Do you like to make cool stuff out of complete crap?


Oh, you know I do! And while searching for a cheap-ass way out of buying yet more Shrinky Dink kits for my little pyromaniacs, I discovered a) any plastic with the #6 recycling mark on the bottom will do the trick. (Hit the salad bar!) and b) a link to this fanschmastic blog, The Art of Doing STUFF.

Now, the woman who writes it looks like this:

Ask Karen

Which is really unfortunate because it means that I might have to kill her. And her damn fish.

On the other hand she might just live because she writes stuff like this:

How’s it Hangin’?

For most homeowners there is nothing scarier than having to hang stuff on their walls.  Except perhaps,  having their basement spontaneously fill up with blood.  That’d be pretty frightening, but only slightly scarier than putting a hole in drywall.  And FORGET about hanging stuff on plaster, that’s right up there with finding out the retired neighbours next door are putting on a massive glass addition to accommodate their weekly nudie parties.


I understand your fear.  You don’t  know what size anchor to use, you don’t know what size drill bit to use for the anchor you can’t figure out. It’s a never ending circle of confusion.  Almost makes you wish your basement would just fill up with blood so you could make an insurance claim, sell the place and move into a house that already has nails in the walls.

And that’s just when she’s explaining how to hang pictures! Imagine how funny she’d be if she were explaining how she made some fash new patio lamps out of stuff she found at the Dollar Store? Well you don’t have to imagine, bubbie, you can read it right here!

Oh, so much joy ahead. Leave some comment-love and tell ’em Suburbane sentcha.

8 Responses to “Do you like to make cool stuff out of complete crap?”

  1. 1 lara

    great, another too-funny-girl blog. like i have enough time to read all this cool stuff.

  2. 2 theartofdoingstuff

    Deborah … I trained that fish to make a friendship bracelet out of junk it found at the bottom of the River.
    – karen The Art of Doing Stuff

    • 3 Deborah Bancroft

      Oh! That’s different.

      The fish may live.

      You, on the other hand, must eat an entire box of Hostess Golden Cupcakes.

      Or just keep posting awesome stuff.

      Yeah, that would probably do it.

      (In other news, SQUEE! you replied to my post! Very kind.)

  3. LOL @Karen’s comment! That’s a pretty cool blog…maybe if I read it enough, I might be inspired to do something crafty!

    –SVB (who is not typically a crafty person–in fact, she’s just discovering the art of cooking)

  4. 5 Mike H

    Great blog–I can see why you like her writing…

    I’m tempted to subscribe to feed, but I really don’t need more to read right now…what to do?

    • 6 Deborah Bancroft

      Dude. Seriously. This is your biggest problem?

  5. 7 Mike H

    I wish it were.

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