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Etsomnia™ Volume 85: Festival!

"Jane Austen Eco Chic." Because wearing actual feces to the festival is frowned upon. By radusport

“Jane Austen Eco Chic.” Because wearing actual feces to the festival is frowned upon.

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.) Continue reading


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Etsomnia™ Volume 78: Fun With Felt

This is listed as a crib mobile, but I’d hesitate to hang it in a baby’s room. It poses a gagging hazard.

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Etsomnia™ Volume 76: Be Mine?!? (A Little NSFW)

V-Day lingerie just ain't what it used to be. By KnotforYouDesigns

Valentine’s Day lingerie, Etsy style. By the surprisingly self-aware KnotforYouDesigns

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.)

CAUTION: this week’s Etsomnia™ gets a little blue. If you’re not yet of consenting age, go look at this one instead.

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Etsomnia™ Volume 75: A Girl’s Best Friend

BellaDAndalora can call that a scarab all she wants. I'm a New Yorker, and I know a cockroach when I see one

The designer can call that a scarab all she wants. I’m a New Yorker, and I know a cockroach when I see one

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.)

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” -Malcolm Forbes

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Etsomnia™ Volume 74: Panic at the Disco

As with most other categories I've explored, it seems the key to Etsy style is just sticking things to other things. "Bodycon" dress by IncogneetoVintage

As with most other categories I’ve explored, it seems the key to Etsy style is just sticking things to other things. This winner is described as a “Body con” dress

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.)

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Etsomnia™ Volume 73: Get Stuffed

"Zombie Taco Dog" by BethDeathHorrorDolls. Browse the rest of her store at your own peril

“Zombie Taco Hell Dog” by BethDeathHorrorDolls. I loved her Etsy shop, which is definitely not for the faint of heart. Browse the rest of her store at your own peril, but don’t say I didn’t warn you

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.)

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Etsomnia™ Volume 72: Cold Comfort

This is listed as a catsuit. Somebody needs to put that cat on a diet. By Strickolino (And I assume the garbage bag backdrop means kitty's not housebroken)

They call this a catsuit. If that’s so, I assume it’s this cat they’re thinking of. (And I imagine the garbage bag backdrop means kitty’s not housebroken)

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.)

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Etsomnia™ Volume 67: Happy Horrid-Days

Super-absorbent Lightdays® Christmas tree – now with wings!

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The Art of Gift Giving – 2015 Edition

You know how much time I spend trolling Etsy for awful things to make you (and me) laugh? Well, during those searches, I come across some pretty remarkable stuff, and I bookmark the ones I love. Lucky you! Continue reading


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Etsomnia™ Volume 61: Fail is in the Air . . . Again

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.)

Only slightly doctored photo of actual wreath for sale on Etsy

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus, who I always thought was full of shit

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Etsomnia™ Volume 60: Pumpkin Fever

Indeed. By BriscoBrands

Indeed. By BriscoBrands

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.)

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Etsomnia™ Volume 59: Putting the Cost in Costume

Roadkill rabbit costume. By missnessamonster

Nothing says Halloween like this roadkill rabbit costume.

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