Monday, August 31, 2009


Says the seller: "Comes with two cigarettes, a lighter flame and a pile of ash."
I report, you decide not to buy.
Cigarette Pack Feltie Set:

Turn Turn Turn

It's almost time to start get out those chunky beer sweaters.

Says the seller: "Sorry, beer not included. Go buy yer own!"

Brawny Beer Bottle Cozy:


Thanks Mom, cont'd.

File under 'Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time'....

Cappy the Cape Cod Lobster Cocoon Crochet Pattern:


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Another cry for help

If this isn't the picture of desperation I don't know what is.

0-12 Month Earflap Beanie:



Words are failing me. Good thing these food-themed neckwarmers have been photographed in all their glory. Put them on a plate, put them around your neck. The possibilities are endless.
Shrimp Scampi Scarf, Garden Salad Scarf:

Old School

Who doesn't love a short stack? Am I right? Quit dieting for a second and agree with me here.

Felt Pancakes with Butter and Syrup:


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Still Life with Drink Hugger Koozie Huggie Thing

Classy, right?

Custom Popcorn Drink Hugger Koozie Huggie Thing: StumbleUpon

Innocent Victims of Crafting, cont'd.

What can be said?

Sushi Dog Costume: StumbleUpon

Feet of clay

Says the seller: "They would make a wonderful gift for your podiatrist or fellow quirky gardener." Hmm.

Planter Feet: StumbleUpon

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Are you lichen my mold?

This embroiderer of mold and lichen loves creating custom pieces, so email her a photo from your fridge if you're interested.

Lichen felt purse, moldy wall art, vintage moldy clutch: StumbleUpon

Pointless adorableness, Japanese-style

Here's a crafter who's committed to cuteness. My favorite is White Candle Not Dynamite, but all of her creations are pretty great. Who doesn't need a cloth mug with a button in the bottom, an embroidered kiwi slice, or a blue sausage? I'm not even going to mention the Japanese confections rendered in fabric. What can be said? StumbleUpon

Dark night of the cozied soul

I'm going to hate myself in the morning for posting these casserole cozies. But that's not your problem. With no further handwringing, I bring you the Debbie and the Laurinda. Apparently they're a great way to transport your covered dishes to Australia Day barbecues. You see? I'm being too judgy.

Casserole Carrier: StumbleUpon

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Says the seller: "Have lunch with Sarah Palin! or just bring her along to bother your liberal friends and co-workers."

Sarah Palin Lunch Bags: StumbleUpon

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cozied beer, cont'd.

Says the seller: "My wife wanted to call this a " beer cozy". It's actually a kick ass gun metal grey beer protective device."

Leather Beer Holder: StumbleUpon

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pear Jackets R Us

Apples do it. Bananas do it. Pears oughta get to suit up too.

Handknit purple pear jacket: StumbleUpon

Attention Surplus Disorder: A Diagnosis Rendered in Horsehair

Holy craft those are small.

Tiny Horsehair Baskets: StumbleUpon

Just Because, cont'd.

Something about the expression on this felted frog ball makes me laugh. Uh-oh. Am I about to drop $17?

Needle Felted Light Green Wool Felt Ball: StumbleUpon

Friday, August 21, 2009

Why they hate us, cont'd.

Cats don't ask for much. Do they deserve our festooning? I report, you decide.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shower Art

Well this is different.

Have a nice shower!

Shower Art:

Got felted milk?

More handmade creations from the department of bad eating habits.
Oreo-style Crocheted Sandwich Cookies:

The name game, cont'd.

Not judging. Just saying.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mom's crafting again...

Hmm. These are people clothes and people purses, people.

Does this apron make my dishsoap bottle look fat?


Brace. Your. Self.

Friends, in curating crafting trends and oddities for your information and amusement, I've come across some strange things. Some silly things. Some memorably pointless things. But now I'm bringing you something bizarre.
Meet the reborns.
These are handpainted, weighted dolls meant to replicate the real thing. As in, they cost hundreds of dollars and just might begin to fill that inner void. I don't know, but I'm trying to understand.
Well, let's not feel sad. Let's just look once and then move on.

Here are a few sellers' comments, just because.
"His name is GumDrop & I decided to make him a boy."

"His hair is hand rooted angora goat, right from the hyde."

"Baby Jackson has a magnetic pacifier, please do not use around pacemakers."
I'm sorry.