Monday, September 12, 2011

The Scariest Part of Etsy

I'm constantly on  Daily at least, usually several times a day.  Sometimes for personal reasons, but more often for Next Stop Baby.  When I'm perusing for NSB, of course I'm looking a baby products.  There are so many beautifully handcrafted products.  And once in a while, those baby products are modeled on dolls.  Yes, dolls.  No, not babies.  I have nothing profound or controversial to say about this, just that it freaks me out.

by Diran Designs

by Crafts by Manuella

by TL Crochet Knitting

by Chick Sale Junior

And my favorite doll modeled baby product, featured in Caption Contest III

by Franken Toys


Jessica said...

As an Etsy seller, I know how difficult it can be to have access to adorable little models (especially when you don't have kiddos yourself!). Even when you do, meltdowns and general uncooperativeness are more common than smiling, once-in-a-lifetime shots. That being said, there are MANY other options to showcase your work instead of using dolls. In fact, I'm sure I read in an Etsy success workshop that dolls generally don't invoke the best responses (i.e. - they creep the s*** out of people)! Check my link for a very doll-free Etsty shop :)

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my gosh... You are right, those are all very creeeeeeeeepy! Found your blog tonight... Love it! I'll be back...

Leah (it's me) said...

Mary Ellen! This post made my month (October...not just the last few hours of September). Thanks so much.