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For me, the beginning of a New Year is always an opportunity to look back at the past and reflect on the happy memories in my life. It could be anything really, from as far back as my childhood or even something more recent, but somehow something about the new promise of a new year always inspires me. This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about my happy memories with my son, Edgar. He’s already 10 years old and I can’t even begin to tell you where all of the time has gone. It seems like only yesterday we were experiencing all of his firsts together. They were my firsts too, actually…and I’m not really sure I’m quite ready to let any of them go into the past just yet. So, of course, I had to turn them into a project! Crafting a personalized children’s mobile for Edgar became my new creative mission. He’s too big to let me hang one of those infant or toddler mobiles over his twin sized bed, not to mention it probably wouldn’t make much sense for a fourth grader to have one anyway. But the more I thought about it, the idea of creating a personalized children’s mobile for him myself made perfect sense. Who else but me would know exactly what he likes and which memories are the ones that bring him the most joy? They don’t sell that at the stores just yet! So here are the materials and steps I took to create his mobile, and here’s how you can create your own, today.