This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, comment #73 Michele R. — check your email Michele! xo
It was so exciting to share with you our custom baby mobile from Jahje of Baby Jives last month. There is nothing more precious than being able to decorate our first nursery with customized items. Oh my goodness, talk about turning into a weepy mess. Jahje did a beautiful job incorporating our nursery colors — orange + lite gray, into the mobile, too. I am soooooo happy with it!
And today I’m so, so excited for you to get to know Jahje a bit more.
Since we aren’t finding out the baby’s gender it has been fun incorporating items for the nursery that are more reflective of the type of home life we want to have or the values we want to share with our child — like reading + learning, independent play, adventure + cozy home life. There’s less focus on the gender and a lot more focus on celebrating the growth of our family. I love it :)
And do you want to know something amazing?
Baby Jives is offering one lucky reader from the Gussy Sews community a $75 gift certificate to their shop. Oh yes! And I just love how Jahje shares a bit about the inspiration she has for her designs. Read on, because I know you’ll love them, too.
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MEET THE DESIGNER// Hi there! I am Jahje Ives, the hard working mama behind Baby Jives Co., which specializes in handmade mobiles to inspire wonder. When I was pregnant in 2009 I searched for a unique mobile that was not made of plastic or covered with cartoon animals. I didn’t find anything I liked so I decided to make a nature inspired mobile using fabric that I had been hoarding for years (I LOVE fabric). It was my first bird mobile and the response was so great that I decided to open my shop Baby Jives Co on Etsy about a year later (because it took that long to get my son to sleep, yikes!).
Now, Baby Jives Co. specializes in mobiles handcrafted one at a time using natural materials such as cotton fabric, metal, and wood. They will endure for years as a work of art meant to grow up with a child and hang in their room long after the last diaper is changed. Many of my designs are inspired by nature and my daily adventures with my kids.
One of my favorite mobiles was conceived on a summer day when we were at the botanical gardens chasing butterflies and I thought, “What a wonderful moment…. I want to capture this and bring it home!” So my butterfly mobile was born.
My new night sky mobile stems from my love of star gazing. I was also thinking of a line from a book I often read to my children, “I love you to the moon and back” and wanted to create something that could remind them of that infinite love… or at least a glimmer of it.
What inspires me? The simple answer: My family. I have always loved making things. Growing up the kitchen table was constantly littered with various projects. My mother is a painter and she would often paint or draw while I would craft and color next to her. I actually fought the idea of making a living from art for a very long time because I didn’t think it was practical but eventually my heart won over my head and I am so glad that it did. Every day I get to make lovely things for people all over the world and every time I create something I send it out into the world with love (and am so happy when I hear back from my customers about how much they appreciate their mobiles).
The other thing that I love about running a handmade business is the flexibility it allows me with my family. In my day my kids come first and then my business. One day it will be different but for now with a 3 ½ yr old and a 9 month old I am so glad that I have the ability to make my living with my own hands on my own terms.
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GIVEAWAY// We’re so excited to offer a $75 gift certificate to be used in the Baby Jives shop. This giveaway is open to US and non-US residents. To enter, visit the Baby Jives shop and leave a comment on this post with a link to your favorite item (I’ll be checking links, –-wink). I’ll announce the winner at the top of this post on Tuesday, December 12th.
DISCOUNT CODE// Use code GUSSYSEWS for 10% off any order in the Baby Jives Shop until December 31st.
CONNECT// Shop, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog
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Good luck! xoxo
OOOH, how exciting!! I LOVE all of her stuff, but I think the butterflies are my favorite. At this moment, this one:
But, first I must find out if we’re having a boy or a girl!! (We’re due in May)
Thank you for the great chance to win!
These are super adorable! My favorite right now is this: http://babyjives.com/shop/dragonfly-mobile-in-yellow-aqua/, the Dragonfly mobile in yellow-aqua :)
So hard to pick one! I am really loving the cloud mobile in pink & gray: http://babyjives.com/shop/cloud-mobile-in-pink-gray/
I think it would be super adorable in our little girl’s nursey (coming in April!).
I so hope I win!!! ;) I love the cloud mobile in pink and yellow — perfect for my little girl! :) http://babyjives.com/shop/cloud-mobile-in-pink-yellow/
I love these! my favorite is the dragonfly ones. http://babyjives.com/shop/dragonfly-mobile-in-aqua-orange/
I love the Happy Day CLouds (http://babyjives.com/shop/cloud-mobile-in-yellow/), so sweet!
I love the love birds mobile! http://babyjives.com/shop/lovebirds-mobile-in-true-blue/
The airplanes are ADORABLE! http://babyjives.com/shop/4-embroidered-airplanes-mobile-2/
I love your shop everything is adorable but http://babyjives.com/shop/5-bird-mobile-in-coral-turquoise-copy/ but this my favorite. Thank you for this great giveaway !
Ooh, I love all of her adorable mobiles (definitely on my baby wishlist!). I couldn’t really decide on what I liked best, but this colorful bird mobile definitely caught my eye: http://babyjives.com/shop/5-bird-mobile-in-cmyk/
I like the butterfly mobile in cherry and cream! it is pretty!! here is the link!!
I think the Love Birds in Cream are so adorable!
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There are so many different color schemes I love but this is a sweet little one: http://babyjives.com/shop/5-bird-mobile-in-mint-gray/
these are adorable! i don’t even know where to start.
i think i’d have to go with the custom lovebirds (http://babyjives.com/shop/custom-lovebirds-mobile/) since we still haven’t figured out the nursery colors. OR, the clouds. because i love them.
Love the dragonflies! I was just thinking about mobiles…how wonderful you introduced us to Baby Jives…thank you. http://babyjives.com/shop/dragonfly-mobile-in-aqua-orange/
Oh these are so lovely! I’d love a bird one in turquoise & yellows to match my daughters nursery! http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-aqua-yellow/
Since I have boys I am partial to the sail boats http://babyjives.com/shop/boat-mobile-in-brown-green/ but if I had a girl I would get this butterfly mobile http://babyjives.com/shop/butterfly-mobile-in-purple-mint/ They are ALL amazing really
This beautiful mobile is my favorite!!! http://babyjives.com/shop/butterfly-mobile-in-turquoise-yellow/
I love all of them but this is seriously breathtaking: http://babyjives.com/shop/butterfly-mobile-in-white-cream/
How exciting! We’re due on June 14th w/ our 2nd and won’t be finding out the gender either (which erks just about everyone in our families, lol). We’re going with Yellow/Gray/Aqua for our colors. I’m torn between my LOVE of the 3 Fish Mobile http://babyjives.com/shop/3-fish-mobile-in-pink-aqua/ and the Cloud Mobiles http://babyjives.com/shop/cloud-mobile-in-turquoise/
Thanks for the chance at one of these gorgeous pieces of work!
I am entering for my best friend Emily who is expecting her first, a boy! I love the custom idea because she is putting a lot of heart and thought into her nursery fabrics. http://babyjives.com/shop/custom-3-bird-mobile-choose-your-fabrics/
These are absolutely adorable! We’re expecting our little man in April this year and the 5 bird aqua/yellow would be perfect for his little nursery! We are going with a pastel animal theme (trying to keep it gender neutral!).
Thank you for sharing this great handmade artist! Much♥
Ohh I just love these mobiles!! My sisters baby is due in early spring and this one would look amazing in her room: http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-white-cream/
Thanks so much!!
Oh these would be perfect for our baby girl’s nursery when she comes in February!
Love the bird mobiles!
I love the birds mobiles! They are so fun and cute!
Sorry, my link didnt work the first time! I love the bird mobiles! They are fun and cute!
This would match my baby girl’s room perfectly. Thanks for sharing this company with us :)
http://babyjives.com/shop/cloud-mobile-in-blue-chevron/ I love love love this cloud! Thank you for the giveaway!!
The yellow and gray birds are my favorite and would be the perfect addition for baby’s nursery:) http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-yellow-gray/
I absolutely love the 4 Embroidered Airplanes Mobile! It would be the perfect gift for my brother and his wife who are expecting their first child in June.
I love these, they are SO adorable and I especially love this mobile:)
Good Luck everyone:)
I’ve been drooling over her mobiles for awhile now! So beautiful. I’d probably go with the three birds in pink & orange – perfect for our girls’ room :) http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-pink-orange/
We are expecting our first, and like you will be waiting until birth to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I love the Starry Night mobile http://babyjives.com/shop/starry-night-mobile-in-aqua-white/. I love the colors!
I am seriously in Love! So many of them draw my Attention, but i think this One would be Perfect in my Baby to be’s room!
The choice is so easy for me! The pink and green butterfiles of course! Our first grandchild, a girl is due the first of January, and we have done her nursery in pink and green. I have made the quilts, the bedding and working on the rug and the drapes. It would work perfect with everything! Thanks for the opportunity!
We really need a mobile! I think these are just beautiful. One of my favorites is this one:
Thanks for the chance!
The bird mobiles are my FAVORITE!!! I can hardly choose a color that I like best!!! :) Since I am pregnant with a baby boy, I’ll go with the blues! SO cute and thank you for the chance to win!
Aah! The paper airplane mobile is so cute! http://babyjives.com/shop/4-embroidered-airplanes-mobile-2/ What an awesome idea! Our 4 month old’s room is ‘travel’ themed..this would be a cute twist! :)
These are beautiful and earthy. I think my fav is the 5 Bird Mobile in CMYK. So precious!
This is my fav: http://babyjives.com/shop/5-bird-mobile-in-cmyk/
I love the pink/white cloud mobile!!! I love how she describes it “raining down love”!!!
They are all SO beautiful, it’s hard to choose…but I think this one
i’d like the boat mobile in blue argyle. we are expecting a boy in march :).
oh i would LOVE to win a credit to get this one: http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-aqua-yellow/
our first baby is due Monday (eeekkk!!!!) and I’d love to add this to his nursery!
Thanks so much for the awesome opportunity!
Love these! My little guy would love to look up at these birdies from his bed! :)
I love the butterfly mobiles – although picking a color could be tough! Our first baby is due in May (wink*wink) :)
I LOVE the Starry Night Mobile-so precious! http://babyjives.com/shop/starry-night-mobile-in-aqua-white/
Love these! My faves at the moment are the pink and white butterflies http://babyjives.com/shop/butterfly-mobile-pink-white/ and the white and cream butterflies http://babyjives.com/shop/butterfly-mobile-in-white-cream/
We just had our third baby and one of these would be so sweet for her (cuz baby #3 needs her own special things, too :D)!
I love them all but if I had to choose I’d pick the blue and linen boat mobile! We love sailing so it would be perfect! http://babyjives.com/shop/boat-mobile-blue-linen/.
I am obseesed with birds because my daughter’s name is Robyn. I love all the mobiles but this is my favourite!
I absolutely love the gray night sky mobile. So enchanting! http://babyjives.com/shop/night-sky-mobile-in-silver-gray/
I love this dragonfly mobile! So cute!
Wait – we can only link to one? They’re all so gorgeous!
Okay, if I absolutely have to narrow it down, I’d say this one: http://babyjives.com/shop/starry-night-mobile-in-aqua-white/
Love all the colors and keeping them light and neutral. I’m due on March and have been looking for a mobile. The Boats in blue and linen are gorgeous. http://babyjives.com/shop/boat-mobile-blue-linen/
This would look great in my son’s nursery. http://babyjives.com/shop/starry-night-mobile-in-aqua-white/
it’s a toss up between http://babyjives.com/shop/boat-mobile-blue-argyle/ and http://babyjives.com/shop/5-bird-mobile-in-yellow-aqua/
Love this giveaway! I think this one http://babyjives.com/shop/boat-mobile-blue-linen/ would be perfect for the nursery we are working on!
We are expecting as well, and are only 2 weeks behind your due date. :) Considering that I have 2 nearly grown children already (17 & 18) and was told that I am physically unable to have any more children, this little baby girl growning inside of me is quite the blessing (and suprise!!!).
I was in love with Baby Jives mobile from the first time you gave us readers a sneak peek of yours. After looking through all the adorable mobiles on the site, I have to say, the Butterfly Mobile in Pink & Green would look absolutely fantastic in the nursery we are setting up. I picked out the nursery theme before we knew the gender, but I’m incorporating some pink, girly touches in there. :) We are going with a natural woodland theme and I’m having a hard time finding items that are not hunting related or too cartoonish. The Baby Jives mobiles are perfect!!!
I love this bird mobile in aqua and yellow! Our baby is due in May but we don’t know what we are having yet and I think this would be perfect for a boy or girl!
I like the rainbow heart cloud mobile! http://babyjives.com/shop/rainbow-heart-cloud-mobile/
I’m expecting a girl in February (though she’s trying to meet us earlier) and I love the grays and yellows in this butterfly mobile: http://babyjives.com/shop/butterfly-mobile-in-yellow-gray/
Absolutely beautiful! I adore the three fist mobile: http://babyjives.com/shop/3-fish-mobile-in-coral-yellow/
Love, love, love this: http://babyjives.com/shop/butterfly-mobile-yellow-pink/
Oh. my. goodness. Talk about simply adorable.
I have a special adoration for the lovebirds… http://babyjives.com/shop/lovebirds-mobile-in-true-blue/
Love this mobile :: http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-pink-orange/
Love this one! Isn’t it fun figuring out what to put in baby’s nursery? http://babyjives.com/shop/starry-night-mobile-in-aqua-white/
Eeeee!!! I love it! Thank you for sharing Jahje’s beautiful work with us. It’s so refreshing to see custom items that aren’t overdone and cartoon-y. I am excited to see how your nursery develops. =) The mobile you bought is perfect.
I loved so many of the mobiles, but my favorite is this one: http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-white-cream/
The soft neutral tones are so dreamy. =)
P.S. – The kitchen table sounds like mine. ;)
This would be perfect for my new niece or nephew:)
I LOVE the rainbow hearts cloud mobile. It’ literally would shower my twins with love!
we just had a new baby earlier this year. although i am in love with all the beautiful mobiles(!), i would have to pick this one for our little blessing:
i know that our son would love looking up at all these colorful hearts “showering” over him! –what a sweet symbol of our endless love showering over him!
Oh my! These are adorable!! It’s so hard to choose a favorite- I want to cover a ceiling with all of them!
But, the dragonfly’s would be my top choice (I think- maybe. ha!)
I love the butterfly mobile where you can choose your own colors!
These are precious.
I like so many of them. Aahghhh! We also will not find out the gender when we are pregnant so I would go with this one. Turquoise cloud mobile!
Loving the boat mobiles with the magical little stars, so perfect for a dreamy little nursery. Definitely what I would pick for little mister due in March!!
My husband + I have been dreaming about the perfect nursery inspired by Narnia since we were in college. Something about this one reminds me of that magic, the playfulness of talking animals, and wintery woods :) – http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-white-cream/
I love them all, I especially love: http://babyjives.com/shop/5-bird-mobile-in-blue-brown/
But to pick for sure I would have to wait until next week when we find out what we are having!!! I love following your pregnancy journey! :)
LOVE THE LOVEBIRDS! Would make my month if I won this!!
I love them all! http://babyjives.com/shop/rainbow-raindrop-cloud-mobile/
Such cute things! I love the Joy Flutters In hoop – http://babyjives.com/shop/joy-flutters-in-embroidery-hoop-artwork/
I love everything but I love this pink/green butterfly mobile the most :) My daughter’s nursery has green walls and pink and white furniture with a butterly/garden theme so it would go perfectly!
I like the embroidery wall art http://babyjives.com/shop/joy-flutters-in-embroidery-hoop-artwork/
Dragonflies are like, my thing. This one is calling me: http://babyjives.com/shop/dragonfly-mobile-in-blue-gray/
So much sweetness in that shop! And, it’s difficult to choose a favorite, bit if I must:
I love this one:http://babyjives.com/shop/3-bird-mobile-in-aqua-yellow/. But I’d really love if there was an elephant one. :)
We have a baby girl due March 8th. I would love, love, love this for her nursery…
These are amazing! Truly talented. I love the paper airplanes bc our little guy is into planes right now. We have a little one on the way. What a fun way to share a love!
http://babyjives.com/shop/4-embroidered-airplanes-mobile-2/. This is my fav but LOVE them all!
Hard to chose but I love the Rainbow Raindrops Mobile.
This it the fish one!! SO cute!! Thanks Gussy, take care of your cute preg self!!
I love these! I have been thinking about what to get for baby number three and either of these two mobiles might be perfect!
I love the clouds and rain mobiles- I live in WA so it’s fitting! lol!
love the happy day cloud mobile in yellow: http://babyjives.com/shop/cloud-mobile-in-pink-yellow/
I like this one: http://babyjives.com/shop/5-bird-mobile-in-mint-gray/ Fab!
I love the bird mobiles!
Thanks so much!
Ya…picking just one is nearly impossible. WOW those are cute. But here is my favorite This would look great in my son’s nursery. http://babyjives.com/shop/starry-night-mobile-in-aqua-white/
I saw one she did once with the airplanes using sheet music and I just loved it. It would be great when my kids get bigger and have a designated music space. For now, this one is my favorite:
I am a photographer and have a lot of clients about to give birth and I think this, or any of the cloud mobiles would make great props. I love them all.
I’d love any of the clouds. They are heavenly.
http://babyjives.com/shop/dragonfly-mobile-in-aqua-orange/ absolutely gorgeous!
I think that my favorite is the 3 bird mobile in aqua and yellow!