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HANDMADE? IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MADE IT WITH YOUR FEET.   A chicken poncho. A painting of a corn dog. A clock made out of an old “mostly clean” cheese grater. All this and more await you in the pages of Regretsy, a veritable sideshow of handcrafts gone wrong. Based on the eponymous hit blog and arranged in categories such as Décor, Pet Humiliation, and Christmas, Regretsy showca HANDMADE? IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MADE IT WITH YOUR FEET.   A chicken poncho. A painting of a corn dog. A clock made out of an old “mostly clean” cheese grater. All this and more await you in the pages of Regretsy, a veritable sideshow of handcrafts gone wrong. Based on the eponymous hit blog and arranged in categories such as Décor, Pet Humiliation, and Christmas, Regretsy showcases the best of the worst, ranging from the hilariously absurd to the purely horrifying. Each page of this jaw-dropping volume features the actual seller’s online listing with a light coat of snarky commentary to give it a good shellacking. So join us as we descend into handmade hell and gawk, gasp, and marvel at the disturbingly odd artifacts that Regretsy has collected for your viewing pleasure, proving that you can never have too much of a bad thing.

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HANDMADE? IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MADE IT WITH YOUR FEET.   A chicken poncho. A painting of a corn dog. A clock made out of an old “mostly clean” cheese grater. All this and more await you in the pages of Regretsy, a veritable sideshow of handcrafts gone wrong. Based on the eponymous hit blog and arranged in categories such as Décor, Pet Humiliation, and Christmas, Regretsy showca HANDMADE? IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MADE IT WITH YOUR FEET.   A chicken poncho. A painting of a corn dog. A clock made out of an old “mostly clean” cheese grater. All this and more await you in the pages of Regretsy, a veritable sideshow of handcrafts gone wrong. Based on the eponymous hit blog and arranged in categories such as Décor, Pet Humiliation, and Christmas, Regretsy showcases the best of the worst, ranging from the hilariously absurd to the purely horrifying. Each page of this jaw-dropping volume features the actual seller’s online listing with a light coat of snarky commentary to give it a good shellacking. So join us as we descend into handmade hell and gawk, gasp, and marvel at the disturbingly odd artifacts that Regretsy has collected for your viewing pleasure, proving that you can never have too much of a bad thing.

30 review for Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melki

    "I still don't understand what would motivate a person to macrame an owl." Jennifer Grant, creator of The Chicken Poncho About twenty years ago, you couldn't stumble out the door of your home without smacking into a craft show. They were everywhere! Malls, schools, gas station parking lots...all were appropriate settings for the vending of fine, handmade merchandise, such as crocheted potholders, praying hands bookends, toilet paper cozies, and psychedelic ceramic snails. But over the past several "I still don't understand what would motivate a person to macrame an owl." Jennifer Grant, creator of The Chicken Poncho About twenty years ago, you couldn't stumble out the door of your home without smacking into a craft show. They were everywhere! Malls, schools, gas station parking lots...all were appropriate settings for the vending of fine, handmade merchandise, such as crocheted potholders, praying hands bookends, toilet paper cozies, and psychedelic ceramic snails. But over the past several years, these show have been disappearing at an alarming rate. I don't remember the last time I saw a card table groaning under the weight of bleach bottle pigs for sale. Where have all the happy deluded crafters gone, and where are they selling all the, ahem, interesting stuff they make? The answer is Etsy, a site launched in 2005, which is devoted to selling handmade art and craft items, both good and bad. I've been warned to stay away, as it is easy (and expensive!) to become addicted, and indeed, when I go there now and enter in the word "zombie" to find out there are almost 29,000 zombie items available for purchase, well, it's true, I'd better just stay away. Luckily, April Winchell has much less self-control than I, and she has spent quite a bit of time on the site, looking for the weird, the unusual, and the just plain WTF. From goat coats to a "bedazzled" tampon, there's something here for everyone. Winchell provides a color photo, a description of the item, and some fun, snarky comments all her own. It makes for quite an entertaining read, and may inspire you to create some treasures of your own. Or at least go buy some. How'd you like a clock featuring Michael Jackson as the Virgin Mary, holding on his lap a haloed Emmanuel...Lewis? Yes, it is JUST AS FREAKY AS IT SOUNDS. Or perhaps a pillowcase emblazoned with a portrait of a serial killer is more your style. Wouldn't this be the perfect thing to put in your van...you know, the one with no windows in the back? How about a painting of fornicating flies? Who wouldn't want that? For baseball fans, there is a lovely iconic Madonna and Child that would make Raphael swoon, only in this version, the tiny savior is sportin' a Yankee's jersey. Woo! Add that one to the cart! The thing that amazes me most about the items featured in this book? The prices! Ye-ouch! In the past, I have been guilty of creating and selling some pretty crappy crafts (even macramed owls!) and I never DARED charge what some of these people are asking!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Peacegal

    Bwahaha! Who needs toilet paper embriodered with Lady Gaga lyrics, a vampire baby doll with teeth instead of eyes, or crochet genitals? Somebody apparently does--maybe you! This book offers up some of the strangest real-life items offered for sale on the online craft marketplace Etsy. Get ready to gasp, shudder, and laugh out loud.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melody

    It's a blog, no- it's a book! It's a blog in a book. This one works. The introductions to each chapter are snarky and warm at the same time. Winchell's voice is very strong and reading her intros made me smile. The crafts themselves are... well, there just aren't words to cover all of them. Winchell's commentary on the crafts is hilarious. My favorite part, though, was the end, where the crafters got to speak their pieces. Highly recommended for the snarky and the crafty and the thick-skinned.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stewart Tame

    Before reading this book, I was unfamiliar with the Regretsy website. Seems like it would be lots of fun. The title is great fun, very clever! The subtitle sums it up nicely. These are all homemade items that have been offered for sale online. While it's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the fact is that most of the beholder eyes in this book require greater depth of looking than I can muster. At least some of them fall into the "So Bad It's Good" category. I have read similar book Before reading this book, I was unfamiliar with the Regretsy website. Seems like it would be lots of fun. The title is great fun, very clever! The subtitle sums it up nicely. These are all homemade items that have been offered for sale online. While it's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the fact is that most of the beholder eyes in this book require greater depth of looking than I can muster. At least some of them fall into the "So Bad It's Good" category. I have read similar books, but few as witty and engaging as this one. I'll have to check out the website now ...

  5. 4 out of 5

    frogfairie

    Mostly just an "ok" book but I must admit to giggling hilariously at a few parts. The pictures make you wonder what the artist was thinking that would inspire such a bizarre creation but the best parts are the comments by the author for each item.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Julie Suzanne

    HILARIOUS. I laughed out loud for almost the entire time this took to read (about 3 hours). April's intro to the WTF side of Etsy is educational (I now know about Vulvacraft, for example) and her personal narratives were as well. Snarky, witty, and interesting, I recommend this to everyone for a laugh.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    April Winchester and her army of reviewers on regretsy dot com and in this book put some depth into what it means to be snarky. Despite the whining complaints of those who think the comments are mean (and miss the points), what is happening here is many faceted. There's a lot of good, beautiful, genuine handmade stuff on Etsy, the site that Regretsy is mainly focused on. Or at least there was when first it started out. Over the years, some crazy stuff has been creeping into the offers at Etsy, st April Winchester and her army of reviewers on regretsy dot com and in this book put some depth into what it means to be snarky. Despite the whining complaints of those who think the comments are mean (and miss the points), what is happening here is many faceted. There's a lot of good, beautiful, genuine handmade stuff on Etsy, the site that Regretsy is mainly focused on. Or at least there was when first it started out. Over the years, some crazy stuff has been creeping into the offers at Etsy, stuff that makes you say hmmmm. Or WTF. Or other things I can't put here. But you can put them into Regretsy. Some of the "artists" at Etsy create a lot of things related to body parts, male and female, as well as things that come out of your body. Some of them even create their "art" with things that come out of the body. Trust me, they doo doo. You'll find a lot of funny snarky silly comments about those things in the book and on the site. There are also copyright thieves, people who try to pass their sweatshop work off as handmade creations, resellers and more - that's a service Regretsy provides to the real sellers and shoppers at Etsy. In addition, every month the artists and shop owners who belong to the Regretsy group, April's Army, donate their time and services to a week long fund-raiser - and others spend what little money many of them have to get the goods sold - helping a member in need. Regretsy the book is just a hand in what is a growing community. The latest venture is a collaborative tarot deck created by 25 artists belonging to Regretsy, using "art" from this book and the website as inspiration. A good portion of the profits will be used to help artists in need - not just those who participated, but those who are part of the community and beyond. The community doesn't respond well, ever, to those who are being mean to others. It's an incredibly giving community - read the book, but do it with all of this in mind. Even profits from the book go to charity.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Chibineko

    I've been a lurker on Regretsy for a while now & when I discovered that there was going to be a *book* of some of the various crafts that have been on the site, I immediately picked it up. Then I showed it to everyone else at my part-time job. Let's just say that for the next hour everyone spent more time giggling over the contents & less time actually selling books. (Although I did end up showing a customer this book, must to his delight. In return he introduced me to Cake Wrecks.) This I've been a lurker on Regretsy for a while now & when I discovered that there was going to be a *book* of some of the various crafts that have been on the site, I immediately picked it up. Then I showed it to everyone else at my part-time job. Let's just say that for the next hour everyone spent more time giggling over the contents & less time actually selling books. (Although I did end up showing a customer this book, must to his delight. In return he introduced me to Cake Wrecks.) This book collects several of the creme of the crop. Creme being a loose term, as much on the stuff on here will have you going "WTF?!?" I'd like to describe some of the stuff (and amazon probably wouldn't let me post it if I did), but that would ruin the surprised look on your face when you open this up & see what is inside. The best part is that while some might think that pointing out all of these strange & many times unappealing items would be mean, pretty much everything that gets mentioned on the Regretsy site gets purchased. It's free advertising, for the most part. (And rest assured, Winchell got permission to put these things in the book.) If you love stuff like LOLcats, strange crafts, & just general fun, this is the book for you. It's almost impossible to flip through this book & not get a chuckle out of it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Judy Lindow

    Where Do It Yourself meets What the Fuck. I loved this book. Probably because I have a foot in both camps. I have a boxes and bags of fabric samples, books, magazines and embarrassing 40 yo photos from "pieces" I turned out as a Fine Arts major, in my last 2 years at Berkeley. I should have stayed with Geology. Although I remember watching my things get plowed under at the dump - yes, this was not orchestrated, and I never thought demise would be so immediate or symbolic - I am still mesmerized Where Do It Yourself meets What the Fuck. I loved this book. Probably because I have a foot in both camps. I have a boxes and bags of fabric samples, books, magazines and embarrassing 40 yo photos from "pieces" I turned out as a Fine Arts major, in my last 2 years at Berkeley. I should have stayed with Geology. Although I remember watching my things get plowed under at the dump - yes, this was not orchestrated, and I never thought demise would be so immediate or symbolic - I am still mesmerized by craft produced by myself and others. In addition I have sold on Ebay, Amazon, Ruby and Etsy. It's all fun. Some is funner, though. Unfortunately, the book may be a little too prophetic, as I've been fantasizing about the "up cycling" ever since I started seeing wrist warmers out of socks and other assorted "green" accessaries between Northern California and Portland in the last couple of years. April Winchell adds very funny commentary. I'm definitely seeking her blog out. Added bonuses include Seller's last words, guides and sites. Thank you sellers as well. I feel akin to you all. Haha.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Books based upon popular humor blogs are all the rage right now, but "Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF" raises the bar. Supplementing old favorites with new art and crafts from some of the beloved (or infamous, as it may be) featured sellers on the hit blog, April Winchell's hilarious book is also a great read! Excellently written essays introduce each chapter and repeatedly show why Winchell was voted 21st funniest person in LA (according to Los Angeles Magazine). Winchell's wit, intelligence and Books based upon popular humor blogs are all the rage right now, but "Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF" raises the bar. Supplementing old favorites with new art and crafts from some of the beloved (or infamous, as it may be) featured sellers on the hit blog, April Winchell's hilarious book is also a great read! Excellently written essays introduce each chapter and repeatedly show why Winchell was voted 21st funniest person in LA (according to Los Angeles Magazine). Winchell's wit, intelligence and heart are what keep people coming back to Regretsy and it's gratifying as a fan of the blog to see her find success with such a screamingly funny first book. Hopefully there will be many more to come!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Meredith

    I've been a fan of Regretsy for a while know. Ever since my sister-in-law sent me a link to a catnip filled penis toy. I was hooked. fish line and sinker. This book is just as great as the site. April's witty humor and fabulous tag lines compliment the items highlighted perfectly. And I just might have to buy those serial killer pillowcases.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kandice

    April Winchell enjoyed searching Etsy for out-of-this-world crafts. She thought it would be fun to start a blog, Regretsy, featuring her finds with added commentary. Little did she know, her blog would get so much attention. This books features her favourites. I had some great laughs, but best of all, it made me feel extremely talented and mentally stable :-)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    If you're ever feeling like you're a bit too weird for the world to handle, flip open this book and you'll feel a tad bit more normal. Oh, and you might just laugh your ass off! The posts that this book features are funny, sure, but what makes them fall-down hilarious is the author's take on them!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amber Koppenhofer

    This book is ROTFLMAO HILARIOUS!!!! If you are into handmade items and have a bizarre sense of humor, I highly recommend this book. Author, Winchell, tells comedic personal stories in montages to introduce each chapter. This book could easily be read in an hour or two, so if you want something light and just need a break from that intense novel, this is the book to pick up.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Cherdan Helena

    Just loved it. The introductions to each section can be a little extraneous, but she is a brilliantly funny writer, and her writeups on each item make the book. I would definitely read anything she comes out with.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    Regretsy is the substance in my life that gives it meaning. Which isn't exactly saying much seeing as I'm 25 and still live with my parents, but beggers can't be choosers.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    Might be the funniest thing I've read all year! Probably not suitable for under high school age though.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Traci

    I can't believe some of this stuff. Had me in stiches. If anyone is looking for a birthday present for me, never look in this book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lesley

    love the byline: where diy meets wtf

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie R.

    Sometimes I still miss the Regretsy site, and I thought the book would help me remember it (it is no longer on the internet). The reviews were mixed, and they were absolutely correct. There were very few crafts in here that I remembered, just the horse painting, the corn turd soap, and the bird feeder helmet. The descriptions are also very short, which highlights how great the comments were. I still remember some of those people, like Princess Buzzkill Flying Glitter Eagle, the Tarot Cards, the Sometimes I still miss the Regretsy site, and I thought the book would help me remember it (it is no longer on the internet). The reviews were mixed, and they were absolutely correct. There were very few crafts in here that I remembered, just the horse painting, the corn turd soap, and the bird feeder helmet. The descriptions are also very short, which highlights how great the comments were. I still remember some of those people, like Princess Buzzkill Flying Glitter Eagle, the Tarot Cards, the trip to Finland, and the CF4L Club. It appears that April Winchell got permission from all the artists featured, because at the end there are comments from the artists and links to their websites. I suppose that explains why most of the best things I remember from the site are absent, like the custom clay painting where April posed with a flip flop on her head! How is that not in the book? I read the book cover to cover and didn't laugh once. The essays at the beginning of each chapter were really the best part, and some of them made me smile. They had information that I either forgot or had never seen before.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I wasn't sure what this book was all about but now that I've read it, I'm not sure which is more embarrassing; the fact that it has bad language in almost every paragraph or that I checked it out from my local library. It took me a moment to figure out what Regretsy meant, but I am familiar with Etsy. So I do admire April Winchell for taking something simple and making it so popular. This book is unique; I've never seen anything quite like it. That being said, here's a warning. This is NOT for k I wasn't sure what this book was all about but now that I've read it, I'm not sure which is more embarrassing; the fact that it has bad language in almost every paragraph or that I checked it out from my local library. It took me a moment to figure out what Regretsy meant, but I am familiar with Etsy. So I do admire April Winchell for taking something simple and making it so popular. This book is unique; I've never seen anything quite like it. That being said, here's a warning. This is NOT for kids or people who are easily offended. Come to think of it, those who have a weak stomach should stay away as well, but I'll get to that in a minute. I might have found some of it funny, were it not for April's constant need to swear. Take out the swear words (that are found not only in the "book" part of the book, but also in the captions she's placed under the pictures) and the book would have been a lot smaller. I was turned off not only by the swearing but also by a lot of the pictures. I wasn't really in the mood to see pictures of handmade items that resembled both the male and female anatomy, and some of the pictures were downright nauseating. I would highly advise not to read this book during or immediately after a meal. I don't know what the point of all the swearing was, because it's not a book about anything but things that people make that one person thought was funny. I suppose I should admire April for doing this because according to her book, the items she's featured have sold a lot more products. That's admirable, but seriously.... As other people have said, this book is disturbing. But the most disturbing fact of all is that her father is the late Paul Winchell, who was the voice of lovable Tigger in the Winnie The Pooh movies. Wow...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Stef

    This book nabbed me at the first sighting of a mermaid toy and some junk jewelry living in a tangle atop someone's head. I enjoyed the appalling quality of the crafts (e.g., embroidered toilet paper, a felt vasectomy doll, an alien doll with a face made from a walnut riding atop a toy horse, handcrafted felt placenta [that prompts the very genuine question of what to DO with handcrafted felt placenta], eyeless but grinning pear wall art made entirely from chewed gum), all made even more ludicrou This book nabbed me at the first sighting of a mermaid toy and some junk jewelry living in a tangle atop someone's head. I enjoyed the appalling quality of the crafts (e.g., embroidered toilet paper, a felt vasectomy doll, an alien doll with a face made from a walnut riding atop a toy horse, handcrafted felt placenta [that prompts the very genuine question of what to DO with handcrafted felt placenta], eyeless but grinning pear wall art made entirely from chewed gum), all made even more ludicrous by their accompanying price tags, and the author's commentary as well, such as that in regard to "corn poo soap." However, I wish the book was much longer -- much of the book is devoted to author commentaries/introduction, the sellers' response to the website/book (which I wasn't expecting and at first liked, until I read all the responses and saw that it was essentially nine pages of the sellers giving props to Regretsy), and a sellers' guide and statements section (ten more pictureless pages). All that material, which was not why I picked up the book nor what I felt like reading, made the actual Regretsy book content feel relatively sparse.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    My sister got this for me for Christmas last year. While I wasn't incapacitated by laughter, I found the snark to be exactly the kinds of things my sister would say (I think Winchell and my sister are somehow mentally synced up. Really. Bluetooth just for the snarkitude.) or the kinds of things I'd wish I'd said, but only think up hours later (that is, if this were a real-time conversation, not a months-and-months-to-put-it-together book). While I may not go back and read this book every year (I My sister got this for me for Christmas last year. While I wasn't incapacitated by laughter, I found the snark to be exactly the kinds of things my sister would say (I think Winchell and my sister are somehow mentally synced up. Really. Bluetooth just for the snarkitude.) or the kinds of things I'd wish I'd said, but only think up hours later (that is, if this were a real-time conversation, not a months-and-months-to-put-it-together book). While I may not go back and read this book every year (I'll even admit that I may not ever read it again), it stays in the "Keep" pile. No, Jennie, it wasn't a waste of your money or mental powers, 'cause I can totally see myself going, "That's just like...!" going on a mad Regretsy hunt, trying to figure out which box I put it in, pulling it out, and flipping to the hideous object that I was randomly reminded of so I can show everyone with a kind of "See how weird my brain is" pride. Yeap. 'Cause I'm that kind of nut-bar.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rachel G.

    I'm a big fan of Regretsy and April's writing on the site, so I decided to try the book, since I think Etsy is such an interesting manifestation of American culture: an obsession with consumption to the point of being ridiculous, and the DIY concept. I liked the little bit of writing in the book (mostly the chapter introductions), and the photos/products were funny as always, but I was hoping for something slightly... more than the site. (I also found it a bit short). I also was kind of annoyed I'm a big fan of Regretsy and April's writing on the site, so I decided to try the book, since I think Etsy is such an interesting manifestation of American culture: an obsession with consumption to the point of being ridiculous, and the DIY concept. I liked the little bit of writing in the book (mostly the chapter introductions), and the photos/products were funny as always, but I was hoping for something slightly... more than the site. (I also found it a bit short). I also was kind of annoyed with the constant need to justify herself and the internet "snark" movement...if we're buying your book, it's because we love that stuff, so no need to waste time with it! In short, funny, but a little disappointing.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Harris

    I had not been familiar with Regretsy, April Winchell's website devoted to chronicling the weirdness of Etsy, where the Internet sells its arts and crafts. Quite a humorous little book, and it sparked me to bookmark the site. I've purchased a few things from Etsy over the years and have always been pleased with my purchases, but there are certainly a lot of odd things out there and April Winchell has a really witty writing style that suits the bizarre, kooky, and "unique" crafts sold on the webs I had not been familiar with Regretsy, April Winchell's website devoted to chronicling the weirdness of Etsy, where the Internet sells its arts and crafts. Quite a humorous little book, and it sparked me to bookmark the site. I've purchased a few things from Etsy over the years and have always been pleased with my purchases, but there are certainly a lot of odd things out there and April Winchell has a really witty writing style that suits the bizarre, kooky, and "unique" crafts sold on the website. The reader responses from Etsy buyers and sellers included at the end was particularly fun. Of course, the book only offers a smidgeon of the content available online, and I am glad I picked it up at a library book sale.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jane Lebak

    I read this while sick in a doctor's office, which I think was the perfect place to read it. :-) I really enjoy the Regretsy blog, and this maintains the feel of the blog. It's divided into sections for different types of crafts-gone-wrong, and each section begins with two or three pages by April Winchell. I really enjoyed those sections because of her sense of humor (a bit twisted, a bit vulnerable, but very insightful). The only reason I didn't give it five stars was that overall I wished she' I read this while sick in a doctor's office, which I think was the perfect place to read it. :-) I really enjoy the Regretsy blog, and this maintains the feel of the blog. It's divided into sections for different types of crafts-gone-wrong, and each section begins with two or three pages by April Winchell. I really enjoyed those sections because of her sense of humor (a bit twisted, a bit vulnerable, but very insightful). The only reason I didn't give it five stars was that overall I wished she'd give more commentary on the actual Etsy pieces she was snarking on. But on the whole, this was a fun book, and a good companion to the blog.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Maria Waltner

    Some of the commentary was amusing. Some of the pictures were horrifying. I was actually disappointed in the length. Some sections only seemed to have 4 or so failures in it before moving on to the next section. There were a LOT of pages of credits at the back, which, while I understand their necessity maybe didn't need to be in such a big font / take up so much space. It all felt like filler content when I'm absolutely positive there is enough random shite on Etsy to fill up a Bible 8 times ove Some of the commentary was amusing. Some of the pictures were horrifying. I was actually disappointed in the length. Some sections only seemed to have 4 or so failures in it before moving on to the next section. There were a LOT of pages of credits at the back, which, while I understand their necessity maybe didn't need to be in such a big font / take up so much space. It all felt like filler content when I'm absolutely positive there is enough random shite on Etsy to fill up a Bible 8 times over.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Smalter Hall

    It's all right there, in the chapter entitled WTF: "Fish in a Squirrel Suit Taxidermy," "Phallic Chapstick Cozy," "Doll Heads in a Bowl of Brussels Sprouts." Or perhaps you'll enjoy "Bertha the Pregnant, Birthing, Nursing Sock Monkey," or the "You Pick Two: Serial Killer Pillows." Set-off by just the right amount of acerbic text, these images, plunged straight from the deep, dark bowels of Etsy crafting hell, really speak for themselves. Thanks for another great Christmas present, Sis!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Bree

    I did find myself thing WTF were these people thinking. I also wished I could share this with my sister at the time. I think I would have laughed a lot harder if I would have had her input instead because she loves browsing through Etsy. This book falls along the lines of "Cake Wrecks" and "PeopleofWalmart.com". Many emotions from this small book: confusion, horrified, confusion, giddiness, sadness, and confusion.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kurt Reighley

    Let's not kid ourselves: This is basically a perfect-bound blog. But damn, it's funny. As someone who has witnessed and made plenty of horrible crafts, this book make me belly laugh many, many times. And April's introductions to each chapter temper the snarkiness of the individual entries wonderfully. My only, um, regret is that the editors didn't figure out a way to integrate some of the appendices better, to create a richer reading experience. Putting all that text at the end seems clunky.

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