I finally finished the mobile I was working on for our baby! I decided to go with a woodland theme because I definitely want to instill a love of nature in my daughter. I included some subtle Pagan hints, mostly because they are protective. I used a combination of natural, found materials, felt, cotton thread and twine, and brightly dyed wool. I’m very pleased with how it turned out! I hope our Little Bee likes it!
Included are leaves, a bumble bee, a rowan charm, a white doe, an amanita formosa, an apple blossom, and a red trillium. Everything was selected for the symbolism and the fact that they are from her surroundings. The rowan charm is for protection and has a connection to Brighid. The white doe is a subtle nod to Celtic mythology, as such creatures are often considered to be fairy women in disguise. The deer is my spirit guide, so there’s a protective element to it too*.
*The doe looks a little like a llama… I had a difficult time making the legs slender enough… But a friend sent her a plush, white llama so either way the little one should be happy!