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review 2016-07-31 00:00
How To Crochet - A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations)
How To Crochet - A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations) - Sarah Taylor Helpful. Nice patterns.
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photo 2015-08-24 18:12

I saw this today and am definitely going to give it a try. Does anyone have any cheap and creepy ideas for Halloween decorations? I'd like to do it up this year but don't have a lot of cash and all of my old decorations are ancient.

 

 

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text 2015-05-30 19:59
Book Love Craft

 

Some cool ideas for simple crafts for giving to yourself or maybe a friend. I love shrinkydinking stuff so I'm going to make some earrings 

 

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review 2015-02-04 00:00
Crafty Bastards
Crafty Bastards - Tymber Dalton The Romance Review

"Hooked on a feeling
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review 2014-04-15 16:25
The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions by Kenji Kawakami
The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions - Kenji Kawakami,Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall,Dan Papia

My first thought upon finding this was, "Oh my God, is this a thing?" My second thought upon finding this was, "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" My third thought upon finding this was, "Oh shit, another awesome book I wouldn't have discovered if not for Goodreads & don't have a snowball's chance of getting."



Except I did find a copy, for a mere fifty-cents, too, at my library's monthly book sale. I snapped up that puppy just as someone else was reaching towards it ("MINE!" I say, "MINE!!!!!!") and took it home, whereupon it fell behind my bed along with the million or so ARCs I've received in the mail from authors wanting me to review their books, and I forgot about it until I started cleaning and was like, "OH MY GOD!!! SHINY BOOK!"



So here we are.



THE BIG BENTO BOX OF UNUSELESS JAPANESE INVENTIONS lives up to its name. In this book, we learn about the art of "chindogu." To qualify as chindogu, an item must have been made with the intent to solve a problem--and fail miserably, and in a comical way. Like little mop booties for your cat so it cleans the floor as it walks. Or a full-body umbrella. Or a tie that has built-in pockets for scissors, credit cards, calculator, pens, etc. Or a no-hands table tennis paddle you wear around your face. Chindogu cannot be made with the intent of comedy (so 99.9% of the kluges on "There I Fixed It" are out). No, they are SRS BUSINESS.



Chindogu is apparently Japanese for "crap I bought on infomercials while watching daytime TV."



Like the butter stick.






The fancy shoe umbrellas.



 



 


The portable tissue dispenser hat.

 



 

 



 


And the homicide-inducing cat device.

 



 

 



 




3.5 stars!

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