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Etsomnia™ 236: Rags to Rags


Etsom·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.

During my endless* (236 editions of Etsomnia™ feels endless) searches on Etsy, I’ve found many, MANY terrible upcycled items. So this week, I thought I’d pull together a rogue’s gallery of some of Etsy’s worst and best recycled offerings.

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

She does not seem at all embarrassed about that terrible top, but then again, she probably asked for that haircut.
Hate to part with your smelly old boots? Stick flowers in them. That seems legit.
What an awesome use for old license plates! Mailbox by LicenseToCraft
No head, no clothes, and high heels. What do we think, ladies? Are we feeling powerful yet?
“Date night” top. I don’t think you should hold your breath for a second date.
I have always wanted a steamer trunk and I love a bar, so this mashup is right up my alley! By AMflorence
Why pay Big Pharma’s exorbitant prices when you can make your own walker out of recycled PVC? What could go wrong?
This steampunk skirt looks like it belongs on an extra in a 19th century zombie movie. And not in a good way.
These are stunning! By MerrillLand
Intended as a newborn gift: “Welcome to the world! Here’s some stuff I garbage picked and an old sock!”
At least you’d know what to bring as a hostess gift...
“Games People Play.” I absolutely love this! By ElizabethRosenArt
A dress made of pot holders, for that person on your gift list who’s just too hot to handle.
(See what I did there?)
For the last time, Ken, I am NOT going to touch your duck.

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!

18 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 236: Rags to Rags

  1. Just wondering??? Do any of the ‘artist’ ever come back on you and ask why you said what you said about their work?

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  2. You are really an expert in finding those special items, Donna 🙂

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  3. I feel like there is some sort of a Venn diagram for Etsy makers who are also psychopaths. What else could explain that dismembered Ken or the weird naked doll assemblage? I would be making a swift exit from any household that contained those items. Also, what is it about Etsy sellers taking utterly crappy photos of their creations? In the age of digital photography, why would you go ahead and use a blurry image? Or an image full of visual clutter? I do wish I had the calves that would slip into those rainbow boots. Those are fantastic – though I suspect the heel is too high for me anyway. The thing I am most coveting from this week’s selection, however, is the steamer trunk. I have always wanted one of those ever since I was wee and got to explore the one that belonged to my Great-Gran.

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  4. Naked girl power and the “date night” (I HAD to put that in quotation marks) top both left me with my jaw on my desk. The boots are fab. The toilet BBQ actually made me snort: somewhere in Texas, someone is using one of those RIGHT NOW!

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