5 Questions for the Hilarious Amy Sedaris

Simple Times Crafts for Poor People by Amy SedarisLook out, DIY fanatics! Comedienne and authority on all things fabulous, Amy Sedaris, is here to set you straight. Whether you’re wondering how to cope with the dangers of a hot glue gun or wondering what to do with that old pair of pantyhose, you won’t be able to get enough of the expertise Amy dishes out in her new book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. We asked Amy about her inspiration and recommendations, and we got more than we bargained for:

What inspired you to share your crafting talents in Simple Times?
The more people I can inspire to make marshmallow stars and donut squirrel feeders, the better.

What crafts will you be giving this holiday season?
I’m into the Klutz potholder kitthat’s all I am making.

What’s one supply no crafter should ever be without?

In the book, you warn of common safety mishaps that occur while crafting. Have you ever fallen victim to a craft gone awry?
YesI was making a child’s wind chime using the lids from tuna fish cans. There was blood everywhere, which is why there is an illustration (of the craft) in the book instead of a photograph.

In your opinion, what’s the biggest faux pas a beginning crafter can make?
To think they are good at it.

Want more Amy? Check out her new book, Simple Times, available in our bookshop. It’s perfect for the crafter in your life!


About Sarah

Who would have thought the little girl in the oversized Goofy t-shirt would grow up to become a fashion writer? Definitely not young Sarah; she was too busy daydreaming about becoming a ninja. A native New Englander, Sarah's goal is to one day own a lake or beach house -- she changes her mind daily. She has a mean curveball and once tried out for the Olympics. She loves pretty purses, going to baseball games, and will go to extraordinary lengths for chocolate. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and a Bachelor's Degree in Awesomeness.

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6 Responses to 5 Questions for the Hilarious Amy Sedaris

  1. George 12/20/2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Cool looking book and nifty interview!

    Raised By Wolves

  2. Roxanne the Dainty Librarian 12/20/2010 at 5:54 pm #

    Amy Sedaris is a genius! I want this book!

  3. Julie C. (ModCloth) 12/20/2010 at 6:09 pm #

    Sarah the Awesome, you’re so lucky! Amy Sedaris is an inspiration, and I don’t use the i-word lightly. ;)

  4. Van 12/20/2010 at 6:27 pm #

    Got this book as an early Christmas present, love the hell out of it! I sorely want to interview Ms. Sedaris, too. :D

  5. roxy riesberg 12/21/2010 at 4:50 pm #

    I LOVE Amy Sedaris!!!

  6. Kellie 12/22/2010 at 11:06 am #

    love the interview. and cant wait to get my hands on her book!

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