mobile swap

January 4th, 2008

Most of the christmas decorations are making their way back to storage and the house is looking pretty empty. Every year after all the lights are packed up and the sad little christmas tree put on the curb I wonder why I don’t have something beautiful to put in their place. We go to all this effort to make our houses glow at christmas time and then January comes around and suddenly they are so bare. There have been some really beautiful mobiles on the internets lately and I think one would look nice hanging above my mantle. So I thought I’d try to organize a little swap: a mobile swap.

If you would like to make and receive a mobile for your home email me at elsiemarleyblog AT gmail DOT com with the following information:

1. name

2. email address

3. website (if you have one)

4. mailing address

5. favorite colors

6. whether the mobile is for a baby’s room or not

That’s it! The mobile can be out of any kind of material using any design you can think up. Sign up by Friday January 18th and I’ll send you your partner’s information the following Monday. I’ll try to arrange it so you send to one person, but receive a package from another–just to mix it up. Packages should be sent out by Wednesday February 20th at the latest. I started a flickr group where you can post pictures of your mobiles before you send them off. And please feel free to copy and paste the mobile swap button onto your blog. So pack up the rest of that holiday paraphernalia and get making.

Posted in swaps.

34 Responses to mobile swap

  1. […] of inspirations, check out the e-zines.  do you know there is a mobile swap?  wish i had the time to participate.  beautiful felted goods, and earring holders/shrines.  […]

  2. […] wrote in to make sure everyone takes a look at the mobile swap hosted by Meg of Elsie Marley. She writes, “Check out the awesomeness her swap has inspired. I have really enjoyed this […]

  3. StellarMom says:

    This is the most amazing idea ever. The pictures are beautiful. I am SO in for the next one!

  4. […] the Mobile Swap? Last week, this wonderfully whimsical mobile arrived in my mailbox. The sweet Michelle made it. […]

  5. Jessica says:

    Hi there,

    I was just wondering if you might plan another one or if this is possibly still going on?
    It is such a beautiful idea, I would love to do it!!

  6. Ani says:


    Still have not received a mobile, was wondering if you knew if my partner received my details.

  7. Juddie Boyd says:

    Hi there,
    I didn’t receive a mobile either, although I put a lot of thought and care into making mine ….. :-(
    Never mind – I hope the next swap works out a bit better!

  8. […] over at Elsie Marley has sneaked the mobile out of the nursery. Earlier this year, she started a mobile swap after taking down her holiday decorations at winter’s end, only to reveal a barren house. The […]

  9. […] (but don’t hold your breath). Also, a couple people have emailed me asking whether or not the mobile swap is happening again this year. And yes! it is. Sign up will start in January. Last year it was a big […]