Terrible Ariel - My New Obsession


This is “Terrible Ariel”. And, this is a link to the Terrible Ariel tumblr. 


It’s a gallery of illustrations inspired by a knockoff Little Mermaid coin bank purchased at a Mexican grocery store. 

You can submit your own images based on this amazing find. 

Since it was a really busy day at work I only had a minute (literally) to do my own. A brief moment of inspiration from my new muse, Terrible Ariel. 

Here she is!  LOL



DIY Knockoff Anthropologie Rhino Bag Tutorial from Confessions of a Secret Crafter. This isn’t as hard as it looks - you can use an inexpensive purse, cut through the upper layers of the flap and then lay in the leather. For Anthropologie’s Cross Body Rhino Bag go here. For a huge archive of knockoffs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knockoff

DIY Knockoff Low Calorie Version of Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars’ Recipe from Skinnytaste here. 

Calories: 149 • Fat: 5 g • Protein: 2 g • Carb: 24 g • Fiber: 0 g • Sugar: 17 g • Sodium: 47 mg • Cholesterol: 5 mg


So over the weekend I went to a county fair, and some booths were selling these sets of shitty knockoff Pokémon cards along with equally shitty knockoff toys. Upon taking a closer look I realized that the names they came up with for the Pokémon are amazing, so I’ve compiled some of the visible ones. 

"Lord Flower"

"Common Carp King"

"Pond Dragon"

"Big Beaked Mew"


"Gas Bomb"

"Bird Moudo"

"Volcano Ox"

and my personal favorite,

"Three in One Magnetic Monster"

Each card also has a “skill” listed on the very bottom, and some of them are… interesting.

"Fierce Blood Sucker"

"Broken Pottery"


"Turn Around and Fall"

"Tray of Broken Plates"

DIY Two Braided Rhinestone Necklace Tutorials. A Tale of Two Tutorials. The crankycrafter does not presume to know either blogger and would never be rude enough to suggest that these tutorials are virtually identical. The crankycrafter just thinks society would be better off if “influences” would be publicaly mentioned.


DIY 2 NO SEW Spiderweb Halloween Costume Ideas. For more Halloween DIY ideas go here.