6 years ago, a bunch of crafty types from around the world signed up for the elsie marley mobile swap. each of us had about a month to make a mobile and send it off. we weren’t paired up, so the person you sent your mobile to was not the person that sent you one. i LOVED the project. i felt so creative, and tried ideas until one really worked. i sent the mobile i made to kaija in finland, and then made one for myself that is still hanging in my bedroom.
and if feeling really creative and sending off something great wasn’t awesome enough, the swap was where i “met” jackie, melinda, patricia, ayama, and molly. friendships formed in the flickr group, which then moved to blogs, then to email, and finally in person: i met patricia when jenn and i went to new york that fall. i met jackie & melinda the following year when i road-tripped to lawrence, kansas. i met molly almost 2 years ago when i went to boston for work. i haven’t met ayama in person yet (she’s in australia) but we’ve been pen pals and are still in touch. i think kristin also participated, but we didn’t connect online until a little later.
so… it’s 6 years later and jackie’s putting together a tiny house swap, and i’m just as excited for it as i was for the mobile swap. you should sign up, too! you have until january 31 to sign up, and the entire month of february to make your little guys. let’s make some tiny houses!
photo credit: jackie (smoothpebble studio)