Friday, March 8, 2013


When I was a kid, this was one of my favorite books.

Dian Thomas was a Craft Goddess. She was frequently on the Today Show (see book cover!) and her ideas and craftsperations were ubiquitous in my Mormon world. She was all sorts of awesome. 

I found my mom's old copy of her book a few days ago, and I haven't stopped poring over the pages. Surely, Amy Sedaris' book, 'Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People' was inspired by everything Dian Thomas.

Here are a few sample pages.

Christmas tree in a playpen! Brilliant.

Those clown dolls in the corner will haunt my dreams forever.

There is absolutely nothing gross
about tying dental floss around a hot dog
 and submerging it in a thermos full of chili. 
I wonder if I can get Mr. Floozy
to wear one of these snazzy terry-cloth man-aprons?

Aren't those super fabulous?

1 comment:

  1. I love that the baby gets it's own apron. At first I thought it was full of tools like hammers and what not but am very disappointed that it's a changing diaper related apparatus. BABIES ALREADY HAVE THOSE KINDS OF THINGS. What a waste. Babies need an apron to hold their hammers too.

    Despite that oversight, this is brilliant and I want to go on ebay and buy copies for everyone I have ever met. Thank you for changing my life, or at least making this ear infection more bearable.