Not pictured; Mrs. Rochester, locked in the potting shed
What kind of pothead made these things, huh?
Now I KNOW what happened to my crappy old pots in my backyard, I thought the concrete goose took them!
oh this is that twilight flower pot gal again- LOLLLL. at least that set came with the photograph of a patch of grass. any special extras with this one?
To Eyre is human…?
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single (clay pot) man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a (clay pot) wife.
Dare I ask for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett? Mark Darcy and Bridget Jones?
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I’m concerned about her nutcrackers. How do they crack nuts with their crackers covered in tacky?
I think I need the Gilbert and Anne for my sister. She loves anything Anne. Lets see if she loves those!
There are so many famous characters in this sellers store! I could have my very own village of miniature literary pot people!
#4LeeLooDallas Tis, but this is an unforgivable crock.
What, no pipecleaner arms this time? One of them shorter on Mr. R., of course. (Just re-read this grisly tale.)
Looks like Wisconsin doesn’t have very strict hot glue gun control laws.
I want Catherine and Heathcliff. Well, no, actually I don’t. I was just trying to play nice. Apparently I suck at that.
Do they come with a scenic backdrop? I don’t want them if they don’t come with a scenic backdrop.
Egads these are clumsy looking & just plain bad.
this is a joke, right? “every doll is a work of art”
mrs r in the potting shed…riot!
If they flipped the pot over and had the pot be the face and the plant be the hair it would be a way better pothead.
Could the seller not glued more yarn to Mr. Rochester’s head??!!!!
He looks like he is wearing a strip of bacon for a necktie.
She has a dead president and figures from ‘twilight’
Oy vey I fear a pattern developing here.
#18- looks chocolate covered too
If she makes Heathcliff and Cathy ones, I’m buying them just to throw off my roof.
Also, is it just me or does the George Washington nutcracker look like a goat’s head on a man’s body?
How about an interchangeable head for Mr R, one with ‘x’s for eyes once he is blind? Now THAT would make these worth every penny…
#20 It does!!! LOL
@myself: resist posting on the interweb when tired.
What I meant was,
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent glue gun”
#11 Skully- you’re right. There are no hot glue gun control laws. But, it will make you feel better to know that I own two hot glue guns and neither of them gets used. That’s TWO LESS hot glue guns on the streets for these “artisans” to snap up and put to use.
Besmirch Twilight all you want Etsy, but please leave the classics alone! They deserve so much better!
I never knew Mr. Rochester had a sweetie. I would have thought Mr. Benny would have kept him too busy for that.
I think this is by far the biggest load of crap i have ever seen on Etsy.
For fucks sake start jurying etsy, Etsy admin!!!!!!!!!!!!
@#24 Patty: Thank you!
oh god, here we go again with the blatant overusage of the thumbs-down…
i think some of the nut jobs on the fb fan page (aka the ones who wanted to “unfan”) are busy thumbs-downing this evening!
#27FFTCMV could they be worse?At least the nutcracker figurines have some semblance of something, not sure what,but the potted nightmares look like the family dog painted them .The crap load on etsy is astonishing. Etsy sorely needs a crap sorter if not a jury.
“…strict hot glue gun control laws.” Skully!
Cripes–who’s the retard red-thumbing everyone?
but I don’t understand – is there such a paucity of sellers of appallingly craptastic crafts on Etsy that the same one merits a second mention? Not that this isn’t wonderfully sad but my god I find the featured items frequently make me laugh out loud.
And besides I can’t wait for spring to arrive in Canada and my pots to thaw out so I can make Celine Dion and Paul Anka. Only bigger, yard size…
p.s. in Canada we spell “favorite” favourite just like anouther.
This looks like the special craft break that was done at the Dinglefuck Book Club.
Doll wigs would look more ……professional. The yarn is just not working for me. Just saying.
I don’t think Jane or Mr. Rochester ever smiled, so these are inaccurate.
@clevercat I do need to look for more junk on Etsy. I’d like to also see more guy-oriented stuff to balance out the site–but that’s just me. I can only comment on crimes of fashion for so long…
They look far too happy and attractive to be Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester.
#29 Pity them, for they have nothing else to live for.
#38. Maybe you could start by joining the Facebook fan page and linking us to your shop.
This would be laughable even if done by a child. Can hardly tell which is which. And did men wear that type of tie then??
OOOOH I hope they will look this good…
#37 IscreamUscream if I am not maistaken there was a very large bit of guy-oriented stuff just the other day *winking furiously*
This person must be stopped. She must henceforth be banned from any gardening store.
@#45 …and craft supply stores.
#38- Hidden due to low comment rating:
Look no further. You already found it.
@ #3 razberries: “any special extras with this one?” Yeah, a bottle of Prozac for you to take once you realize how many people have bought this seller’s crap.
@clevercat oh right
#37 IScream, for you
Isn’t “governess” just a fancy way of saying Nanny?
Isn’t Nanny just a fancy way of saying Slave?
I don’t think they are as happy a couple as the seller implies.
I think the glare from the camera flash really completes the Victorian atmosphere suggested by the old Subway shop wallpaper in the background. Gives the figures that alabaster glow that was so popular.
I thought they were Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Guess I better read Jane Eyre again…
so… this is what the madwoman in the attic occupied her hours with.
Until she burnt Thornfield Manor to the ground, to rid her of her visions.
Make it stop!!!!
Looks like the pin my 7 year old daughter made at girl scout camp. Only difference is that this is 20x the size and was made by an adult.
Why we are supposed to pretend that those clay bowls are Victorian lovers?
Can’t we just pretend to have poor taste instead?
I’m not sure why she gets featured again when there are so many other boogers waiting to be picked from the nose that is Etsy.
How can you look at this and ask why it’s here?
“when there are so many other boogers waiting to be picked from the nose that is Etsy. ”
That’s hysterical. It’s both amazing imagery and nightmare fodder. But then you do work somewhere that they draw hearts in poo.
#61 suda… my boyfriend made me a card for valentine’s day and drew a heart out of chocolate. He gave me a poo heart card. And that is why I love him so.
#60 Oh Helen, I know this is crap. And it’s FANTASTICALLY crappy. I’m just a touch grouchy. Because I hate people. But that’s for another thread.
This booger has hairs in it.
She must have about them in her book club.
#50 Ooh I love the fuck-tabs necklace!
I feel motivated to read Jane Eyre now! Oh wait, no… the moment has passed.
Is Eyre pronounced like EEYYYRRREEE! I’m a pirate?
Or like Errrr I’m an idiot?
I’m waiting for the Jack Benny and Mr. Rochester set.
#66 lyontamer that’s what we used to call them. I always thought it was a regional thing. Guess not.
Ooo, and that necklace is shined with vinegar.
So you can smell like a douche as well as (possibly) be one.
Jane has no arms! Which is the only excuse she has for leaving ALL OF HER MONEY IN THE CARRIAGE.
Jane Eyre: stupid idiot.
I have a sick love for the line nutcrackers modeled after Henry VIII’s wives. Although I am disappointed that their heads aren’t detachable. Come on seller! In for a penny in for a pound…
A concern raised by the Tudor Ladies ball-busters, er, nutcrackers:
For $60, please tell me why the fabrics on the doll AREN’T EVEN HEMMED!?!?! For fuck’s sake, at least get some Fray-Check.
Maybe the inability to produce a male heir was all bullshit – Hank VIII just didn’t want to be seen with such sloppy dressers.
I’m not gonna’ say anything…. Just check out the thread started by the artist on Etsy…
#75Wrath… Aw Geez, even the Misquote Lady seems to have chimed in with comforting support.
Well you know what they say, “Haters gotta dislike things.”
#11 Skully :
Looks like Wisconsin doesn’t have very strict hot glue gun control laws.
Hides head in Wisconsin………really, there are talented people living here!
I think she should make the South Park cast as potted dolls.
I actually just left her a comment.
Shame on her friends and family.
And I agree with Helen about disliking things. But her plea for reassurance on her artistic ability makes feel sad for her. It’s like someone just told her there’s no Santa.
Her forum friends seem to think she has a law suit. I think the person who bought the Twilight dolls has a better case.
I just commented on that thread. They all are so quick to put Regretsy down, but I can guarantee they all watch or listen to comedy! A bit hypocritical!
Forgive me if this link doesn’t work (for I am a technophobic Luddite), but whenever I hear people whinge about the lack of respect for their craft, I think of this genius Jack Dee bit:
(As a spinner, I find his jokes about spinning hilarious)
…and now my English degree just shriveled up and died.
Ugh…Look people audition for “America Idol” because their mom thinks they’re the best singer in the world, but 95% of those kids can’t carry a tune. But if they like to sing, they should keep singing and fuck what everyone else thinks.
I have no desire to post to etsy, but I will say this: she has some sales, which clearly means people want to buy her stuff. Do I want a set of Jane Austen flower pot dolls? No. But obviously someone does. So no, don’t close your shop. Just get some…
#80 Yeah. I was polite to the person who gave me the most hideous ceramic Seder plate in the Universe as a wedding gift (well, until I started seeing things on here), and then I wrapped it up and saved it to regift to someone I didn’t like very much.
It’s not your family’s job to tell you you suck at something. It’s their job to be supportive.
I also wonder at how many of these crafters watch American Idol and laugh when Nigel disses someone who sings “a bit pitchy”.
god-damn Fray-Check! There are tons of people who probably think her dolls are the cutest things in the world. But if you want to market yourself as a professional crafter, then for god’s sake put some effort into creating a professional-looking finished product!
#83MinnePurl Thanks for the Jack Dee link -hilarious!
@ littykidder: ’tis my pleasure to spread the gospel of Dee.
#87iam… I though you were going to end up post #85 with “balls”.
Go ahead Etsy lurkers, thumbs-down me again. Just a hint, however, if you spent less time in the shadows hee, focusing on your Passive Aggressive skillset, and more perfecting your craft, you’d never, ever have to worry about being featured on Regretsy.
My nephew once set up a stand outside his house to sell stuff. He caught ants, worms, and beetles and had various sticks and wads of grass.
My sister went to buy something as he was sitting in the hot sun for a few hours with no customers. We told her not to encourage him. Tough love, people, tough love.
That these characters are smiling just goes to prove that the artist never bothered to read the book.
It appears from the fact almost every comment has our lovely “thumbs down” methinks the seller has caught wind of their second showing on regretsy and has decided to fight back??
Well, call me a party pooper or whatever, I post here all the time and I have to say that considering some of the stuff I have said about people and their items I don’t expect all of them to be happy about it. I don’t think that necessarily makes them the haters. Maybe I am.
I do think that if you are going to sell on line stuff that you have made you have to have to almost expect some criticism of what you make may happen and be prepared for it, but even so some people are bound to get their feeling hurt, some are likely to be angry, and some suck it up, and some actually enjoy it. Not every one is going to react the same.
PussDaddy, I agree if you are going to create something, critism is a fact of life, just noticed that there was an unsually high number of “thumbs down” which BTW I love that we can express our opinions on opinions and can also take critisim for that too!
PS I don’t think your’e a hater-just honest in your opinion and not afraid to say it
#81 helen: curtsies, offers card: thistle, esq.
bring it. i’ll do this one pro bono.
From the forum: “I think that a lot of the people who look at regretsy do not have the same mentality as the people who here on Etsy. They think that if something is unconventional, then its a great idea to laugh and make fun of it.”
But she was right about one thing, we do apparently have two different mentalities.
and now its GONE:
Sorry, the item you are looking for does not exist.
Go back to Etsy.com
#100 Stretch65: You’re surprised?
I blame Etsy. These “artisans” post their wares in a non-juried environment where the law of the land is You Can Not Criticize. Even critiques have to be handled with kid gloves, lest you be shouted down as a “hater” or silenced.
So you’ve got these “artists” and they go to market in an unrealistic environment. They’re going to get their hearts broken when the world calls a spade a spade. Because I don’t care who you are, glue on a flowerpot is not art. Unless you’re 3. Then,…
Okay, yes, I agree, this is ridiculous. BUT you have to admit that it’s at least a little more educated than Yet Another Twilight Etsy Listing.
LOL #75 I saw that thread this morning while perusing the forums for fun! The title caught my attention; as a proud Regretsian I wanted to see if Regretsy was the cause of her humiliation. Lo and behold, it is. I love how she asks other Etsy sellers to be honest and judge her shop but when unwitting strangers do it it’s something awful.
There are Etsy sellers on Regretsy too… we just know how to take a joke.
She made me lol in a very real and public way.
if you put something on a public forum — ie; either in your shop, or on the internet…you cannot later complain about comments concerning said something.
opinions are not judiciable.
I sell on Etsy and that’s where I heard about Regretsy! Regretsy just happens to say what a lot of people feel/think but are afraid to say anything on the forums. And the people that come on & say forget them, your stuff is “unique”…..well, unique isn’t always a compliment!!
I say unique, too, when I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings……..
she has relisted now and lower the price of all her pot people to $10
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