I’m going to swerve radically from the norm today and actually recommend a craft project. I hate to do this, believe me, but I’ve got to get the Anti-Schadenfreude League […]
Where do you put your butt? It’s a simple question, but a crucial one. Where you sit can determine whether you’re sold to a circus: Or die ignominiously: Or become […]
Remember the other day I said that Altoids tins are the modern equivalent of Christ’s toenails? These projects are Christ’s toenails caked with solder, wrapped in duct tape and decorated […]
Wine corks! What makes these humble objects so irresistible? Is it their size and shape? Their spongy resilience? Their mysterious markings? Maybe it all goes back to Ferdinand the Bull. As […]
So many of you gobbled up the dark psychosexual content in my last post, I figure I’ll delve into forbidden territory yet again. You see, I’ve got a secret I’ve […]
So there’s this thing. A wonderful thing. An ingenious device designed in 1976 by Daniel F. Cudzik to eliminate the then-everpresent menace of the discarded beverage can pull tab. Back […]
It’s a fake banana covered in chalkboard paint. Do you need it? Does anyone? Should it exist at all?
Today, a personal craft story. A couple years ago I decided to make a felt “to do” board. Here it is: Isn’t it cute? The idea is that I stick […]
Just some plarn today. What’s plarn? So glad you asked! Imagine decking yourself out in these plarn shoes… And this plarn hat… Standing on this plarn rug… In the vicinity […]
Today the popular upcycling & DIY site Curbly has a post all about pet beds. These projects have long attracted gleam-in-the-eye upcyclers because, for one, they’re about the same size […]
Yoga mats! It’s probably never occurred to you that someone would look at their sweaty, stinky, worn-out yoga mat and think, “Now, there’s a source for lovely household items.” But […]
It’s Grag Bag Monday! Pick a bag (just one, now) and enjoy a random sampling of bad eco-craft pictures.
Bottle caps! Can we have an intimate talk about bottle caps? All close and quiet-like? I don’t think bottle caps count as garbage. To my mind, garbage is: 1) Ugly […]
Looking back over the storied history of this blog, I’ve run across a few crafty creations that I may have judged too harshly. Not only might these items not be […]
Have you noticed that messenger bags have evolved in recent years into badges of, if not actual virtue, then earnestness or moral authenticity? Something about that floppy flap has come […]
Did you know there are other crafty shopping sites besides Regretsy?* I mean, Etsy? It’s true! And like Etsy, they feature lots and lots of stuff that no one in […]