magical mobile

sqrl & bee mobile 2

In honor of upcoming Valentine’s Day, I would like to share how much I heart this mobile we hung in Ian’s nursery. Rob picked it out on etsy. It’s by Sqrl & Bee Studio, the creations of Melissa Frueh. It’s colorful, whimsical, and made of sustainably farmed wool. When you blow on it or push it, it looks like a bunch of dancing planets.

This fiber artist makes all different versions of this mobile. This one happens to be called: “Circus Came to Town.” I wasn’t sure if it would work well with the city/nature theme we have going on in there or jive with the backdrop fabric we got at IKEA years ago, but it’s all just crazy enough to work.

The best part about this is that Ian (six weeks old) is also starting to love it. I present an action shot:

baby mobile

Now that his eyes are focusing more, he can while away whole minutes in his crib gazing northward. This new hobby/fascination allows his mom to wash a dish, put on her socks, get a few gulps of coffee, or…post this blog. Woo hoo! The question is: what is our little superhero thinking as he watches this magical mobile bounce…?


I had every intention of posting a big ‘ol blog about his entire nursery…turns out I’ll be sharing in installments, for obvious reasons, ha! Hope you are all well!

23 replies

  1. yay! and here you are!! ian is sooooo cute! 6 WEEKS!!! already, wow.
    i would love that mobile, so i can only imagine he’s fallen in-love with it. so adorable. i love all the colors, especially with that tree wall hanging.
    can’t wait to see the rest of it!!

  2. I wonder if staring at Ira’s tattoo of the solar system (on his torso) would have the same effect? Haha. I know it does me. This morning I managed to name (almost) all the planets in their correct order. I still have some more work to do. Ian and I can share notes when he gets a little older. You’ll have to name all the balls of wool – Rob, what’s the name of the green one with the blue stripe? Enquiring minds want to know.

    • I am assuming these are planets in a whole other universe…or maybe, considering that this mobile is named after the circus, these are balls for seals to balance on their noses?

  3. I think it’s perfect with the fabric on the wall. What a clever craft person. If Paul T. ( my grandson) didn’t already have a mobile, I would get it for him. You didn’t mention taking a shower? Guess that’s when Rob gets home or a friend comes over. Are you still at home during the day. Do you ever want company? I would love to visit when I know the weather won’t clobber me! Wendy

  4. The mobile is totally eclipsed by the polka dot jumpsuitโ€ฆ I was like, wow!! I SO wish that was a t-shirt in my size!! I imagine you have that reaction a lot, though. Baby clothes are too cute.

    He is adorableโ€ฆ how do you get anything done? Staring at him in adoration has to be a fulltime job. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • thanks Victoria! I know, I wish they did sell this suit in adult size – it is from Hanna Andersson, a Scandanavian place for kidz clothes a friend told me about – I could buy everything in there (for me and for him). That said, I think we could get something for us similar at Marimekko?? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yup, I do a lot of gazing (and laughing) (and scratching my head – ie. why-o-why is he crying?) ha!

  5. Well he is kinda on a new planet considering where he came from…
    Ian looks happy as can be and I miss him something awful. Wuba wuba on the too cute polka dot outfit….Love it.
    I can not wait to see him.

  6. Perfect Mobile! I love the felted wool … it’s soft and pretty, modern, simple, and fun to look at (obviously Ian thinks so!) I also think it’s awesome that you bought something on Etsy and supported an indie artist. Really special – – totally hip of you!

    It looks so cute in the nursery and I adore the sweet little tree fabric from Ikea. I KNEW you guys would put together an amazing space for your little one. Speaking of… HE’S SO ADORABLE in his little polk-a-dots.

    I can only imagine how busy you are and how much fun you’re having. Thanks for sharing some of it with us… I think everyone here looks forward to it!

    • Thanks Stacey! One of the other great things about this mobile is that it is so light – you can even blow on it to make it dance. That being said, it doesn’t dance long, so Rob hooked up a teeny little fan on a shelf nearby yesterday so that it will dance longer – so I can now get more like 8 minutes to do stuff instead of 4, ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yup, I swore I wasn’t going to dress my boy in polka dots: I blame this situation on Rob – he came home with that little suit one day – what was I supposed to do?? ha!

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