Craftiness


Aug
25
2010

How To Make A Large Graphic Sign For Your Wall

First of all, thank you so very much for all the lovely comments and compliments on our bedroom makeover. I read and relished every single one---even the one from the person who said it looked like a jail cell! Yes, even that one!---and it filled me with a particularly bubbly sort of glee that you were as delighted with the revamp as we were. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your enthusiasm. I'd invite you all over for a celebratory drink, but aside from the logistical difficulties---plus the offchance that one of you is actually a mass murderer---it would probably be rather awkward for you to have to ask for the time off work so you could fly across the country to clink glasses of champagne in the bedroom of an Internet person you've never met. I mean, right?

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May
10
2010

How To Make Caramels For Someone You Like

A couple of years ago, I came across this incredible recipe for salted caramels. I know that sounds super fancy, like you need a granite-topped kitchen with two ovens to make it, but I assure you it's totally not. You basically just need butter, sugar, cream, salt, and an excellent sense of timing; when you're making caramels, I've discovered, mere seconds can determine whether you end up with a pan of chewy deliciousness or a pan of brittle filling-wrenchers that needs to be scraped into the garbage as soon as it's taken off the stove.

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Apr
09
2010

Honey, I Shrunk My Rapidly Dwindling Desire To Cook

Look, it's not that Sean and I eat badly: neither of us is partial to fast food (with the exception of the odd In-N-Out burger, of course, otherwise we'd have our California driver's licenses taken away.) On the contrary, we eat pretty well: we both like salads, we both like vegetables, we both understand the direct correlation between butter/cheese/bacon and the sudden inability to wear anything in our closets without wincing uncomfortably.

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