Amy Sedaris chooses her favorite cheap crafts from the listeners of The Leonard Lopate Show.
My Mom, Lily, 99 years old, made this apron a few years ago.
The skirt is made from the back of a pair of my uncle's bermuda shorts. The bodice and strings are from my Dad's shirt. The neck piece is recycled from venetian blind tape that held the slats in place.
Since then, she has made aprons out of dresses, skirts, shirts, so that the apron retains the look of the original source-as with the bermuda shorts.
Got an old pillowcase and some thread? I did! I embroidered a bow and arrow across a pillow case so that when you lay on it you look like you've been shot with an arrow. Ouch!
Materials - any pillowcase(s) that you have, embroidery thread or any thread really, and a pencil. Trace or draw your design on the case and stitch away. Embroidery is a great way to spruce up linens, pillows, and clothes or customize gifts for friends!
Materials: Twist Ties and Colored Yarn.
This was a craft that was given to Amy Sedaris while she was in Durham, N.C. on the book tour. The gentleman said his grandmother made them. Amy asked that I submit this under my name, so that she could pick it as the winner.