Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless

13 Jun 2012

DI-Wine Part Two: Stoppers and Storage

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I am not yet done talking about wine, or wine-related crafts. In fact, one of the many items on my Geez-I-Wish-I-Had-Enough-Time-To-Do List is to start a drunken craft group inspired by some dear friends in Portland who have been knockin’ ‘em back and getting crafty for a while

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06 Jun 2012

DI-Wine: Tags and Bags

Several years ago, a roommate and I were making a Trader Joe’s run when the cashier looked at the conveyer belt (which held many, many bottles of wine and …some food) then asked us, “Where’s the party?” We’re not sure if he was disappointed or impressed when we told him

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09 May 2012

DIY: Coasters

Much like bookmarks and ashtrays, coasters are the kind of crafts you make when you’ve screwed up your intended craft project, are six years old, or are a newbie crafter just testing the waters. Coasters are just that kind of craft because they’re easy to make out of anything and

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02 May 2012

DIY: Mason Jar Crafts

One of the essential things to have in your craft arsenal – in addition to an X-acto knife, duct tape, packing tape, et.al. – is a mason jar. Or, if you enjoy vodka, several mason jars. Heck, you don’t even really need to make a special trip or buy new

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18 Apr 2012

DIY: Ticket Stub Crafts

It was bound to happen eventually. After all my ideas, inspiration, Google searches and suggestions, I find myself stalled on a craft project. You see, I’ve got ticket stubs from almost every single show I’ve seen in San Francisco, but I can’t seem to find a great craft for them.

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11 Apr 2012

DIY: Playing Card Crafts

There was a period in time when I carried a deck of playing cards with me, wherever I went, just looking for an opportunity to practice my skills at rummy, or play solitaire while waiting for friends at the bar. Sadly, the opportunity to play cards rarely presented itself, which

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04 Apr 2012

DIY: Luggage Tags

Because I am not very well traveled, I am usually game for any trip that involves a new destination. Case in point: last Saturday when my fella said to me “I’d like to go check out Detroit,” my response was “Sure, I’ll see Detroit.” However, despite my enthusiasm for unexplored

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28 Mar 2012

DIY Tshirts Part Two: Screenprinting and Transfers

So, I spent a good portion of the day in a dentists chair getting the roots of my teeth scrapped to hell, despite my intense and overwhelming hatred of the dental profession and the entire teeth cleaning process, and I’m still spitting blood so we’re gonna do a short and

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