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mobile for our little Ian/Kate

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mobile for our little Ian/Kate

Before Emma was born I made a mobile to hang over her crib using a quilting hoop, some birds made from scrapbook paper and some thread. Well, this little one is getting closer and closer to arriving, and yesterday I realized that he (or she) was still lacking a personalized sleeping space.

I still had the other half of the quilting hoop in my craft stuff, so I used it to make another mobile.
I am really suspecting that this baby is a boy, but since we haven't had an ultrasound I'm not absolutely positive (either way, we're excited!). I decided to use brown and blue colored paper for the mobile, thinking that if Baby turns out to be a "she" instead of a "he" it wouldn't be so masculine that I would need to remake it.

I used:
  • a quilting hoop
  • scrapbook paper
  • a circle punch
  • brown satin ribbon
  • glue
  • silk thread (I like using silk thread for projects like this because I find it is so much easier to tie knots with)
Since I had used the inside of the hoop for Emma's mobile, the half that was left had the clasp sticking off the side. I really wanted to get it done yesterday without running out to the store, so I just bent the clasp pieces over, put a bit of glue between them, and wrapped the ribbon over it all. It worked pretty well!

Fold circles in half (I used 4 circles for each pendant),

add some glue and stick the pieces together.

I wanted the pendants to hang at an angle so that Baby will have a more interesting view when he's staring up at them, so I poked the hole for the thread slightly off to one side of the center spine.

I made 7 pendants: I hung 6 of them around the rim of the hoop and the 7th I hung from the center of two threads that crossed the hoop at right angles.
Then I hung the whole thing from the ceiling. I really love how it turned out. :)

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Blogger Sachiko said...

Very pretty and nicely done! Thank you for visiting my link party!

May 20, 2010 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, that is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing!


May 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I love how this turned out. I really liked the colors you chose.

Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day at along for the ride!

May 22, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Aisyah Helga said...

Great idea! I've linked this to my blog. Thanks for sharing!

June 5, 2010 at 7:36 AM  

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