Oh, Amy Sedaris ....
Did you catch my review and buy the book but do you keep on missing Sedaris’ numerous, memorable appearances on the talk show circuit promoting her immaculately styled crackpot craft manual? Well, you’re in luck.
To further promote "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People" and spread the gospel of low-budget, lowbrow, and often recycle-centric crafting, an official Amy Sedaris YouTube channel has just been launched. The channel doesn’t compile all of Sedaris’ TV appearances (and there are a ton … David Letterman is one of her biggest boosters) but instead puts her behind the craft table in various eye-catching outfits to demo some of the projects featured in the book.
Although Sedaris seems a bit restrained in the six videos published so far, the off-kilter charm of the book is still firmly in place. Below, I’ve embedded three of my favorite featured craft projects: A bird/squirrel feeder made from day-old donuts and recycled jar lids, a toy/treat for pet rabbits that incorporates hay and recycled toilet paper or paper towel rolls, and something called “Potato Ships,” one of the most vile food items (baked potatoes, mayo, cheese and mushroom buttons, anyone?) that I’ve come across in recent memory. Enjoy.