Sunday, December 19, 2010

New mentions...

This little gem came from a Sportbike website's forum:

And this, from Twitter:

Hang tight, folks.  More rubber babies are on the way and more abornaments will arrive soon!  Expect a new designs and more insanity.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

An Abornaments Vocabulary Lesson

The woman who accused us of being a "terrible doctor" strikes again, with considerably more animosity...

A friend points out how cheerful these could be!

At a recent craft fair, our friend pointed out that several of our ornaments could make cute gifts for expectant mothers.  Of course, we're assuming she meant ones like this and not the ones hanging from little wire coat hangers.  But who knows, maybe she's as twisted as we are!

Sometimes we respond more thoughtfully.

When our "sense of humour" fails us or someone seems particularly pained by the existence of our abornaments, we'll reply with a little more care.

If you'd like, you can read the forum post where this nice lady got her ass handed to her by an Etsy admin and a few users who better understand the website's TOS.

A user is offended by our inaccuracies.

This loyal Etsy user wasn't so offended by our product as she was by the fact that we were misrepresenting the types of rubber baby death.  Perhaps if we clarified, she'd be okay with it?

In further messages, we tried to explain that referring to this particular piece as a "Still Birth Ornament" would not be likely to make her feel any better about it.  At some point she also accused us of being a "terrible doctor".  We're not too sure what that means.

In instances where women have approached us with stories of this nature, we have made every effort to treat them with all due sensitivity.  Unfortunately, the relentless antagonism will sometimes get the better of us and we will resort to amusing ourselves at the writer's expense.  This was one such writer.

Friday, December 17, 2010

And then, a few angry pro-lifers started posting about us...

...and the hate mail started pouring in.

Some of the early messages required only a simple response.

Others were a little more in-depth:

More hate mail to follow!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It all started with some fan mail...

When we were featured on Regretsy's Advent Calendar, originally the response was super positive.  Here are some of the comments we received via Etsy's messaging system:

  • I am sure that you're up to your uterus in hate mail, so I wanted to write to you in support of what you do! I don't know how you even came up with the idea, but I think it's brilliant!! I think it's great that you are brave enough to put your controversial art out there and represent those of us who support the right to choose. I am also quite pleased to see that your proceeds go towards ************! Good luck, and happy fucking holidays! I hope you piss off tons of people. :)
  • I love your stuff. Its well done, humorous and just plain fantastic. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art :)
  • I'm loving your shop! These abornaments are going to make perfect gifts for my escorting pals.
  • you are my hero. happy selling:)
  • I think I'm in love with you.
And here are some of the amazingly hilarious comments on our Regretsy feature:
  • Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than a glitter vagina and a pipe cleaner umbilical cord.
  • There should be an award for best use of a pipe cleaner in a craft. This is how it’s done bitches
  • This could only be more awesome if it were made of all edible products. Sugar cookie vagina & fondant baby jeebus for the win!!!
  • I am absolutely asthmatic with laughter over this. Tasteless and tactless, yet rude! WINNAR.
  • I knew there was a reason I couldn’t find the box of homemade ornaments for our tree. It’s God’s Way of telling me I need to buy a set of these.
  • Christmas is FINALLY controversial!
  • Clitter!
  • The thing that worries me the most is that my vagina looks nothing like the ones on Etsy. I’m embarrassed to go to the doctor, but I feel like I might not be normal, you know, *down there*.
  • I am a proud pro-choice Atheist and I honestly don’t see them as “gross”, however immature. Sometimes life just needs to be a little less serious. Not like I’m gonna go skewer some baby-kabobs just because I saw it on the internet.
  • I checked the other offerings from this seller. The “Festive Crack Baby” was also a winner.
So, you can see why we would initially think that we were a hit!  Unfortunately, not everyone saw it that way... stay tuned for some wonderful text-based exchanges of hatred and threats of eternal hellfire.

We are leaving out usernames to protect our fans from unwanted backlash.  If you would like to be credited for your comments (or have them removed), please contact us and let us know!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pfft, semantics!

Someone on the Regresty forum pointed out that these little guys would in fact be heroin babies, but we just can't get past the catchiness of a name like Crack Baby.  This particular crack baby is still for sale in our Etsy shop as of 12/18/10.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The KISS Collection

These were my particular favourite in our recent run of abornaments.  Let's see Gene Simmons sue us for this one! A collection of dead babies that include the Starchild, the Catman, the Demon and the Spaceman! Each little rockstar hangs from a handmade wire coat hanger.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Welcome to the Ablogament for Abornaments!

Since we've had such a crazy response to our Abornaments, we decided to start a blog so you can get the insider's scoop on our new abornaments, fan mail, and most importantly: HATE MAIL.

Don't know what abornaments are?  You can check out our Etsy shop to see what all the fuss is about.