June 18th, 2008 by ariana
But first an update on Knut vs. Oliver 2008.. Thank you SO much everyone for voting. Opinions seem to be pretty much evenly divided, so I’ll have to do what I always do when I can’t make up my mind… buy both!
Now onto the mobiles..
One of the last things I want to tackle before calling the nursery done is make a mobile. I did a google search on diy mobiles and didn’t come up with much, until I hit the motherload of mobile inspriration and general tour de force of craftiness in this mobile swap Flickr photo pool.
Here are two made of cardboard/cardstock that I love:
This one is made of fabric and also has a tutorial via ohdeedoh:
But this one, made of felt and blogged about here
along with this sheep and trees mobile blogged about here
are my current obsessions/inspiration. I want to buy up the world’s supply of felt and make cute monkey “softies” or “stuffies” or “felties” as all the cool crafters call them.
Here are the pieces I’ve made so far:
Monkey in Progress
Finished Monkey Feltie
Bird in Progress
Finished Felt Birdie
If the idea of making felties strikes anyone else’s fancy, I followed futuregirl’s amazing tutorials to learn the two different stiches (blanket stitch and whip stitch.)
I’m not sure what other shapes I want for the mobile.. I’m thinking a tree and a leaf shape taken from the crib bedding:
And maybe a cloud thrown in for good measure.
When I’m finished with the mobile, I’m thinking I may try to make this Softie Scottie Dog because I feel a felt addiction coming on:
How cute is he? Pattern and tutorial at allsorts.