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Etsomnia™ 284: Cute!


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.

“Cute” is one of those words that gets wildly overused, especially by the creators of handmade goods. Etsy, of course, is lousy with the stuff. I thought today, I’d take a look at some of the less-deserving items makers have characterized as cute, and, for contrast, a few items I think are certainly entitled to the claim.

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

No matter how educated I think I am about fetishes, Etsy keeps turning up new ones.
That is one very high cat.
Tea pets are little clay figures tea drinkers keep for good luck, and this little family is making me go squee! By Tangpin
Say it with me: Oh, deer!
They contain salt and pepper, yet they are utterly tasteless!
I know a few little girls* who would lose their minds over this backpack! By PrettierNow
*And grown men
The seller calls these “trainers.” WTF are they training for?
This ought to put me off pumpkin spice for a while…
I am always looking for fabric for face masks, and these are adorable! By FabricMade
She doesn’t look murdery at all…
“Pigeons in love” headband, now with more poop. Because Etsy.
I love this retro deskpad! By BlushAndThorn
This is how most people’s children’s pictures look to me. Sorry, practically everyone.
A makeup bag featuring nuns. Anyone else confused?
This is me and Beloved exactly! By 3XUdesign
Tooth earlobe stretchers, because ear gauging isn’t creepy enough.
I hate it when my bears don’t line up.

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!

10 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 284: Cute!

  1. You have to wonder who buys this stuff

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  2. I do like the tea pigs…. And the pumpkin without the face is nice…..the rest not so

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  3. Just say no to teratoma jewellery. Absolutely not.

    I had never heard of tea pets (despite my copious tea drinking) so you’ve educated me.

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  4. Yes, they are cute but I sure don’t want one in my house. I also wonder who buys it. Not me, but I did enjoy looking at them. Hal

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