We’re ready for the weekend here at the Blisstree offices — are you? Here’s what we want to get done over the next couple days:
Do some crafting.
It’s time to dust off our box of yarn and spiff up our empty toilet paper rolls.
Figure out what we’re going to make on Thanksgiving.
Hopefully we’ll manage to make most things from scratch. But don’t hate us if we buy the rolls.
Ever since the crafting hobby went all hipster and began to consume the free time of mommy bloggers and third-wave feminists, I’ve been trying to muster up some interest in macramé, felt, and alpaca yarn. The allure of this trend still eludes me, but for wackadoo actress, author, and comedienne, Amy Sedaris, crafting is simply an extension of her reinvention schtick.
A few years ago, Amy made us eager to immediately procure a crockpot when she authored her first book, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. However, it seems that all this time she may have been dying to answer the question of how best to entertain yourself when the guests finally go home.
Her newest tome, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, will instantly make you an expert insider of “outsider” art, with instructions on how to make everything from a toupee doorknob to a rusty nail wind chime. More
This post originally appeared on our sister site, Crushable, and was written by Crushable Deputy Editor Amanda Ernst. Callie Thorne knows that sometimes being an actress means reaching outside your comfort zone. Now that her seven season-stint on FX’s Rescue … More
Don’t leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend. – Amy Sedaris (I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence)