Wednesday, May 12, 2010

just what i needed

I was feeling a little sad and frustrated this morning (no bad news and no crisis just some things that made me feel, well, sad and frustrated).

Then I saw this video that my friend H. posted to Facebook and I laughed, smiled and sang along. It made me feel hopeful, too.

Then, via
this post on BlogHer, I discovered Regretsy.

Have you heard of Etsy? It's a great web site where crafters and artists of all kinds can sell their wares. I love Etsy and have spent many hours checking out its contents. I've also bought many wonderful things.

However, the vendors are not adjudicated. This means that goods posted to Etsy can be, a little uneven in quality - sometimes a little (or a lot weird) and sometimes just plain atrocious.

Regretsy brings together the best of the worst of these (the site's motto is "Where DYI meets WTF") and, combined with biting commentary, the results are hilarious. I lost myself on the site this morning, laughing until my sides hurt and tears streamed down my face.

Check the left sidebar for categories. I've only viewed a fraction of what they've put together but some of my favourites include the Bubble Scarf in Chocolate Brown, Watercolour Print Cat Art, this tree trunk thing that poops candy (I'm sorry, I'm unduly amused by the scatological), the bridal veil for dogs (mostly because of the commentary, which could have been written by my spouse) and especially the chicken poncho (that's a poncho for a chicken not a poncho with chickens on it and it helped me feel much better about my recent penchant for knitting dish cloths).

I'm embarassed to say how much time I've spent looking at this stuff today.

Time to go do something constructive.

My face hurts from laughing.


raino said...

and i am most happy to hear that your face is hurting from laughing so much! watched the vid - very funny :)

JuliaR said...

Well, the hotel video was okay but the Regretsy site was wonderful. I especially liked the sewing machine.

I found yet another website I don't need to visit here:

Lene Andersen said...

Loved that approach to labour action!

And I saved the log that shits candy (???) for last. Thank you.

Amy B said...

I saw that log on Regretsy but I also saw it on listverse - it's an actual Catalan tradition to beat this thing until it poops candy:

You can't make this stuff up.

laurie said...

life truly is funnier than anything we could make up.