April 4th, 2008
I just realized I never posted a picture of my finished mobile I made for the swap. My partner was very patient while I got it done. From top to bottom it goes: big house, cabin, barn, ice house. I explained how I made it here and there are more pictures here and here. I've received some lovely comments about it on flickr and a couple requests to sell them, but I'm not sure about that. I couldn't find my X-acto knife when I was making these, so I used a box cutter--a sharp one, but a box cutter nonetheless--so it took longer than it should have. If I get an itch to make something with paper again, maybe I'll put one or two up for sale.
A couple of you are concerned because you never received a mobile from the swap and I'm sorry for that. It could have gotten lost in the mail like mine, or maybe your partner's life just got in the way. I try to think of these swaps as an impetus to make something different and try not to focus too much on what you might get. I'm going to host another mobile swap next year, so hopefully it will go better (I was a little lax when it came to managing it this year--I didn't think it would be so much work!).