omg. what is this?!?!?
Wait… is that Mark Hamil? Or is it Dorothy? I could never tell them apart.
How to sell crap on the internet, Lesson #234:
Take terrible, out of focus photos and insert fad words into descriptions and tags.
I’m personally offended blind Mary or morphine-addicted Albert isn’t on the DVD box.
And for my 3rd and final comment, my favorite steampunk item of all times:
We’ve been steampunk’d.
Think this rug is offensive? HOOKED RAG RUG HEARTS are offensive.
Are you the badass who’s got the balls to display this and call it steampunk?
#4 leftfoot : Good going. I spent a good few minutes trying to figure out how to reference Albert’s little problem in a comment.
Show me the giant, steam-powered crocheting robot that made this.
Link to the item, please! I need to see if the gears and cogs are visible in other views.
Oops! Sorry. Bad html. – HK
What a terrible waste of perfectly good hooked rags.
Maybe the seller wears her Mrs. Lovett costume while she’s creating this… uh… masterpiece of steampunk whimsy.
It’s even better in all it’s glory. You can see that it’s the heart rug laid over a magazine photograph?
it looks like the pictures from that colonix website.
Only multicoloured and hooked into a heart shape.
Either way it’s shit.
And the other views make it look gigantic. I’d need a crane to hang that thing if the perspective is accurate.
Sudabaki- the seller says the rug measures 5″ !!!
Maybe this is the kind of rug you wear on your head??
Just like Captain Nemo had on board the Nautilus.
Last year I got the bright idea to hook a 2′x3′ rug….took me 2 months,and every joint in my hands got inflammed, swollen & blew up from pulling fabric through the damn burlap.I got pretty steamed up & wanted to punk somebody by the time it was finished.
If this is steampunk, hello kitty is a goth pussy.
“I decided to offer my Hooked Rug Rag Hearts again”
I also decided to include the tag “steampunk” because, although I have no idea what it means, I figured it could net me a few more sales.
OMG! does the fact that this seller does not own Photoshop and therefore photographed the listing on top of pages from Better Homes & Gardens count as steampunk? —Curses, I guess that only would have worked if she’d thrown some nuts, bolts, and watch parts down on the page she photographed her item on top of.
Damn you, Steampunk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, Hello Kitty IS a goth pussy…
and my kid has a Hello Kitty doll that’s all gothed out.
BTW, does anyone else just look at “steampunk” stuff in general and simply have the thought — “yup, that’s a (widget) with watch parts and doo-dads attached to it?
Maybe the gears and doo-hickeys are on the back of the rug…
@Starrydreams, that makes it all the more annoying that seller shot it on a magazine. Maybe it’s meant as a wall tapestry for Polly Pockets.
If I was a mad scientist with a giant mechanoid spider I would use this to decorate it’s exquisitely flamboyant thorax/ control room, and from my elevated vantage point I would laugh maniacally as I used my mechanical arachnid’s clockwork laserbeam eyes to burn the Little Steam Powered Dwelling to the ground and scorch the Earth, while admiring this seller’s oh so fittingly themed handiwork.
I don’t know why nobody is commenting on the brilliance of the Little Steam-Powered Dwelling of Utmost Possible Plainness. I detect another T-shirt/totebag/mousepad pattern.
#20 Hello Kitty looks like a juggalo in that gif.
Where do I order this heart shaped olive tray at?
This is the 1990′s craft explosion where every fucking thing had a heart. Benches made out of cheap wood, shelves, end tables, small cabinets all had a heart cut out of them. Then you mixed it up with country blue(them damn geese) or late 90′s a burgundy and hunter green everything as long as there were hearts.wooden hearts to hang on the wooden pegs of the wooden heart shelves. Wooden hearts to put on the wooden heart minature rug to display another craft and giant sprays of fake flowers.
I was not a fan. Can you tell?
Most of her stuff is actually well done, if you like that sort of thing. How long did it take you figure out the “rug” is only 5″ wide? She has one other “steampunk” item, a bird made out of crossword puzzle paper???WTF??? So hard to figure it all out.
In the next Regretsy book ( yes, I hope for a sequel) I’d like to see this as a chapter. A Not Remotely Steampunk chapter. I will cry from the laughter.
My first thought was “sushi platter?”
Mine was “entrail arrangement”.
Maybe it’s because it’s hunting season, or maybe because of the Andrei Chikatilo special I saw last night. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Chikatilo
@ #6: steampunk’d NEEDS to become a word, if it isn’t already.
Also, raise your hand if you were named after Melissa Sue Anderson. Little House on the What? Thanks, mom.
How about Susan from Sesame Street – does that count?
@RCB – I remember that crap. Ohhhh, how I loathe geese strutting around on powder blue heart explosions. Get a dried plant wreath and some checkered ribbon involved and I develop the urge to firebomb me a craft store.
So the seller is advertising herself as a steampunk hooker?!
Is this the sort of thing to be sold on Etsy? Talk about something not remotely handmade…
those self-made “view it in a room”s are quite horribly ingenious.
I’m disappointed to find out it was photographed on top of a magazine. I was thinking it was a steam-powered, self-levitating rug rag heart, maybe with a little hidden clockwork arrow-shooting device that only comes out when Manly is looking the other way.
I think I found that in my cat barf this morning.
So, a not steampunk rug for midgets? How is that a rug? That’s a trivet.
someone mentioned that no one was commenting on the little steam-powered dwelling of utmost possible plainness. not true! i did. i didn’t even realize it was sharing the post with the trivet / potholder. i wasn’t commenting on the heart, and i still don’t know what the little steam-powered dwelling of utmost possible plainness might be, and can’t believe everyone else has been more interested in discussing the heart than the (movie?) cover w/ michael landon & odd title…
“little steam-powered dwelling of utmost possible plainness” is “little house on the prairie” in steampunkese.
Steampunk my ass! Way to waste a tag because you are definitely going to win someone over by sneaking that listing into a steampunk search.
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i think i know what the little steam powered dwelling of utmost possible plainness is: fake. i think that it was made up and included below the trivet / pot holder in order to make fun of it. my bad. once i perused the site some more, i realized there are a lot of regretsy-generated images that serve as commentary on the thing being made fun of. when i saw this, it was out of context for me.
Not sure where else to post this… But I think while this is trying (my patience) it definitely qualifies as ‘Not Steampunk’
I tried to post a video from You Tube, but apparently it didn’t post here even though it showed up in the preview.
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