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« on: September 08, 2011 02:29:01 PM »

Finished just in time! I spent most of the month making these little guys, and most of the day today making them into a mobile! I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I've been wanting to make this mobile for a while now, and this challenge not only inspired me to make it but got me to go from a lurker to member & poster!

There are 3 fish, a starfish, octopus, jellyfish, and seaweed. I didn't follow a pattern for any of them, and may actually sell a few of the patterns on etsy in the future. The eyes on the fish are child safety eyes that I hand-painted myself. The mobile is made using a repurposed wire hanger. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I covered up the strings hanging the smaller wires with more seaweed.

Sorry about the picture quality, I was in a hurry to get them posted.  Grin

Small fish hiding in the seaweed

The whole shebang Smiley

Side view

Jellyfish - dark blue cap with white tentacles

Medium blue fish

Octopus - purple with light green eyes

Starfish - dark red (bonus: the arms are somewhat pose-able!)

Clown fish

Here are some better pics I just took:

Thanks for looking!

« Last Edit: October 11, 2011 03:20:28 PM by MareMare - Reason: to comply with Craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011 02:41:43 PM »

Amy-- I absolutely LOVE your mobile!  It's really beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011 04:18:53 PM »

Wow this is awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011 05:44:13 PM »

You had me at crochet!!!  I am in awe.  The clown fish is my favorite!

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011 05:02:02 PM »

You are an artist - this is the best mobile I have EVER seen - EVER EVER!  It is all so unique and fresh - I'm not kidding, this is just fantastic.  I hit THIS ROCKS - now, can I vote for you too?  I'm going to go explore Craftster and see - you also covered a lot of ground in a short time - GOOD JOB - I can't say it enough.   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011 09:38:56 AM »

Wow thanks! I got a lot of inspiration from stuff that's on etsy & craftster but of course I have to put my own spin on it Smiley thanks again!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011 08:13:10 AM »

Love your mobile; it's so fun and colorful. It's also great that you included so many different kinds of creatures, because much as I love fish it's great to have that variety of shapes. Nicely done!

« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011 04:38:31 AM »

Aweeee I especially love bby octo <3 The whole thing is great I want one Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011 07:41:13 AM »

Gorgeous! I love it! Somewhat reminded me of Finding Nemo (the film)
Awesome job!

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011 08:59:45 AM »

This is fabulous! And without a pattern too. Well done:)
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