At SBAB, I love to feature handmade artisans, especially those who sell on Etsy. I’m an Etsian myself, running Once Upon a Time, Again, a shop featuring Golden Book Journals, Disney Autograph Books, and misc. journals. We’ve now added upcycled jewelry to the mix!
Today, as part of our Grand Re-Opening, the lovely Christina of Mobile Madness has allowed us to give 1 lucky SBAB reader a White Butterfly Mobile!
CHRISTINA WISWELL, the talent behind Mobile Madness, lives in the very small town of Hartsel, CO. She’s 26 miles one way to school, post office, gas, City Market, etc. She’s married and has 2 great kids. She’s lucky enough to get to stay home and craft, help her husband and take care of the kids and their 2 dogs.
She joined Etsy in March 2011 as an outlet for her creative side. Mobile Madness became her shop name because she was obsessed with mobiles for a good while.
Christina’s mom instilled creativity as an expression for her and her three sisters from the time she was a little girl. Now she is passing that love of art on to her two kids. Craft shows are spent with her kids and one of her sisters who sells wood boxes and paper beads. Crafting is still a family affair.
“I don’t really have a favorite item to create. I still like to make everything in my shop,” insists Christina.
Her butterfly mobiles used to be the most popular item in her shop, but her elephant mobiles have recently surpassed the butterflies.
Christina also makes jeweled spiders. When I asked her about her “bug” themed items, she had this to say:
“I have always liked bugs. I started with the dragonflies because they remind me of camping when I was a kid. We always went to the same lake and there were hundreds flying around. The spiders started because my mom likes spiders and wanted something to put on her hand woven baskets. The butterflies were a natural progression. They are light, delicate and colorful. I like to make all of them.
In addition to enjoying what she does, Christina gets great positive feedback:
“i was waiting to get a good photo of this to include in my feedback but we are still not done with our baby’s room. we did, however, finally get the mobile up and we LOVE LOVE LOVE it, for many reasons. there are tons to choose from on etsy, but this seller uses a clear acrylic base to hang the mobile from which makes it look like the butterflies and flowers are floating. she uses beautiful crystal beads which provide a gorgeous, yet subtle detail, and the mobile as a whole is so delicate, yet makes such a modern statement above the baby’s crib. we love it, SO glad we picked this seller out of the many to choose from. would order again in a heart beat. AND, she customized it to our nursery colors and turned it around so quickly. love it, thank you!!!”
And now YOU have a chance to win a White Butterfly Mobile from Christina at Mobile Madness! US Only entries. Ends 5/15
To enter, visit Mobile Madness and come back here and leave a comment, telling us your favorite item!
Extra Entries: Enter a different comment for each that you do below.
- Comment on a She Became a Butterfly post. I love relatable comments!
- Favorite Mobile Madness on Etsy, then come back here and leave your Etsy name.
- Follow Mobile Madness on Etsy, then comment here with Etsy name.
- Favorite Once Upon a Time, Again on Etsy, then comment with your Etsy name.
- Follow OUATA on Etsy and leave your Etsy name here.
- Like OUATA on Facebook then post a comment here.
- Follow @shebabutterfly & @OUATAEtsy on Twitter then tweet giveaway – leave link to tweet here.
- Blog about this giveaway then post the link here.
- Put my button on your site & leave a link here.