Friday, April 27, 2012

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*Xacto knives


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My husband is a airplane model enthusiast and often uses Xacto knives as part of his modeling. Not too long ago, I bought him a new set because his were not sharp enough for what he needed to do. He gave me his old set which I was glad to accept. I do a lot of scrap booking and was needing a set.


Even though he had a new set, I just knew that if I did not somehow mark the boxes, he would get mine mixed up with his. Enters my daughter.


She decided the best way to solve the possible (and most likely probable) problem was to decorate the boxes each set came in. So, she took to marker and pen and decorated each in her lovely style.


Now I have a set of Xacto knives to use with a style all my own and I couldn't be happier.


~Naila Moon

7 comments:

  1. Hahahaha.... good job to you creative daughter. I hate when my Hubs touches my stuff..... He never puts it away.

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  2. What a sensible daughter you have - heading off any potential problems with creativity!

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  3. You have a sensible and creative daughter! Happy Weekend!

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. Returning the favor! I didn't realize xactco knives were so complex and varied. I am sure I have one around here somewhere left from my stenciling days.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm returning the favour too! This is a great post and it does seem you have a wonderfully smart daughter too!
    Those Xacto knives are perfect for Xylography! Imagine that, you're already more than half way there! ":))

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  6. X-acto knives are the bomb. I had my original set from about 1993 or there abouts, although it may have been later. I actually think that the set I gave to my beloved was a set I bought about 1997 or there abouts. I was amazed how much they have come down in cost. When I bought my last set, it cost close to $30.00, the set my wife got for me was half the cost.

    Would be lost without them.

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Thank you for reading and dropping by. I always appreciate your comments. ~Naila Moon