Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless

14 Dec 2011

DIY: Stockings

My mom, in addition to hand making my baby food and all of our Halloween costumes, has sewn a stocking for nearly every member of the family. (And you wonder where I get my DIY side from?). The first thing we do every Christmas is to dump out our stockings

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08 Dec 2011

DIY: Wreaths

Christmas and the surrounding holidays are a tough time to be a broke-ass. There are parties, drinks, gifts, cookies and stockings and Secret Santas and White Elephants and egg nog and bells, oh my! It is, after all, called the season of giving not the season of thoughtful free hugs

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23 Nov 2011

DIY: Matchbook Crafts

Out of all the bars, pubs, dives, lounges, saloons and watering holes in San Francisco, my long-time favorite has always been the Zeitgeist. I just dig the vibe of the place from the bloody marys, to the sarcastic tshirts, right down to the nudie girl matches. I actually carry a

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16 Nov 2011

DIY: Marquee Letters

SFGate just had a second article featuring photos of local theatres from years past, mostly closed and abandoned – and that’s not the first feature I’ve seen covering the subject recently. There’s certainly something to be said for old school Hollywood glamour, and if you’ve ever wanted to put your

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09 Nov 2011

DIY: Bookplates

Despite my love of all things techno-gadget geekery, I will never – and I swear it, never – be able to buy an e-reader. I understand that you can hold sixteen million thousand novels on one and read it in a hurricane and it’ll make you coffee in the morning

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02 Nov 2011

DIY: Day of the Dead

One of the (many) reasons Halloween is the best holiday ever is that the fun continues into the Day of the Dead. Celebrated across two days, November 1 and 2 in connection with All Saints Day and All Souls Day, Day of the Dead is a holiday that pays respect

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28 Oct 2011

DIY: Damn Easy Pumpkin Decorating

Six more days until San Francisco’s very favorite, super freaky, creepyspookytastic holiday. It’s officially time to get into the spirit of the season. That means putting the finishing touches on your costume, slutty or scary, putting up your DIY decorations, picking your poison and carving up some pumpkins. This is

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