February 11th, 2008

There is only a week left to make your mobile–if you are in the mobile swap, that is! I’ve been meaning to put up some of my favorites from the mobile swap group and now it’s almost over.  The group is filling up fast, so go check it out. They are all amazing, but these are just a few that caught my eye.  The first one is by Julie from and I even though there are a lot of bird mobiles being made (and just a lot of bird motifs in the crafty underground in general) I think these are lovely.  They float right above their branches, which is just perfect.  The next one is by Sarah from 4 in the south + pets.  She used metal, felt, and a coat hanger to make a beautiful mobile with a great shape.  The third mobile (bottom left) is by Melinda from mypurplecrayon.  The wood is oak veneer (bought at the lumber supply shop!) and the balls are made of felt. I think it looks a little like an underwater scene and it’s stunning.  The last mobile is unfortunately not for the swap, but beautiful nonetheless.  Mithi from made it for the mailmeart exhibition (hence the airmail envelopes).  All the birds have stories behind them and the amazing packaging she made is part of the piece as well. Click here for the whole story.

My mobile is, umm, still in the planning process.  The plan was to work on it today, but my daughter woke up with a fever, so no school today.  After some tylenol she is as good as new and now it’s a plain old day here:  trying not to go crazy stuck inside (it’s 5 below zero here today and god only know what the wind chill is) with two babies.  I’m off to go build bunny’s house.

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14 Responses to mobiles

  1. Jana says:

    I am loving all of the mobiles! I can’t wait to get mine…I would be happy with any…or all..of them! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap!!!
    PS. I saw your diggers on B-kids! They look so cool!! You are a star!!!

  2. Mithi says:

    Thanks so much for the link …. glad you liked my envelope birds :) I’ve had a lot of good response about them …

    My swap mobile is slowly but surely coming together – having to fit it round all of my coursework! But it WILL get finished … and hope my partner likes it …

  3. {blushing} Aw, thanks. I was nervous about this mobile because I thought it might be too simple compared with what other folks might make, but I am quite pleased with the result.

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  5. Mintyfresh says:

    I’m smitten with all these mobiles! Will you do this again next year, you think? Because I’m totally in! I used to make origami mobiles.

  6. fliss says:

    These are all so beautiful… what a great idea. Would love to join in next time! I also love you diggers!!! Thanks for finding me so i could find you :)

  7. Lisa says:

    The mobiles are all so lovely! I wish I’d discovered the swap before it was already almost over – I would have loved to take part.

  8. melinda says:

    Thanks for all the mobile love! I have really enjoyed the whole creating and sharing environment that this “swap” has created for me…Is every swap this fun,or did you just come up with the coolest idea ever?

  9. monica says:

    so beautiful. I’ve got absolutely zero spare time at the moment… but I… sigh… should have signed up.

    silly me!!!

  10. Jen b says:

    wow how exciting to see all of the wonderful mobiles. can’t wait to get mine!

  11. I posted a tutorial on my blog today with instructions and a pattern for making my mobile. The response has been so nice I wanted to share.

  12. Belinda says:

    I’m really kicking myself that I never signed up now! There are some great mobiles popping up on the flickr pool.

  13. Rachel says:

    my fave is the bird mobile. Normally I’m weary about birds flying right above me, but in that case I’d love it.

  14. sarah says:

    I’m so honored that you post my mobile. I’m getting really excited to see what arrives in the mail. There are some really beautiful mobiles popping up. Oh and I would love to know what my swap partner thinks of her mobile!