DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting
Doing it yourself always seems so simple. Only 3 steps! Just 5 supplies! Less than 30 minutes! Yeah right.
The truth is, craftin’ ain’t easy. But it also doesn’t have to be an exasperating lesson in your own clumsiness.
Joselyn Hughes knows the struggle. She’s lived it. And now, with DIY, Dammit!, she offers up foolproof craftables that deliver maximum cute with minimal effo...more
As many of the Nerd Girl fans know I am pretty old school. I collect my books but still keep my review books handy on my Kindle for the late night (lights out insomnia reading). I love to make things and always have!! It's a great way to relax!!
I always search the Internet for fun ideas, but then I will have to print them out, shuffle through unbound pages and stand to loose something along the way!! Well well well, just lik ...more
Also, in the author's attempt to be "hip" with her flippant attitude (which is usually fine by me), she's made a few big (rude) blunders. Some bigger ...more
"Wine is great for everything. Don't let the people around you say any different. People in Europe drink vino at lunch and it's considered classy and progressive. So, anyone who tells you different is closed-minded and probably racist." pg. 147
Vodka: It's basically Russian Windex. pg. 143
"See if you like it, ...more
My problem was that they were crafts my daughters would do, but it was not a book I would let them have because of the language used in it. If you craft at a 5-10 year old level this could be the book for you. Or if you want your kid to know what crafts pair well with vodka.
Did not like most of the projects. Seemed like things that humored her and entertained her= a project. Her commentaries where funny at first. Became annoyed with it in end. Not much substance.
This is the book for people who think they can't glue pom-poms to a piece of cardboard without explicit instruction, and also they don't have access to the internet.
This book was very cute!
I felt like I was writing it, or we could be friends lol
I loved the mid section with drink recipes from Mamrie Hart!
I have plenty of great ideas now!
Not only does it have crafts, it also has good advice! Can take the p!ace of a bestie in a pinch. About the only down bit is its dependence on web sites that can poof in the blink of an eye. Other than that? Craft on!
Joselyn has appeared on Chelsea ...more