GIVE ME THE PRECIOUS
If you read this site with any regularity, and really, why wouldn’t you, you already know about Steotch.
Steotch makes strange samplers, and I buy a lot of them. In fact, Steotch is my favorite Etsy seller, and this is hanging in my kitchen.
I know. Don’t hate.
Well no, you can hate. You have no choice, really. Even I hate myself, and it’s my sampler.
Anyway, I’ve bought several of her pieces now, and last month, I bought this one.
How incredible is that? Amazeballs, that’s how. And the little ring is embroidered in gold metallic thread, just to make you even more jealous and unpleasant.
Now, we’re a little nerdy over here, and we definitely could have found a place in our home for this. Next to the replica of Darth Vader’s lightsaber, perhaps. Or maybe alongside our oil on velvet of Admiral Ackbar.
But when you love something, you set it free. And so we did.
We wrapped this sampler up, and we gave it to our friend Randy.
Randy was the Animation Director on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He and his team actually created Gollum.
To me, this is a perfect Etsy moment. This is how it’s supposed to work. Talented people making amazing crafts that find their way into the homes and hearts of other smart and talented people. And the circle of fuckery is complete.
Or you could just glue a plastic chrysanthemum on a box of Kotex and call it steampunk.