06 March 2009

Elsie Marley Mobile Swap 2009

After seeing all the amazing mobiles in last year's Mobile Swap (see Flickr group) organised by Elsie Marley I decided to keep my eyes open for this years swap and signed up in late January. My partner assigned in early February, I formulated my plan of action in my mind and there it stayed until the 1st of March (the day after the mobile was meant to be sent)!! So last Sunday I decided I better put my plan into action.....



I started with some felt, yes I cut into more of the glorious wool felt that Beth sent me.... and made the main pieces of the mobile (now this is not a mobile in the strictest sense of the word but does hang from the ceiling or on the wall).



Then I moved onto the embroidery stage before making the little creatures that inhabit my tree.

 

Then all I had to do was sew it all together and add a little stuffing! I hope that my swap partner likes it and I hope to get to the post office tomorrow!



Here's the link to this year's Flickr group - some amazing mobiles there already!

21 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, Ms. Woolie -- that ADORABLE! I love the little animals in the tree!

jojo-caramel said...

Ooohhh ! This mobile is such a beautiful creation !!!! I love love it !!!! Thank you for the link, i'll have a look :) Have a nice weekend :)

i cant sew said...

dang that is unique and cute!! your swap partner is one lucky son of a gun.
%*_*% rosey

lykkefanten said...

That's one very cute tree!!! Unique and beautiful and funny and sweet! I bet it blows your swap partners mind! ;)
Will now go look over at the flickr! ;)

tine said...

This is too cute!!! So clever!

anonymous said...

You are so creative! What an innovative interpretation of a mobile.

Trish said...

that's so genius! really, really lovely.

Kate said...

That is fantastic!

Manoute said...

It is beautiful. I love your attention to details.

amy said...

this is such a cute mobile!

Rachael Rabbit said...

That is the most lovely mobile I have seen in ages!

shisomama said...

a great mobile! i bet you swap partner will love it. and i can't wait to see what you get. and ha ha, that procrastination sounds awfully familiar...

mariannealice said...

I'm sure that your partner will think this mobile more than worth the wait! Truly a lovely inspired piece of work...

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh, I love it! It's wonderful. I am sure your swap partner will be thrilled to bits!

Kellie H said...

We really mean it when we say that it is unigue and oh so lovely! I like how you first presented it in the photos...like a ten. I had no idea what it was going to be =)

Visty said...

Fantastic!!

HappySquirrel said...

What an original idea! Love it!

urban craft said...

Oh this is so cute. I totally missed this swap. I am bummed. Great job! Thanks!

Claudia said...

cute cute cute...like everything that you make :)

taimarie said...

This is just lovely! What a wonderful idea. I love taking in your woolie goodness!

Bethany Hissong said...

That is sooooooo cute!!! You just tell me when you run out of wool felt and I'll send you more!! just so you keep doing fabulous things like this!!