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America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of "I Like You" delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, SIMPLE TIMES, she sets the record straight. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters.


You will discover how to make popular crafts, such as: crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls, and crepe-paper moccasins, and learn how to: get inspired (Spend time at a Renaissance Fair; Buy fruit, let it get old, and see
what shapes it turns into); remember which kind of glue to use with which material (Tacky with Furry, Gummy with Gritty, Paste with Prickly, and "always" Gloppy with Sandy); create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents (sawdust fires, feather asphyxia, pine cone lodged in throat); and cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, and many more recipes.


PLUS whole chapters full of more crafting ideas (Pompom Ringworms Seashell Toilet Seat Covers ) that will inspire you to create your own hastily constructed obscure d'arts; and much, much more

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Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of "I Like You" delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, SIMPLE TIMES, she sets the record straight. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters.


You will discover how to make popular crafts, such as: crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls, and crepe-paper moccasins, and learn how to: get inspired (Spend time at a Renaissance Fair; Buy fruit, let it get old, and see
what shapes it turns into); remember which kind of glue to use with which material (Tacky with Furry, Gummy with Gritty, Paste with Prickly, and "always" Gloppy with Sandy); create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents (sawdust fires, feather asphyxia, pine cone lodged in throat); and cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, and many more recipes.


PLUS whole chapters full of more crafting ideas (Pompom Ringworms Seashell Toilet Seat Covers ) that will inspire you to create your own hastily constructed obscure d'arts; and much, much more

Specifications

Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Nov 2010
ISBN-13: 9780446557030
ISBN-10: 044655703X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 304
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.25 x 10.0 x 1.0
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Customer Reviews | 3 reviews | 3.7 out of 5

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Hilarious Fun and Practical Crafts
11/30/2010

Customer review by ErinJax

5.0 stars 11/30/2010 by ErinJax
by ErinJax

This first reviewer is obviously not familiar with COMEDIAN Amy Sedaris. I am a little shocked someone would give a book 1 star without reading it first. Inside this book are many fun, inventive crafts for people on a budget and lots of tongue-in-cheek humor. Sedaris uses her unique brand of humor to describe things like the history of crafting, where ideas come from and common crafting accidents. A real delight. I am a huge fan of Sedaris and really enjoyed her first book, "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence" (especially the chocolate chip cookie recipe) - "Simple Times" is another home run. I can't wait to try some of the crafts in her book. Perhaps I'll start with the Rusty Nail Wind Chimes.

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12/28/2010

Customer review by MelVir

5.0 stars 12/28/2010 by MelVir
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I agree...the first reviewer must not know she is a humorist. Don't rate a book you haven't read. I think I'll start with the tin can stilts!

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11/17/2010

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1.0 stars 11/17/2010 by WorkingMom24
by WorkingMom24

WOW!! I was shocked when I saw the title to this book! How offensive! "Crafts for POOR people" What was she thinking. For someone who is creative, one would think she could have come up with a less offensive title to her book! Will her next book be "Crafts for the middle class"? Then "Crafts for the rich and famouse"????? WOW

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Age:45 - 54
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