Becoming a work-at-home-mom has given me the amazing opportunity to pursue crafting and creativity as a business. After the birth of my first son in 2003, I experimented with silk-screening my original designs on fabric to sew into pillows, baby bibs and quilts. Later I developed felt baby shoes, which I began selling at craft fairs and in my Etsy shop (then called Out of the Box). Shortly after the birth of my second son in 2007, I was invited to be a guest crafter on The Martha Stewart Show, where I shared my patterns and techniques for sewing baby shoes and bibs.
One project led to another and then another, and before I knew it, I found myself in the wonderful niche of crafting wooden baby mobiles. Today, I enjoy coordinating with customers to create the perfect nursery mobile. Displaying vibrant colors and intriguing designs as they rotate, my mobiles are whimsical pieces of hanging artwork that delight babies, children and grown-ups alike. Made from solid wood, Flying Tree mobiles are keepsakes that will be treasured long after baby is out of the crib.
My surfboard mobiles bring my work full circle. Born, raised and now residing in the small town of Vista, California (just north of San Diego), I have always been so inspired and influenced by surf and beach culture. (My Dad, at the very young age of 61, still surfs every Saturday and Sunday morning!) I’m very connected to the beach and ocean as well as the desert and sierras. I hope to continue finding ways to share my appreciation of this incredible environment through my hanging wooden mobiles.