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Come Sail Away!

Last time I gave a little sneak peek of my newest mobile design which was getting ready to launch.  Now I am happy to announce after a week of intense studio time I have created a new fleet to release this week!  Presenting the newest mobile in the baby Jives line....let's sail away!

This mobile was inspired by my son and his obsession for the past year with boats.  One way I love to spend time with my son is to settle in and read a good book with him, we have lots of them laying around the house (sometimes piled under his cars and trucks).  This particular mobile was actually inspired by one of his favorite books called simply Toy Boat by Randall de Séve and Loren Long.  It is the whimsical tale of a boy and his boat who are inseparable until one day when the boat blows off to have his own adventure.  This book is gorgeously illustrated and while reading it I have started to imagine creating my own fleet of boats for my little boy to have his own adventures with.  So a few months ago I jotted down this sketch...

And then this past month I finally got to have an uninterrupted day in the studio to make my dreams come into reality.  Here are a few photographs of the voyage so you can see how my little boat came into being...

The finished boat is one that drums up memories of childhood and the simple act of making something magical out of a few bits of cloth and sticks.  I wanted to create a toy boat for my little boy that could be something he could take adventures in - sailing away to new lands under the moon and stars like so many of my favorite children's books.   Now my little adventurer finally has his toy boat, well actually he has a fleet of small toy boats which will be hanging in his new big boy room.  Together I know they will create many wonderful stories and adventures as they sail off into his imagination.
Do you think your little dreamer would like to sail off on a new adventure?  Then visit my shop at Baby Jives and you can get them their very own boat to voyage with and then...
Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you'll see
Into your imagination

We'll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation
What we'll see
Will defy
- Willy Wonka

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