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?