November 5, 2012

Baby Jives Handmade Mobiles Live on Long Past the Nursery

An obvious, but not often adhered to facet of green living has to do with the thoughtful selection of the objects in your environment -- especially when it comes to baby decor and gear that typically has a very finite lifespan in the home. One talented woman is changing the way we look at baby mobiles. The mom and artist behind Baby Jives creates gorgeous handmade mobiles for babies out of a mix of vintage and contemporary cotton fabrics, wool felt, reclaimed natural materials, and a trusty old sewing machine she inherited from her mom. But she creates with the intention of longevity -- hoping the mobile will be appreciated as art in the home long past the stage where baby lies beneath it looking up in wonder.

In the artist's own words:

"I believe that the things we surround our children with should be as wonderful and imaginative as they are. With that in mind, I am trying to make some magic that will last long after the crib is gone.  Since a mobile is often thought of as a "disposable item" my goal is to make a mobile which will grow up with a child. One that can hang in their room for years as a work of art that isn't outgrown."

From lovebirds and goldfish to butterflies and dragonflies, peruse the beautiful Baby Jives collection of handmade mobiles here.


Jahje Ives said...

What a wonderful article - you captured what I aim to do perfectly. Thank you!

Linda S said...

These are delightful. I bought one for me and I don't have a baby!