What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 226: Toy Story


Because who doesn’t love snuggling up to a “happy” lower digestive system?

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.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

We have a number of young ones’ birthdays coming up, so this week, I’m on the hunt for toys. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Etsy is a great place to go when you need something handmade and truly unique. I have always found their toy section to be especially wonderful. It beautifully showcases the amazing, creative energy that Etsy seems to gather around itself. Of course, there are still plenty of turds in the punchbowl, but overall, I’d say it’s my favorite toy store.

Let the games begin! (Note: it is very important when doing a search for toys on Etsy that you remember to exclude the word ‘sex.’ Trust me.) And don’t miss my Bringing Up Baby edition from 2016.

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

A busy board would be fun to make, but if you lack the skills or the time, this one by MagicRabbitToy would be a fantastic gift!

What to get for the child whose dollhouse has everything… (a joke listing by the very talented MforMiniatures)

“Dress just like Gru!” Really? A used scarf? That’s the best you could do?

Painting these unfinished Plop-in-the-top games would be a great kid’s party activity/giveaway! By ToyingAround

In case you were wondering, this is a plush broom. “complete with dirt.”

It must be such a pleasure making toys as stunning as this fire truck! By the amazing ToyMakerofSouthport

I am not making this up. This… is a ‘Child’s Toy Censer.’ For the child who ‘wants to be just like the priests.’ I assume he already has a bishop’s rochet and mitre in the dress-up box.

The idea of a custom basketball hoop is cool, and as a thank you gift for a coach, it’s absolutely genius! By 101MiniHoops

How adorable is this OOAK mermaid dress up wig? By ThePurplePumpkinShop

I might need these beauties for my desk… Miniature bikes and bike rack by BeachCottageGardens

This gorgeous thing is the Cadillac of tops and fidget spinners, the Timascus Spinning Top. By RollspinShop

Hilarious and awful at the same time. Given to the right child (or adult) (hint: me), it guarantees to deliver a lifetime of nightmares. Beautifully done, but yike.

M4 assault rifle Lego kit that fires soft bullets. WTF are people thinking?

Is it weird that I want this toy box for myself? By Spoiltrottn

This really appeals to my sense of color order! Pencil/crayon holder by HappyMumsSK

“Upcycled” teddy bear, because that seems sanitary. Good grief, are those teeth?!?

When you lose interest in painting and your smallest nesting doll comes out as a thumb.

Beautiful customizable table and animal chairs. By Piggl

Teething toy, A.K.A. baby’s first phallus.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 226: Toy Story

  1. Ohmy …I do love the little bikes.

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  2. There is absolutely no way that the maker of those teethers does not know that they made a penis and a vagina. I see a number of things that my preschool students would love to play with. My 13 year old would love that pale man marionette. He has not seen the movie but he absolutely adores Del Toro’s monster designs so that would be right up his alley.

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  3. The busy board is perfect – our youngest will spend hours trying to buckle things.

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