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Happy One Year Blogiversary!


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Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary!

Haaaaaaappy Blogiversary!!!

Yes, today is my one year blogiversary of officially owning “Oh Yes They Did“!  Wow! Time sure does fly by!  In the past year, I have published 140 posts…most of which I am proud of..haha.  I hope all of you have enjoyed the ridiculousness of my blog….minus the couple of sellers that have sent me a little hate mail for featuring their creations.  Thank you so much for your readership, comments, and the fine topics you have sent in to me!! I do hope you will continue to stop by and see what’s new!

Here’s to another year of Unpinteresting Pins, Shitsy Products, What Had Happened Was moments, and Outstanding Obituaries!!

Cheers!

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Boot Planters


Look at what I found on Pinterest today…Boot Planters. What in the hell is with people recycling things to put plants in? First the Bra Planter, and now this?  The only thing I can almost remotely see is taking a pair of your child’s little rain boots that they’ve grown out of and planting something in it for a season. It can be a cute little crafty thing for you and your kid.  However, buying two dozen rain boots, planting stuff in them, and thinking that looks nice in your yard is stupid.  Does this person have functioning eyes? I have to question whether she actually does because this looks ridiculous. Perhaps someone should tell this woman that there is a new fangled item out to put her plants in…called pots. They definitely cost less than two dozen rain boots and looks a hell of a lot nicer. If she wants to recycle her rain boots so badly, she can just do the duct tape boot thing, OR she could just throw them out like everyone else does,  OR she could throw them in her recycling bin if it makes her happy to be so green. Just don’t use them as planters.

Boot Planters…I dub thee Unpinteresting.

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Crafting With Cat Hair


Look at what I found on Etsy today…Crafting With Cat Hair, which was actually even featured on their “How Tuesday” blog. Not only that, but I found items for sale that people have made using their cat’s hair. I cannot believe there is a market for this, but apparently there is. I don’t own a cat because I am allergic to all of their damn hair that gets everywhere…and I’m not a huge fan of cats anyway, but to think that people actually collect their cat’s hair and use it to make things is mind blowing to me!

In researching this, I have found that the most common ‘craft” people make from their cat’s hair is a tiny little cat finger puppet. I will just give you my own quick overview:

1. Collect cat hair. (That shouldn’t be hard to do since they shed like it’s their  job! However, if you really want the good stuff, you should brush your cat, or so they say.)

2. Make a tiny double template shaped like a cat out of cardboard and wrap it with packing tape, to keep it dry. (You’ll see why…)

3. Wrap the template in cat hair and wet it using hot water and dish detergent. (It’s gonna get clumpy)

4. Let it dry, and decorate as you see fit.

That, my friends, is a finished product some woman made for one of her co-workers and left on his keyboard for him. She states he isn’t a car lover, but really liked it. Let me just say this…if I worked with this lady and she left me a homemade cat hair finger puppet on my desk, she would be choking it up as a hairball because I would shove it right down her throat.

Moving on…

I continued to scour Etsy and learned that cat hair jewelry is chic…and by chic I mean disgusting, yet still for sale. Enjoy:

Yes cat lovers, for $35 you too can have earrings made from your cat’s hair. Here’s what the seller has to say:

– Contact me when you are ready to begin.
– Mail me your cat’s hair, approx. two or three good handfuls. 
( I will email my address to you )
– Give me 1 to 2 weeks to create the earrings.
– When I have finished, I will post them as: RESERVED FOR 
(your cat’s name).

Gahhhhh! Two or three good handfuls of your cat’s hair? Gahhhh!

You know you need a matching necklace, right? Well here ya go.

You better get a few more handfuls of your cat’s hair because those balls on the necklace are pretty big. You better dig a little deeper into your piggy bank too, because she is charging $150.00 for that! (Yes, I said $150.00!)

What? You want a cat hair necklace that is a little more snazzy? Fear not, there’s more to choose from! You are going to have to dig even deeper into your pockets though. By the way, your peasant cat’s hair is not good enough for the making of any of the following. These are made with her purebred ragamuffin cat’s hair. Ooooooo!

Oberon Cat Hair Neck Sculpture. – $220.00.

Wire Caged Felted Cat Hair Pendant – $220.00

Bubbles Sculptural Felted Cat Hair Neckpiece – $220.00

I’m loving her description:

What to wear to that gala musical event or
to your friends art opening? This necklace. 

This is a conversational piece in its own right with its 
white soft “puffs” and shimmering wire wrapped leather. 
It is substantial yet sits lightly on your chest.
And, those puffs of fluff? Felted cat hair!

Oh, and she “knows it is tempting to touch and stroke the soft hair orbs, but, they will stay clean and maintain their shape if touching is left to a minimum!”   Come on now, you know everyone is going to want to touch that. OK  nobody is really going to want to touch that, but the wacky wearer would totally ask people to. “You have to pet my cat hair necklace! It’s so soft!” ((shudder))

…and finally for the people who may not have over $200.00 to spend, but want some bang for their buck…

Cat Hair Necklace – $130.00. Felted puffs .5 – 1 inch in size.

I think I feel hives forming on my neck just by having posted that!

So there you have it…a book on how to make crafts from your very own cat hair, a quick tutorial for a cat hair finger puppet, and some exquisite cat hair jewelry. I had no idea anything like the aforementioned even existed before today, and now I think true “cat people” are even crazier than I ever did before. It’s just too bizarre for me!

I have two dogs, and I sweep up their hair non-stop because it drives me crazy. I cannot fathom doing anything with it besides throwing it out while mumbling curses about how much they shed! I also keep a lint roller handy at all times because I cannot stand to look down and see any of their hair on my clothes. The thought of crafting their hair into a friggin puppet or wearing it as jewelry is beyond comprehension.

I will have you know that I was a giant bundle of itchy the entire time I wrote this post, and had to stop typing every few minutes to scratch myself a little bit. I may need to take some Benedryl in a minute because my skin is crawling!! Damn you crazy cat hair crafters…damn you.

Crafting With Cat Hair…That’s Shitsy!

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Upcycled Justin Bieber Plastic Cap Knuckle Ring


Look at what I found on Etsy today…an “Upcycled Justin Bieber Plastic Cap Knuckle Ring”.    I want you to know that I thank my lucky stars that my daughter had Bieber Fever for about 2 days, and then snapped to her senses. This kid irks the crap out of me, and I seriously cannot wait to see him on a “Where Are They Now” segment on VH1 in about 1o-15 years, all bloated and washed up.

As for this ring, here’s what the seller has to say about it:

For the Bieber Fan!

This piece was on hiatus for the month of June. I was asked to loan it out for the filming of a new Paramount film titled Acid Girls. Hopefully it made the cut! 

The first of its kind, I made this knuckle ring from a white plastic cap. Inside I’ve cast Justin in resin surrounded by glitter and gold stars. It is sure to get you some attention! 

Well, whoop-de-friggin-do, it might be in a movie. That’s still no reason to shell out $30.00 for this thing. Seriously…$30.00 for an upcycled plastic cap with Justin Beiber’s face and some glitter?!?  I think not. I might consider it if I could maybe slap him one while wearing it. If I could go dirty and wear it palm side in, I might go $35.oo because that would be money well spent,  but otherwise…this is a no-go.  Save your money and buy it at a garage sale in about 3 years for $.30. Then you might get your money’s worth.

Upcycled Justin Bieber Plastic Cap Knuckle Ring…That’s Shitsy!

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Upcycled Neck Tie Skirt


Look at what I found on Etsy today…an Upcycled Neck Tie Skirt. This is marketed toward the “Curvy Women” but I have to say this…I don’t care if you weigh 95 pounds or 950 pounds, this is just all wrong!

Here’s what the seller had to say about her skirts along with pictures of other ones she is selling…Enjoy

*24 Neckties were repurposed in the making of this fabulous size 18/20 skirt.

*This is a little flirty, a little fun, and a lot of whimsy! Every girl should have a necktie skirt. They’re my favorite! 🙂

*This upcycled skirt is made from various neglected neck ties. Well made with lots of love! 

*Totally upcycled, refurbished, refashioned, repurposed! One of a kind, and cannot be duplicated. You’ll enjoy the fabulous comments and smiles you’ll get when people realize you are wearing something so original and phenomenal!

Neglected neckties? Yes, and for good reason! Phenomenal? I think not. Fabulous smiles and comments? I think she meant to say smirks there, but you will get comments for sure, just probably not directly to your face. By the way, I do not suggest wearing the skirt shown at the top of this post on a windy day, since those ties are meant to be “flouncy”, otherwise you’ll definitely be showing everyone what your mama gave ya!

By the way, you are totally ruining it for any guy who is taking you out somewhere “fancy” if you wear this. (Good luck with that occurring!) Unless he can find a matching tie to one of the 24 in your skirt, you will surely clash.

Unbelievably, these retail for $56.00! Yes, you read that correctly. $56.00!! I’m sure this takes a while to sew, I’d say but she went a little overboard on the price. Take your $56.00, go to an actual clothing store and buy yourself something pretty instead…and something your date can actually match to…because this ain’t it!

Upcycled Neck Tie Skirt…That’s Shitsy!

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The Bra Planter


Look at what I found on Pinterest today…A Bra Planter!  OMFG! I cannot even begin to tell you how many times people have actually repinned this under “Gardening”, “Home Decor” and “For the Yard”. Yes, there are actually people who think this is a good idea.

One of the pins even includes the directions:

Spray painted bra hanging planter. Fabric sewn to the bottom, layered with chicken wire, soil and flowers. Fun and sassy!

SASSY?!? No, that is flat out Whiskey Tango!

First of all, there is no reason to upcycle your bra! When it gets all stretched out, THROW IT THE HELL OUT! I am racking my brain trying to figure out what would even possess someone to come up with this. I’ve got nothing. Here’s a thought…splurge a little on some pots that can hang on a fence people…anything but this!

Secondly, look at that stained up piece of shit! I’m hoping it got stained from watering the plants after the poor choice of upcycling, and not before. How can anyone think this is a good look in their yard? Imagine going to someone’s house for a BBQ and seeing that? What would you even say?!? “Hey, I like the way your old bra color coordinates with your flowers?”  Can you imagine the looks on the faces of the other moms when they come over to pick their child up from a play date? Those play dates would come to a screeching halt at the sight of that.

I cannot believe the comments people have written under some of them either:

* “The bigger, the better with a bra planter!”

* “Not if you wear an A cup! Two measly pansies!”

* “Your cup runneth over!”

* “Give your plants “a lift” with a bra planter!”

* “Tacky, maybe. Do I like it? Hell yes!”

What a pack of assholes! That is such a bad idea that I am almost at a loss for words. This just may be the worst idea I have ever seen on Pinterest!

The Bra Planter…I dub thee Unpinteresting and then some!

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Denim Fouls


He’s baaaaack!

Look at what I found on Etsy today…a bunch of denim fouls. Some people REALLY love themselves some denim. I like to wear jeans, but that’s about where the denim train ends for me. Others take it to a whole new level, by recycling their old jeans into the following stunning creations:

“The Fridge Pocket” which you can store your notepads and pencils in…which is not attached to a fridge.

Pocket Pot Holders..because her “man wasn’t gonna use those girly pot holders!”

The Hanging Pocket Organizer – which has “endless uses”. (The end I see for this is the garbage can.)

Jeans Turned Purse – So you’ll always have plenty of pockets for your stuff, not to mention easy side access through the zipper. Seller says “Your friends will have plenty of questions!”…Sure, like “Why are you wearing that shit?”

Denim Scrunch Leg Warmers…which are “to be worn over skinny jeans… because they don’t fit over regular jeans”. Jeans over jeans? Brilliant. (Not at all)

The Denim Half Apron…that is just God-awful…and take the size tag off, because we don’t need to know.

The Recycled Jean Wine Bag…complete with a pocket for your corkscrew. I think only a fine twist top wine, like Ripple, should be put in this.

You can make some crazy-ass poofy sleeves for that old shirt you were going to get rid of.

You can make a halter that doesn’t even come close to fitting right.

Denim tablecloth with pockets for place settings. Uh-uh.

Denim Christmas Stockings…which will make Santa rethink his visit.

Denim Yoga Mats/Holders… because sweaty denim is good stuff.

The Denim Pocket Belt…Did you ever get mad because your pants don’t have pockets? Well now you can have pockets all the time! Plus you don’t need to carry that damn purse around now either. Just stick everything you own in your pocket belt, and go about your day! Mmmhmm.

You can cover up those unsightly flower pots with these denim sleeves or even hang one up in a denim sling. Snazzy.

Giant Jean Dress…because you never know when you are going to have to go somewhere fancy in a moment’s notice.

Jock Strap Jeans (really Jeggings) and T-Shirt Upcycle…You could really spoil the man in your life with this baby!

Soft Denim Peter Pan Collar Necklace…”You’ll never find two of the same” (I agree)…and it’s intentionally cut all crappy “so the ends will fray making it even more pretty and interesting over time”. (I added the “crappy” part, but she really should have!)

OK, I cheated a little because these were on Pinterest…but they are wrong enough to be included as a “That’s Shitsy” entry. Plus if I dug deep enough, I’m sure I’d find them on Etsy somewhere.

and finally, as if your pet didn’t hate you enough already:

Denim Dog Coat. This dog is literally begging for mercy…if only he could talk, huh?

There’s literally thousands of denim fouls on Etsy, but I picked my personal faves. I could have kept scrolling for hours though if I wanted to. It’s like an up-cycled denim bonanza on there.

Any of the aforementioned Denim Fouls…That’s Shitsy!

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