Craft Fail of the Century

6 Dec

It’s hard for me to know what to say here.  There are some folks out there who should just back away from the craft table…ya know what I mean?  Then there are some who need intense psychological evaluation and possible hospitalization.  The “crafter” of the product shown above is one of those people.  (Actually, she’s super-cool and was just having a bad craft day.  True story.)

And what exactly IS this botched crafty craft craft?  A mitten?  Mmm…no.  A sock?  Mmm…no.  A kilt gone awry?  Mmm…no no NO.  I want you to brace yourself here.  Go empty your bladder, have prayer and devotions and come on back.  I’ll wait.

*crickets*

Okay.  You ready?  Okay.  Craft Fail of the century…..(drumroll puhlease)….

REUSABLE HYGIENE PRODUCT…(MAXI PAD)…MADE FROM OLD PAJAMA PANTS AND TOWELS!

You puked a little in your mouth, didn’t you?  It’s okay.  I came a bit unglued myself after realizing what I was looking at.  Then I started thinking….what exactly IS the process here?  At what point did these women look at each other and say, “Our planet is in peril.  We must go forth and sew maxi-pads.  Women unite!”

I thought maybe this particular craft-fail was one in a million.  You know…a lone weird wolf who was out to save the world.  But then Google informed me that I was sadly mistaken.  Turns out there’s an intensely devoted underground movement dedicated to the production, distribution and marketing of reusable feminine hygiene products.  I have no doubt that I’ll receive hate mail after I publish this post, condemning my wonton ways and irresponsible reporting.  Not to mention my complete lack of  a conscience. Would it be out of line if I replied, “Don’t get your panties ‘n pads in a wad!”?

If you think I’m lying, here’s hard-core evidence.  (I’m kinda partial to the Cupcake Maxi myself.)

Riddle me this…ya think these pads could soak up the oil in the Gulf?  THAT would be pretty impressive… and eco-friendly to boot! Just sayin’….

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3 Responses to “Craft Fail of the Century”

  1. Aubs Tea December 6, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    There is a reason why we invented disposable maxi-pads. This, to me, falls under the same heading as cloth diapers: too much work for very little gain. Plus, I am not putting any handcrafted THING near my vagoo. The closest would be the panties unpaid Asian children created for my consumerist benefit.

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  2. the child left behind December 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    when I was looking at ways to “go green” a few years back, I found these online … not for me (fortunately my IUD takes care of the need) but kudos to those willing to try it.

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  3. Amber Hudson December 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Just like our pioneer foremothers used to do it, only now with the cartoon flare of our kids outgrown PJs! At first, I thought this craft was homemade diapers. Not far from, as they’d likely be just as noticeable under my blue jeans as a bulky diaper under a baby’s onesie. Not for me, but definitely worth a good laugh. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this “craft fail.”

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