Although newborn Wolfie has yet to appreciate it, I am ever inspired by the botanical mobile crafted at my baby shower. I find it inspiring and stunningly beautiful; and I can’t stop looking at it. The colors, textures and simple design is perfect for the nursery corner, and the fact that it was created by my good friends make it all the more special.
The finished mobile is different from the one made at the shower, since it got all tangled on the drive home. I suggest a special box with tissue to transport such a thing if others want to make one themselves to protect it during transport. In the end, I had to cut out some tangled bits and reconstruct it the best I could.
I love the big dried celosia, all fuzzy and bright, tied to a bit of an former favorite necklace of mine which was broken and couldn’t be worn. The key was from a ring of old keys my grandpa collected, and the lavender, olive twigs, rosebuds and purple winter berries were collected by Rob and I. The bright chartreuse lichen was inspired by the variety found around Bend, Oregon at the Newberry Volcanic Monument.
All in all, it is very near and dear to my heart. I see myself making more natural object mobiles in the years to come.