There is something so enchanting and relaxing about a mobile. When I saw this picture on Flickr last year, making my own leaf mobile jumped onto my mental to-do list, but something about the engineering of the piece held me back.
In the end it wasn’t difficult at all, though creating the leaves took several hours of felting, stitching and cutting. I used a little free-motion embroidery to create the abstract leaf shapes, dipping in and out of each shape, letting the machine and my intuition guide the stitches. By Sunday night, my shoulders were very sore because my seat/machine proportions aren’t right for hours and hours of sewing, but I couldn’t stop looking at the colorful pile of leaves I’d amassed.