Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mamas Little Babies

Ooo, the mail fairy came to visit me today!

I love the mail fairy - and I especially love it when the mail fairy visits me at work. Opening a little surprise package just puts a shine on things. And what nice packages these are too! The attention to detail is wonderful: the ribbon, the little charm attached to a safety pin - beautiful.

And look what was inside: two necklaces. Two! What a luxury.

One is of a baby in utero, with a woman's hand (at least, I presume it's a woman's) reaching in to cradle the ankle gently. ..... or is it? Might it in fact be reaching in to yank out the child, who almost seems as though it's curled up in an effort to protect itself? Hmmm.

I think I like this one because it appeals to my fetish for weird medical paraphernalia - it's got quite the scientific aspect to it in respect of the detail in the picture, don't you think? But there's also a certain tenderness that I also find very appealing. And the sinister hint? That's just the icing on the cake.

The other one is a lovely colourful piece, which reminds me of threads of saffron, and spices, and the colours of the Middle East. I think it's very energising and feminine at the same time.

These come to me from Mamas Little Babies on Etsy ... a store I found when I was browsing one day aaaages ago. As I tend to do, quite regularly. Have I mentioned how much I love Etsy?

I added the store as a favourite and now (almost six months later) I've actually purchased something. I feel bad that it took me so long! So this should give you hope, if you have an Etsy store like I do with lots of hearts but not a great deal of sales, that they might still come good for you. You never know.

I love these pieces, they're so different from one another but they're both gorgeous. They're made of printed plastic, so they're very light, but also very strong. All of her work is very whimsical, but has this interesting 19th century flavour as well. Gorgeous! I highly recommend you check it out.

I'm going to wear the one with the baby in utero to work tomorrow. It should generate some interesting comments from my colleagues .....


Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Ahaha! You're like a firecracker in that corporate world, aren't you? :-) I love the buys- Etsy rocks!

Jennie said...

That baby's freaking me out - not in a gross way. For a start it's breach; secondly the hand is coming from the mother's lungs (believe me, once the baby's full term your uterus is touching your lungs). My interpretation is that the hand (gloved, I hope) is 'yanking' the baby out via ceasarian, due to it being breach. The hand should still be nearer the bottom though.

Not saying I don't love it!