Mandy is in her late mid-twenties and hates craft.

Despises it.
Resents it.

This is mostly due to the fact that she sucks at any and all crafts, and most attempts end in a rage filled blur of glue and wool. And that’s when she’s trying to colour.

She started out as a promising art student in 2005 and later completed her abandoned Fine Arts degree. Mandy bitterly has thrown away the artist lifestyle, claiming that the digital age ruined any kind of artistic merit in what was her medium of choice.

Having since been replaced by grainy camera phones and instagram filters, Mandy now spends her focus on science (okay, social science. Because lets not even talk about maths) and health as an academic. She also spends a lot of her free time doing (or thinking about doing) various forms of dance*.

After some time of feeling the void of creativity in her life, she begrudgingly decided to try her hand at a few different kinds of crafts to try to “find one she enjoys”. This has not been a successful venture.

As a result, Mandy has decided to write about her failures (and day we say, successes? No. Probably not those.) of “easy to do crafting”. Follow her misdemeanors, tantrums and fire hazards as she navigates her way through tutorials, instructions and demonstrations of various kinds of crafts, cussing her way down the bitter pathway of creativity.

*she’s not very good at that either.


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  1. I recommend the edible arts. You know, recipes that, even if fucked, are still delicious. I submit to you Boozy Fudge. It has all the joy of an insulin gusher, plus liquor. Ready?

    2 x 10 ounce bags of 60% cacao Ghirardelli chocolate chips
    14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
    2 Tablespoons butter
    1/4 C. liquor of choice (Recommend either bourbon, Chambord, rum, Rumplemintz, or Kahlua.)

    Melt this crap VERY SLOWLY together in a nonstick saucepan on LOW, stirring occasionally, and scrape into an aluminum foil-lined 8″ x 8″ pan. Chill for a couple hours, then pull up and out of the pan by the edges of the foil. Cut into 1″ squares, eat too many, take nap. Finish rest of booze.


      • Exactly. Plus, there’s liquor to soften (or erase) the blow.

        My favorite version is the bourbon one with about a cup of coarsely chopped walnuts in it. The hardest part is waiting for that damned stuff to solidify in the fridge. Mine always seems to come out with a few spoon scoops in it.


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