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« on: January 25, 2005 05:12:10 PM »

Well, my mothers parents are from Denmark and over the years they started to bring back from their trips some paper mobiles. an art that i know to only be done in denmark.  the designs very, and all are wonderful.  hans christian anderson has some mobile designs (known to have written thumbelina, the ugly duckling).  The one that I have done here, is one that was from denmark, and the original started to get tattered, so i scanned it, outlined it, printed it off on cardstock, and cut it with an exacto.  I have been making them for a year now or so.  If you are wondering where these can be hung, my family hangs them in corners of rooms, on mirrors, and some can be hung in windows (even christmas trees)

sorry for the crap pictures, but i had to but it on the wall to take pictures! they look much nicer when they are hung freely for them to sway around. PLEASE TELL WHAT YOU THINK



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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2005 06:45:28 PM »

Lovely!  I'd love to see more of them.
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2005 06:53:40 PM »

Your mobile looks great!   I have been to Denmark twice and used to sell imported Flensted mobiles when I worked in a children's store.  I have the black cat one in my house.  It never occurred to me to make one of my own however-your idea is brilliant!

You can see the whole fabulous collection here:  http://www.flensted-mobiles.com/

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2005 09:52:03 PM »

oh! very cute, and seemingly simple to do

hope so...

teh lines are very smooth with the cutting as well, god job

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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2005 11:08:43 PM »

Those are so detailed. You do excellent work!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2005 11:13:53 PM »

I didn't know about Danish mobiles. 

My boyfriend and I made my neice a mobile with birds in flight for her 2nd birthday.  I was going to cover it in oragami paper, but my boyfriend convinced me to leave it white.  Now, I let Jennie draw on the birds.  We hung it over her crib at my parents and she loves to watch it when she first wakes up. 

I will try to post a photo.
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2005 09:17:17 PM »

those are really cool! i'm actually going to denmark this summer and have heard wonderful things about the art they've seen there, it's nice to see some of the crafty side as well Smiley
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