Regretsy: The Worst of Etsy

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Practically everyone knows about Etsy, the marketplace of numerous wonderful handcrafted creations sold by the designers, artists and artisans themselves. (And we all have our favorite Etsy stores!) But do you know about Regretsy, a site dedicated to compiling the best of the worst sold over at Etsy? We've collected ten of our safe for work favorites...

Here is Regresty's mission statement:

Don’t get us wrong. We like crafts. We just don’t like these crafts.

Yes, we know these people put their hearts into it. We know it took hours and hours. We know how mean it is to laugh at their creations. And we regret being the only web site on the internet that makes fun of things.

But what can we do? We’re immature. Besides, art is totally subjective. Who cares what we think? I barely care and I’m writing this.

Listen, if you like something you see here, don’t argue with us, go and buy it. Seriously. Click on any photo and you’ll be taken to the seller’s store*. We’re only too glad to have made the introduction.

Some of their choices will make you laugh, some will make you groan, but they're undoubtedly interesting (we actually think the condom pillow is a great idea, except for the obvious branding on the pillow itself). Check out Regretsy's 5 pages of Etsy follies and foibles here.

Originally published on 2009-10-08