From the little lady who brought you I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence is a new book that is going to revolutionize crafting as we know it. Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People is the new offering from Amy Sedaris, someone who we all wish was our cool aunt.
Amy truly has a gift for coming up with fun and easy crafts for the whole family. Some of my favourites include the pinecone tote (p. 54), the self-esteem shell collage (p. 57), and the potato ships (p. 102). And of course, her pièce de résistance, Amy’s crafty candle salad (p. 42).
One thing I loved about this book is the attention Amy gives to craft safety. For example, she provides a handy step-by-step reference for craft stretching. Here is one selection from her comprehensive eight-page guide:
Don’t let the title fool you — this isn’t just a book about crafts. It’s also a fashion bible. Amy Sedaris is one fashion-forward lady. One thing I learned from Simple Times is that FRINGE IS BACK! (See the bonus poster for details.)