While wandering around Etsy today I came across this page in which TeenAngster got a chance to interview Amy Sedaris, author of Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book but, until then, I leave you with an except from the book that TeenAngster provided that I LOVED.
The Ten Commandments of Crafting
I. Remember the crafting day, to keep it hobby.
II. Thou shalt not attempt crafting beyond thy intellectual capacity — a nitwit can't knit.
III. Thou shalt not craft graven images of thy neighbor's wife.
IV. Thou shalt remember to replace the glue cap so the top of the bottle doesn't dry out and then thou hast to get a pin to poke a hole but the glue never really flows as well as it did before.
V. Thou shalt not fill envelopes with glitter and confetti and send them in the mail.
VI. Thou shalt remember that popsicle stick crafts only have the illusion of being structurally sound.
VII. Thou shalt not force a mollusk out of its shell by boiling it alive but rather coax it out with a fork when making a shell necklace.
VII. This craft book, which towers above all other craft books, is a jealous craft book. Thou shalt have no other craft books before it.
IX. Remember to honor thy crafting and pastimes for they are a great way to get your mind off all the damage thy parents did.
X. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's crafts, even though those crafts look like they are supposed to, and thouist crafts resemble a random pile of yarn.
Amy Sedaris is VERY funny and, like I mentioned, I look forward to getting a copy of her book but, until then, I've been keeping busy getting ready for the craft fair that I am going to be a part of this Saturday. If you're free please feel free to stop by :)
Time: Saturday, November 6th 9am-4pm
Location: Faith Presbyterian Church
500 E. San Antonio Ave
Long Beach, CA
It's a GREAT way to support local artists by buying handmade items and would even be a great way to get some holiday shopping done early!
Hope to see you all there!
Feel free to e-mail me with any questions!