I bought an eyelet thingy like that too not so long ago and still have no idea what I plan to do with it :)
Love to see what you get up to with the crop-o-dile (hee hee such a cute name!)
xo

Lori said...

oh i need to get one of those...my eyelets always look like i set them using my teeth:( i love your little miss hanging from the tree, she is darling sweet!!!

sugarandcream said...

hanging around! good luck with the other problem! take home exams are so much harder to focus for!

Gina said...

I love my crop o dile too. And I really adore your drawing, so lovely.

Cakies said...

What does the crop-o-dile do? I'm still kinda lost... back at school this week? I hope you had a good break.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I have been wanting and needing to get a cropodile for a while now. Glad to hear that they do work good :)

bunbun said...

oh mushroom meadows... hang in there really cheered me up today! It was one of those rat race days and this was what I needed to see!

good luck with school!

amy said...

Like dj bebe, I've also set eyelets with a hammer. Even though I've only needed to do that once, I would just like to have a crop-o-dile if the occasion for setting an eyelet ever comes up again.

blazedanielle said...

Have fun with your Crop-o-dile!! :) Sounds like fun!! I too buy sewing things, even though I don't sew. What the heck?! ;)

And I LOVE this sketch. It is one of my favorites so far! It looks old and vintagy AND modern! With a flair of your style! Great work!

Holly said...

So jealous...I have wanted a Crop-A-Dile forever! Hope you enjoy it, and I love that sketch!

Moda di Magno said...

May I please make the "hanging in there" image my desktop. OMG - I love that drawing! Brava!

Congrats on fishing exams - I'm sure you will do very well!

Landlocked Shores said...

I am a lurker but couldn't resist the opportunity to comment on the Crop-a-dile. I bought it almost a year ago and used it a few times and hated it... THEN in my lurking in another blog I discovered a link to a video on You Tube...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyHffZ-e0Xc

Do you realize all the things you can punch through with this tool??? I am in love now and had to share!
Try punching holes in a CD!!!