Natural Winner

Etsy has this addictive featured called Pounce. Every time you press "Pounce Again" it shows you the items that were just sold. It's dead fascinating. Like you're peeking in someone's shopping bag. At times, seeing what treasures others have found makes you buy some too. Even though you pinky swore to your husband you were totally done with Etsy till payday.

Other times, you scratch your head in wonder and go, "Really? You bought that?". This is especially so late at night. Because this, is when the pantyliners appear. Every time the screen is refreshed a whole new crop of pantyliners go by. I suspect it's just one or two people making purchases of a dozen or so at a time. It's late, they've realized they are out of clean undies for morning and it reminds them to restock their hand sewn pantyliners.

Some of the liners are actually really pretty. So even though it makes me giggle, I get why people would buy them. It's the tampons that confound me. Really, reusable crocheted tampons? That's some serious environmental devotion.

Girl: I'm a vegetarian and I don't wear leather.

Girl 2: Well, I'm a vegan and I sew my own clothes out the hemp I grow in my basement.

Girl 3: I crochet my own tampons.

Clearly, Girl 3 wins.

23 comments:

Gretchen said...

I am at a loss for words.

Here I thought we were doing good by cutting back on paper towels.

jakelliesmom said...

My eyes! My eyes!

Never, not in a million years, would I have expected that a niche such as this would exist for handmade feminine protection products.

Miss Yvonne said...

Holy Kotex, is this for reals???

Anonymous said...

Oh.dear.God.

dinosaur toes said...

Eeeewww, gross! I think I'll just stick to recycling newspapers and soda cans!

p.s. You've been tagged, sorry! I had to get six people and you're it!

Joie said...

Itchy!!!

No for the sensitive types.

Helena said...

Oh my God!

That's all.

Jennifer said...

Do you wash those out on a rock in the river?

Judi said...

For the first time in my life....... I'm completely speechless.

Wait..... I have a question. Do they come in different sizes? Super, slim fit, regular, teen fit? Un-freakin-real!

Judi said...

Okay.... I had to go check it out. She has now made them in a differnt color that she calls:

"Neapolitian becasue its the color of the ice cream."

Shania said...

I'm embarassed to say that I didn't believe you. I had to go check for myself. I stand corrected and will never doubt you again!
(In my defense though, who would've thought that crocheted tampons were for real?)

Lotta said...

Ok, I took the link off cause I don't want the tampon maker to get her feelings hurt.

But...how could I resist posting a picture of those tampons?

~Diet Goddess~ said...

Wow...just, wow. You CAN find everything on the interwebs!

Lunch Buckets said...

Dude, Pounce? What kind of loser spends their time clicking a button over and over when they should be sleeping or cleaning or eating something to see what kinda crap other people bought. Oh yeah, I guess that'd be me. Thanks a lot Mom.

zandor said...

Umm.. The tampons are interesting. Wow.

Erika Jurney said...

This made me think of you:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=cat1_gallery_3&listing_id=16884589

Sock Monkey pantyliners. Too funny!

Why Mom Drinks Rum said...

Oh dear LORD...I've been pouncing for 5 minutes now...

and

I. Can't. Stop.

What a COOL feature!

Oh, and what in the name of FRESH HELL is wrong with people? Crocheted tampons? Really? *shudder*

Lotta said...

Erika - Lord!

Maternal Mirth said...

This takes Toxic Shock to a whole new level ... I, for one, am shocked. Not quite toxic, but I do have to pick my chin off the floor.

bethiclaus said...

Um. Wow.

karrie said...

Those are awesome! lol

There was a thread about reusable menstrual products--although only pads and Diva Cups---that got a little weird last night on Etsy. (The Diva rocks, no idea abt pads, but one person was warning everyone who used reusables that we were going to attract maggots.)

It was full on crazy....

Kyla said...

That makes my vag very afraid.

Lynn (Walking With Scissors) said...

I didn't think I'd find anything funnier than crocheted tampons, but I'm laughing just as hard at the comments here. Your readers ROCK. And they're smart. Because crocheted tampons? Unless they've got potpourri stuffed in them, they're going to smell. Blech.