When i’m not playing with chickens or rabbits, i’m slaving away in my artist studio drawing children’s book illustrations or creating tiny felt animals called Fiber Friends. I don’t just felt singular critters, i also make extravagantly cool felt baby mobiles! Mobiles are my highest price point items. They may be expensive – but i think they’re worth it. Hours of love and labor go into each mobile. From felting each little colored ball, to the highly detailed animals and finally assembly for a carefully balanced piece they can take me several days to complete. I thought it would be fun to post a few “in progress” shots of my recent “Corgi herding sheep” mobile.
Pocket doesn’t seem overly excited about it, but i sure am! After hours of sweat and careful balancing, the finished product is AWESOME. I try to offer a variety of price points at my Etsy shop and like to include more complex and more simple mobiles to fit everyone’s budget. This one lands in the higher mid to higher end but should be looked at as an investment in a new family heirloom. The nubbin! The curly sheep! The flopsy lambs! There’s even a jingle bell hidden inside the big blue and orange ball in the center. I can’t wait to send this to a new and loving home…. i might have to hang it over my bed in the meantime, however. <3
What’s your favorite family heirloom from your childhood?