Circus Themed Mobile by Katie Steuernagle of Matsutake

If there's an equivalent to the Midas touch in the craft world, Katie has it since everything she touches turns to the most charming thing you've ever seen. Until you see the next thing she makes that is. Case in point is this vintage style circus-themed mobile she made for her baby daughter Magnolia Kate (aka Maggie).

The vintage wood mobile Hillary Lang hung in her daughter Phoebe's room stuck in Katie's head and she wanted to make something with a similar aesthetic for her own daughter. Her materials: wood dowels, wood balls, bakers twine, non-toxic paint, time and patience (she even used toothpicks for some of the more detailed painting!).

On her blog Katie described her daughter's expression the first time she laid her under the mobile: she grinned her crazy rainbows and unicorns shooting out of her eyes smile. We know how you feel, Maggie, we know how you feel...

(If you can handle more darlingness, see Katie's fabric toy elephant and papier-mache pull toys. Keep an eye on her blog to find out when she might be updating her Etsy shop.)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.