PinwheelRevolution

*Home of the Original Pinwheel Mobile*

Wisconsin, United States · 1978 Sales

PinwheelRevolution

*Home of the Original Pinwheel Mobile*

Wisconsin, United States 1978 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(406)
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Claire

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If you're searching for the perfect mobile to hang above your baby's crib, you've come to the right place! Feel free to message me for a custom piece if there is something specific you have in mind. The possibilities are endless!

There might be a mobile in my Sold orders that tickles your fancy that has not been relisted. I've been at this since 2008, so there's a lot to explore! If you find one you like, let me know and I'll make it for you providing the papers used haven't been discontinued. View past designs here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mamax2/sold

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the show!
:) Claire

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Last updated on Jun 21, 2016

*Welcome*

If you're searching for the perfect mobile to hang above your baby's crib, you've come to the right place! Feel free to message me for a custom piece if there is something specific you have in mind. The possibilities are endless!

There might be a mobile in my Sold orders that tickles your fancy that has not been relisted. I've been at this since 2008, so there's a lot to explore! If you find one you like, let me know and I'll make it for you providing the papers used haven't been discontinued. View past designs here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mamax2/sold

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the show!
:) Claire

Claire

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Claire

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5 out of 5 stars
(406)
ajarnold24

ajarnold24 on Jul 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Claire did an excellent job of choosing colors that matched the pictures of the nursery that I sent her. The pinwheel adds a touch of whimsy to the room. I love it, and I'm sure my baby will, too!

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About

My Etsy shop is my third baby :)

My story is complicated, but it's pretty great. I worked my way up through some pretty rough stuff. I'm going to lay it all out here because the best lesson I've learned as a parent is that we need to talk to each other about things. The good, the bad and the ugly. I believe that, instead of judging other parents, we should unite and relate to one another. Let's face it, parenting is hard. It's important to share our stories so nobody feels like they're alone on this crazy, beautiful journey. *Deep breath*
I made my first pinwheel mobile on January 25th, 2003. I remember it vividly as this was the due date of my first child, Gwen, who arrived 4 days later. Fast forward 4 years, I made another for my second child, Henry. They both loved them so much, and it brought me such joy to see them wiggle with excitement at the sight of their pinwheels. It was pretty great when they fell asleep to them, too. Because that's when Mama could get a shower or a nap (YES!).
I was a stay at home mom, which was always my dream. Money was tight, but we were alright. However, I was not allowed access to any sort of "allowance", as my husband made it perfectly clear that he brought home the paycheck and "chose to share it" with me and our children.
Here's where my Etsy story begins. A friend of mine and her husband gifted me a computer and encouraged me to start an Etsy shop. I had nothing but the computer to get started. So I opened up a secret credit card and I started buying supplies to make mobiles. I said the money was gifted to me by my grandmother.
Despite having little support and living in an increasingly hostile environment, I got started. Year by year, my little business grew and my heart swelled with a sense of pride and accomplishment that I didn't think was possible. I had raised two children and made my own money all by myself (and paid off that credit card, too).
Amidst all of this, I still struggled to keep my family together. But, after 6 years of marriage counseling, it was all done. That final day in court, when it was official, I collapsed into a puddle of tears. The overwhelming sense of sadness and relief was almost too much to bear. But, just as I'd always done, I kept on.
After the divorce (ugh, I hate that word), I began experiencing some medical issues that I couldn't quite put my finger on. I chalked it up to stress and kept on going for a few months. Then, one night, I couldn't sleep. I had severe abdominal pain and went to the emergency room thinking I had a hernia. I had a CT scan that revealed something I never could've imagined. A tumor the size of a small watermelon spanning the entire right half of my abdomen that had been growing for years.
I was immediately admitted. Two days later, a biopsy. Cancer. At 36 years old. Being a small framed woman, I was in shock that this beast was inside of me. It all happened very quickly. I had the scan, biopsy and surgery to remove it all in 3 days. It took me 14 weeks to heal from the surgery, which also took my right kidney, as the tumor was wrapped around it. I took plenty of time off from working to sort through what had happened. When the dust settles after something like that, the emotional toll it takes is pretty unreal.
So, back to my Etsy story... (Remember when I said this was complicated?) I came back to open my shop up 6 months after the surgery. I found that a former customer of mine had opened up her own shop and had replicated my wire framed mobiles and designs and is selling them for much less than I had been. She bought something from me (my Bright Eyes mobile on October 24, 2014) and then started selling it, and 52 others, as her own, while I was recovering from surgery.
I truly believe that this is not the end of my story. I cannot accept that someone could so easily take what I worked so hard to achieve. As always, I'm going to keep on fighting the good fight. It's totally worth it.
xo,
Claire

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Last updated on December 3, 2014
Everyone deserves great design. Even the little ones! My desire to create art for nurseries began during my first pregnancy nearly 12 years ago. Sure, there were some beautiful pieces out there, but they were either hundreds of dollars or way too plastic. That's where the beauty of custom handcrafted work came in!

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You will receive an email confirmation when the shipping label is printed, so hang on to that in order to follow the tracking. Be sure that your address is current on Etsy to avoid having it sent to the wrong place. Shipping costs are based on USPS pricing. All orders within the US are shipped Priority. International orders are shipped First Class. Customers are responsible for informing me of any special regulations that are required by your country in order to clear customs (i.e. invoice displayed on the box). If a package is returned to me, it is the buyer's responsibility to pay for additional shipping charges.
All International shipments are marked Merchandise by law and custom's charges, brokerage fees, and other international shipping charges are the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept items for repair or replacement if they are damaged in transit as shipments are insured. If you have questions about any item, please be sure to contact me before purchases to avoid confusion.
Additional policies and FAQs
***Please allow 3-5 business days for mobiles to be created as they are made to order***

Copyright © Claire Hirtz 2003 All Rights Reserved. Shop items may not be reproduced for sale without written consent from the artist. A derivative work must be different enough from the original to be regarded as a "new work" or must contain a substantial amount of new material. Making minor changes or additions of little substance to a preexisting work will not qualify the work as a new version.