Daily musings of the creative team of Jack & Ella Designs. Showcasing the talent of other Etsy designers, as well as life according to us. - Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Itsy Bitsy Spider

When my son was a baby, he had colic. BAD. Somewhere around 7pm began the "witching hour", when the 4-5-6 hour wailing session would commence. Few things worked to soothe his frazzled little nerves, but despite all the bobbing, tummy drops, car rides, etc, sometimes the ONLY thing that would calm him down would be a cutesy rendition of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." Is it because, as William Congreve said, "Music calms the savage breast?" Maybe so, if your mommy is a professional singer. But it worked... sometimes...

Halloween is in the air, and I'm reminded again of spiders. Spiders, my crafty little housemates who build their mansions in the corners of my rooms. I once heard some legend about how it's bad luck to kill a spider, because the spiders are what keep the moon in its orbit. Something like that anyway, but to this day, I can't bring myself to swat one. (However, should a daddy longlegs suprise me in the shower, sorry daddy, it's you or me.)

Here are some great spider items I found today on Etsy. Enjoy!

Witches Promise - Off the Shoulder Dress
by iheartfink

Retro Thirties Pinup Gal Trapped In Spiderweb

Cigarette Case or ID Holder

by sweetheartsinner

Extra Long Black Skull and white tutu skirt

by SistersOfTheMoon

Pink Spider Webs Vintage-Inspired Net Lace Hostess Apron

by flappergirl

And these lovelies, which remind me so much of Melissa Marr's books (Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity). There is a part of me that would love to wear faery wings like this every day!

Moxie Fairy Wings - Goth - Cobweb Spider Wings
by OnGossamerWings
What are YOU going to be for Halloween? Drop me a line and share your fun ideas!


mollyb said...

I wish I could find a reason to wear that tutu!

On Gossamer Wings said...

How funny! When my son was very young, it was "Itsy Bitsy Spider" that seemed to calm him as well! And we always "relocate" our spider friends outdoors when they somehow find their way in!

Thank you so very much for including my Moxie wings on your adorable blog!!