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« on: March 04, 2009 09:40:31 AM »

"Mairzy Doats" is a song from the 1940's that my Grammie would sing to us when we were little and we loved it.  The song is a play on nonsense words, but when sung even by little ones it sounds like something else.  My favorite part of the song was about the liddle lamzy divey, or "little lambs eat ivy"  I always imagined a little lamb frolicking and eating ivy. 

So I created a very little lamb locket in honor of my Grammie and how special she has always made me feel  Smiley


Here are the lyrics, composed in 1943 by Milton Drake:
Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy."
You can hear it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Cbk6SJUTM

Here are some details and photos:
I have a couple of of silver 2 1/2 inch pocket watch cases that I bought at a sale and decided to use one as a locket/box frame for my Liddle Lamzy.  First I printed the lyrics and used that as my base for inside the case.  Then I used watercolor pencils to draw a meadow.  I used some old decorator sample books for the fabric for the lamb, they had the perfect texture.  Cut out my lamb shapes and the ears and glued everything down.  I put a small bead under her face to give it dimension.  I painted details to her face.  Then I did my shading and added micro beads and a flower bead around her neck.  I had a pipe cleaner that was just the right color to frame Lamzy.


Once closed, I used vintage lace and trim and charms to finish it all off.  Hope you like her!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009 09:51:26 AM »

What a cute old song (thanks for the link)! And what an fabulous little tribute -amazing details, I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009 09:52:09 AM »

That's sooooo sweet. I love it!

...A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

So cute.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009 10:03:32 AM »

awww I love lamzy divey! SO CUTE!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009 10:56:08 AM »

What a cute little locket! My grandpa used to sing that song to me all the time. And now he sings it to my kids!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009 11:17:07 AM »

This has to be one of my favorite Jewelry pieces I have seen in a long time!  This definitely rocks!
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009 12:39:57 PM »

I love this!  My grandma sung this song to me too.  You did a beautiful job.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009 01:28:10 PM »

That's adorable!  This was one of my favorite songs as a kid, too.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009 02:46:47 PM »

Lovely locket!  That turned out so sweet and cute.  And I totally remember my mom singing that song to us - I though it was so funny!
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009 07:32:27 PM »

truly adorable, wonderful and sentimental all rolled up in one!
love it
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