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Rich Cocoa Fudge
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Rich Cocoa Fudge

Bake some simple rich cocoa fudge.

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Owl Matchstick Holder

Owl Matchstick Holder

A cute owl matchstick holder.

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Our Review

Comedy genius Amy Sedaris is back with a new book Simple Times, dedicated to kitschy make-do-and-mend crafts for the poor.


Featuring pages full of projects for a variety of weird and wacky crafts, learn to do everything from magic tricks and stretches before crafting to baking fudge and safe practice in the craft room. Comedy aside, there are some awesome projects in this book including a penny bookmark and pom pom golf club covers in the unreturnable gift giving section, a bottle cap castanets for crafting under the influence, and a hobo fire in a can and budget tool rack to help you experience the joy of poverty.


Mixing comedy and crafting, this is both a hilarious read and helpful craft book at the same time.


You can pick up a copy of the book now from the Hachette Book Group »

Publisher's Description

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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