*In honor of the 50th issue of Etsomnia™, I’ve decided to do away with the stupid Roman numerals.
Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
There have been 50 editions of Etsomnia™. It’s hard to believe. It seems like only yesterday that I put out my very first episode. I was so much nicer then. It wasn’t until episode five that I really let my snark flag fly. It’s been a great 50 weeks, and I hope we enjoy many hundreds more. (Especially since I spent a shocking amount of money on the trademark!)
I know I make a lot of fun of Etsy (and boy, do I enjoy it!), but I have to admit the site really is the best resource for gorgeous handmade stuff, and I consider their toy selection to be far superior to all other websites. That said, there are still nutballs turning out oodles of oddities, yards of yikes, acres of awfuls, and WTFs the likes of which you have never seen.
As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.