ohmyeye

Modern handmade bird mobiles, HipstaKatz and more!

Pennsylvania, United States · 256 Sales

ohmyeye

Modern handmade bird mobiles, HipstaKatz and more!

Pennsylvania, United States 256 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(80)

Announcement   Oh my eye! is the shop of Michael Fulkerson, designer and creator of the original Spool Sewing bird pattern and mobile. Philadelphia Magazine recently did a very nice write up about the mobiles and HipstaKatz: http://bit.ly/1cJvST7
The original mobile was featured in Philadelphia Home Magazine as a way to add "sweet pops of color" to your decor. Yep. Pretty sweet!!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oh-my-eye/427825225060

A gallery of completed mobiles from 2008 to the present can be seen here: http://bit.ly/Yuz2xO

The mobile and pattern have also been featured on many blogs such as:
Whip Up: http://whipup.net/2008/05/31/pattern-bird-softie/
Design*sponge: http://www.designsponge.com/2008/07/diy-idea-bird-mobile.html
Apartment Therapy: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/diy/beautiful-bird-mobileand-possible-cat-toy-079585
Haute Nature: http://hautenature.com/d-i-y-bird-mobile/
Oh Dee Doh: http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/how-to/how-to-make-a-bird-softie-052147
Casa Sugar: http://www.casasugar.com/DIY-Handsewn-Bird-Mobile-1673198
Bernina USA: http://www.berninausablog.com/tag/amy%20butler
Burda Style: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/spool-bird-mobile
and many more.

I am happy to take a custom order any time. I can match color schemes and decor easily. Let me know what colors you want, and I will create something especially for you!

Often imitated but never duplicated, as they say. You'll find many copies here on Etsy, but these are the originals!

Thanks for stopping by.

Announcement

Oh my eye! is the shop of Michael Fulkerson, designer and creator of the original Spool Sewing bird pattern and mobile. Philadelphia Magazine recently did a very nice write up about the mobiles and HipstaKatz: http://bit.ly/1cJvST7
The original mobile was featured in Philadelphia Home Magazine as a way to add "sweet pops of color" to your decor. Yep. Pretty sweet!!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oh-my-eye/427825225060

A gallery of completed mobiles from 2008 to the present can be seen here: http://bit.ly/Yuz2xO

The mobile and pattern have also been featured on many blogs such as:
Whip Up: http://whipup.net/2008/05/31/pattern-bird-softie/
Design*sponge: http://www.designsponge.com/2008/07/diy-idea-bird-mobile.html
Apartment Therapy: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/diy/beautiful-bird-mobileand-possible-cat-toy-079585
Haute Nature: http://hautenature.com/d-i-y-bird-mobile/
Oh Dee Doh: http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/how-to/how-to-make-a-bird-softie-052147
Casa Sugar: http://www.casasugar.com/DIY-Handsewn-Bird-Mobile-1673198
Bernina USA: http://www.berninausablog.com/tag/amy%20butler
Burda Style: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/spool-bird-mobile
and many more.

I am happy to take a custom order any time. I can match color schemes and decor easily. Let me know what colors you want, and I will create something especially for you!

Often imitated but never duplicated, as they say. You'll find many copies here on Etsy, but these are the originals!

Thanks for stopping by.

Michael Fulkerson

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Michael Fulkerson

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(80)
Emily Norman

Emily Norman on Feb 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful mobile and great seller to work with! Received the mobile quickly and it will look perfect in our nursery. Michael made something just for us in colors that look just right in our room!

Sara

Sara on Jan 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So AWESOME! Thank you so much! I love having a bird from the artist who came up with the pattern that went viral. Love the fabric too!

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About

Balancing Art and Nature

I started making mobiles after I made one while working at a local fabric store. I had designed a pattern for a hand made fabric bird based on my own cat toy pattern for the store. To high light the bird I made them a mobile which was hung in the front window of the shop. They photographed the mobile and featured it on their blog. It went viral and seemed to be on all the craft blogs and still is making it's way around the web. The mobile was even featured in Philadelphia Home magazine.

I was asked to make one for a friend and then another and then another..... I decided I needed a place to sell them and Etsy was just starting up. The timing was perfect.

I like to think of the mobiles as a piece of art rather than a decorative item. I make them with an engineers eye but use natures beauty to create the mobile. They have evolved over the years into more a complex balancing act that uses no metal eye screws or mechanical fasteners.

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  • Michael Fulkerson

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Bird Mobile Engineer

    I taught myself to sew way way back in college. I bought a 1912 Damascus Grand sewing machine from a Goodwill store. It was still in the original table base complete with treadle, but someone had added a motor to it. I've been sewing ever since.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 3, 2014
All my mobiles are decorative items and are not toys for children. If you choose to hang a mobile in a child's room please be sure to it hang out of reach and use appropriate hardware to secure the mobile. I advise against hanging this over a child's bed because of the possible risk of injury. Hardware is not provided for installation.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PAYPAL: This is my preferred method of payment. Plus you don't need to have a Paypal account - you can simply use a credit card.

DIRECT CHECKOUT: Etsy now offers direct checkout so you can pay with your credit card without leaving the site.

Payment must be received in full before I ship your ready made work or begin working on your custom order. Please pay within 2 days or your order may be canceled.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to me. If you are dissatisfied with your pre-made item please contact me within 30 days of purchase and I will make arrangements to either refund the cost of the item (less shipping) or place a new order for you. All items must be returned in the original condition at the purchasers expense before any refunds will be issued. I apologize, no refunds can be given on custom items, please make sure you are certain of your choices when placing the order.

All custom orders are considered final once approved by the customer. Mobiles cannot be changed or altered once completed. To do so would compromise the balance and damage the birds. Please make sure you are certain of your choices when placing the order and making approvals.

If the item arrives damaged, contact me immediately and together we will make arrangements to fix or replace the item.

Please contact me if you have any questions about returns.