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.)
The days may still be steamy, but our New York nights are turning chillier, so my thoughts have turned to leather. Leather jackets are one of my favorite things about fall, so I started poking around on Etsy to see what turned up. As usual, Etsy didn’t disappoint. I discovered some beautiful things, and some, you know, other things. But it got me thinking. What other leather items could Etsy cough up?
Leather is tricky. It’s way harder to work with than fabric, and much less forgiving. Some of what I found was trying way too hard, some of them missed the mark, and others looked like Pinterest fails. At least they’re not boring!