Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF by April Winchell … Beauty may be what we all seek, but ugly and strange gets a lot more laughs! Sometimes I still miss the Regretsy site, and I thought the book would help me remember it (it is no longer on the internet). I was actually disappointed in the length. In short, funny, but a little disappointing. While it's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the fact is that most of the beholder eyes in this book require greater depth of looking than I can muster. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Bwahaha! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. On December 5, 2011, Regretsy began a Secret Santa program, collecting donations for presents for needy children. While I may not go back and read this book every year (I'll even admit that I may not ever read it again), it stays in the "Keep" pile. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. I'd heard a lot about the book and was really curious to see what all the hype was about. This book nabbed me at the first sighting of a mermaid toy and some junk jewelry living in a tangle atop someone's head. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2017. She thought it would be fun to start a blog, Regretsy, featuring her finds with added commentary. April 6th 2010 Prior to 2009, Winchell maintained a personal Web site that, in addition to the music pieces, chronicled the actor's activities, which include her professional, personal, and romantic life. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2014. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Acting 3 Personal life 4 External links Winchell was born April Terri Winchell in New York City, New York on January 4, 1960. Let's not kid ourselves: This is basically a perfect-bound blog. 1) Regretsy When voice actress April Winchell launched a site dedicated to showcasing weird and unfortunate crafts she found on popular handmade goods site Etsy, she thought it would mostly be for her own amusement. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. New Regretsy examples in tribute to April Winchell and her marvellous craft gone wrong blog. Bluetooth just for the snarkitude.) Winchell's wit, intelligence and. It's all right there, in the chapter entitled, Some of the commentary was amusing. April Winchell has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the entertainment industry, working as an advertising executive, a radio show host, a comedy writer, and a voice actress. Putting all that text at the end seems clunky. . Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 13, 2014. Oh, and you might just laugh your ass off! On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. On January 28th, 2013, Winchell announced in a blog post that she will be closing down Regretsy, citing her upcoming lead voice acting role in an animated series by Lauren Faust and Craig McCracken. The reader responses from Etsy buyers and sellers included at the end was particularly fun. The title is great fun, very clever! Witty reviews of some of the goofy things you find on Etsy. I remember that I accidentally came across it several years ago and read all of the archives in a week or so, all while laughing uncontrollably. Refresh and try again. Winchell is no-holds-barred sarcastic and cutting in her "critiques" of the Etsy items. The Army's members run monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store go to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. It's all fun. We don't know why. April Winchester and her army of reviewers on regretsy dot com and in this book put some depth into what it means to be snarky. I read this while sick in a doctor's office, which I think was the perfect place to read it. The pictures make you wonder what the artist was thinking that would inspire such a bizarre creation but the best parts are the comments by the author for each item. PayPal shut the operation down, froze the funds and froze Regretsy owner April Winchell’s personal account as well, and her calls to customer service were met with condescension. Ever since my sister-in-law sent me a link to a catnip filled penis toy. New year! However, the book format is just so different, and I was slightly disappointed that I didn't get as much pleasure from it as I did from the actual blog. Unfortunately, the book may be a little too prophetic, as I've been fantasizing about the "up cycling" ever since I started seeing wrist warmers out of socks and other assorted "green" accessaries between Northern California and Portland in the last couple of years. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I was looking for DIY books. The descriptions are also very short, which highlights how great the comments were. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2019, Book as described, sent quick, packed okay, a tongue in cheek review behind the scenes on selling on Etsy, I would recommend this book for the humour but not as a 'how to sell on etsy book', Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2015, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 26, 2013. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Etsy is a terrible site with so much crap and copycat actions that it is laughable that they call themselves handmade at all.' I have a boxes and bags of fabric samples, books, magazines and embarrassing 40 yo photos from "pieces" I turned out as a Fine Arts major, in my last 2 years at Berkeley. Head of irreverent internet phenomenon, Regretsy, April Winchell will be appearing at Elliott Bay Book Co. in Seattle, WA on August 14, 2010. April Winchell, you are a gosh darned genius and I thank you! Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2015. At least some of them fall into the "So Bad It's Good" category. I can't believe some of this stuff. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was that overall I wished she'. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you are into handmade items and have a bizarre sense of humor, I highly recommend this book. On December 5, 2011, Regretsy began a Secret Santa program, collecting donations for presents for needy children. It's divided into sections for different types of crafts-gone-wrong, and each section begins with two or three pages by April Winchell. The reviews were mixed, and they were absolutely correct. Had me in stiches. April's intro to the WTF side of Etsy is educational (I now know about Vulvacraft, for example) and her personal narratives were as well. Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF by April Winchell (2010-04-06). Unfortunately, the author has chosen to take the blog down and it is no longer accessible. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Hopefully there will be many more to come! Filmography Animation Dubbing Animated Series. She thought it would be fun to start a blog, Regretsy, featuring her finds with added commentary. 4.5 out of 5. You will laugh. Regretsy is the substance in my life that gives it meaning. I've been a fan of Regretsy for a while know. My favorite part, though, was the end, where the crafters got to speak their pieces. If you don't know about ETSY, google it and you will spend the next several days surfing. The best part of the book was that Winchell said she was afraid to check out taxidermy, so of course it did. Some of the stuff being sold is so funny and pathetic. If you want a hilarious spectacle, this is your book! . (I also found it a bit short). This book is just as great as the site. The huge viral success caught the attention of Random House, who won a bidding war to publish Regretsy [6] on April 6, 2010. The crafts themselves are... well, there just aren't words to cover all of them. Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019. 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