Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Etsy--Uh Oh!

I'm addicted to Etsy. I'll come right out and admit it up front. There are things on Etsy that I never even dreamed I needed before I saw a picture of them just waiting for me to buy them. Once I know they exist, I hear them calling out to me, "You will never see anything like this again. You'll regret not buying this." And they are so right.

Then there are the items that I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole but I can't help but sit and stare at them for a while in horrified fascination. I can't help but ask myself if it is really possible that anyone would actually purchase THAT?

Here are just a few items I found last time I was online that are just too cool (or too bizarre) for mere words:


This item is oh so beautiful. Not that I would have any place to actually wear it if I did own it. *Sigh*

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44322846/soft-blue-teardrop-cameo-denim-victorian


I can't imagine myself actually wearing this in public but it's still really neat all the same.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53504435/floating-ring-pancakes-with-syrup

And these as well.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53440345/veggies-pizza-earrings?ref=sr_gallery_18&%3Bga_search_query=miniature+jewelry&%3Bga_search_type=handmade&%3Bga_page=10&%3Border=&%3Bincludes%5B0%5D=tags&%3Bincludes%5B1%5D=title


What practical purpose would these life-size felted animals ever serve anyone? None that I can see. So why do I want one so bad?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SteviT


So adorable and teeny tiny. Must RESIST!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveableTreasures


Okay, this one actually disturbs me a little bit. So why do I feel impelled to keep going back again and again to look at it? It's just too weird for words.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53510230/pea-pod-play-set-three-peas-in-a-pod?ref=sr_gallery_40&%3Bga_search_query=miniature+doll&%3Bga_search_type=handmade&%3Bga_page=11&%3Border=&%3Bincludes%5B0%5D=tags&%3Bincludes%5B1%5D=title


I don't even know what these are, but they are so darn cute!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53515964/digital-pdf-crochet-pattern-8th-mcc?ref=sr_gallery_28&%3Bga_search_query=doll&%3Bga_search_type=handmade&%3Bga_page=16&%3Border=&%3Bincludes%5B0%5D=tags&%3Bincludes%5B1%5D=title


Someone took a lot of time to make this. Someone will probably spend their hard earned money to buy it--but it won't be ME! Way weird.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53433286/zoe-ooak-pink-girl-80s-anime-zebra-plush?ref=sr_gallery_26&%3Bga_search_query=miniature+sculpture&%3Bga_search_type=handmade&%3Bga_page=9&%3Border=&%3Bincludes%5B0%5D=tags&%3Bincludes%5B1%5D=title


If you discover any great finds on your next visit to Etsy--please share them in comments.

4 comments:

tubathespian said...

Sheila, you should check out www.regretsy.com, where DIY meets WTF. :) It's got a lot of those crazy "people are really trying to sell this?" things.

Raspberry said...

Loved the pancake ring. Wouldn't ever wear it, but what a cool design.

Ariadne said...

Book earrings:http://www.etsy.com/shop/smallbookcompany

Book purses:http://www.etsy.com/shop/spoonfulofchocolate

Are these not fantastic?

Sheila A. Nielson said...

Ariadne, LOVE the Book bags! So fantastic. Thanks for sharing

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