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. Amy says:

    This is just the best swap idea ever!

  2. Kajsa says:

    Can’t wait to get started (throwing out Christmas today…)!

  3. seemownay says:

    I have linked your post in my blog. I do not know whether to participate or not. Reads great, though!

  4. Rouchié says:


    I found your mobile swap a great idée and I’d like to participate. Yet I don’t have a wekbsite, so let me know if I can join this swap or not.
    Thanls a lot,

  5. Molly says:

    What a sweet idea!

  6. Ani King says:

    Hurrah! So excited.

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    Best. Idea. Ever. This sounds like so much fun!

  9. cakebaker says:

    I am so excited about this swap!

  10. Amy says:

    Ooh! Sounds like fun!

  11. juliette says:

    HI Elsie,
    I have signed up by email, but I am also telling you here:
    Sign me up!
    how fun… I already have so many drawings made!

  12. Amy says:

    Man this sounds fun. I’m just not sure I’m creative enough for this. Could I join if I could not promise as beautiful a mobile as I receive? LOL

  13. Melissa says:

    This sounds like fun! I’m sending you an e-mail . . .

  14. Tara says:

    Sounds great! Sent an email to you last night… hope you received it!

  15. kristi says:

    oh my! what a fine idea!
    i so agree that the house looks sad without the holiday decorations – i can’t bring myself to take down the glass globes that i have hanging in front of the window.
    i’d love to have the challenge of making a mobile!
    count me in!

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  17. smoothpebble says:

    I learned about this via a friend, via Camilla Engeman, and decided to jump right in. So glad I made the deadline…..hopefully. Can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures.

  18. Natasha s says:

    ohhh can I join in?I am in the states though.

  19. Heather says:

    Oooohh! I am too late! I’d love to get in on another one if you decide to do it, please let me know!!

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  24. Emilia says:

    What a fun idea! I’m sorry I missed the deadline but I think I’ll make a mobile anyway!

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