( something new )

October 30, 2011

for a long time, i've had a little idea brewing...
an oeufling mobile.

seems simple enough, but this one took ages to pull together.
five oeuflings, in shades of green, have been sitting on my desk
wondering what was taking so long.

i couldn't quite wrap my head around how i wanted to hang them.
what to string them with, what to hang them from.
( do you know there's no such thing as a pre-made mobile base? not that i wanted to use one,
but i wanted to look at them. i see a small market there.... )
and the more complicated i made everything, the less i liked it.

i finally stopped fighting myself
and decided to work with the simple materials i love most.
a sturdy branch, dappled with bits of grey-green lichen.
and waxed thread, so the oeufling seem to float against the background.
easy does it.

but a few good things did come from all my trial and error.
it wouldn't have occurred to me to seal the branch if i hadn't been sealing a failed option.
( i'm so glad i did, it brought out all the colors so nicely.)
and a great packing solution for the long strands.
(if you're like me, and untangling hangers is your worst nightmare,
a tangle of oeuflings might just drive you off the edge!)

trail and error and finally success!
these little guys will be going into the shop soon
and hopefully oeufling mobile no. 2 won't take me another three months.
any color requests?

xo. r

3 notes:

  1. ...Oh my. How cute is that?! Are they felted wool? I love them and their tiny faces and tiny arms. Adorable.

    ...I'm thinking soft baby colors for a nursery. Love. :o)


  2. Yep, yep, yep, sealing makes the colors look even better! Wonderful, unique mobile! Can't wait to see your next one! =)