It's so hot today that I decided to stay in and catch up on my blogging. Errands can wait until the sun goes down.
When I finally jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, I swiftly transferred over all my starred items from Google Reader. How nice to have all those great ideas organized and in one place!
Back in May I had seen the mobile shown above over at Lemon Tree Creations. It was love at first sight and I starred in on my Google Reader.
Here is my version and it was the first thing I made specifically for this baby.
Back in May when I first saw the Lemon Tree Creations mobile, I had just found out I was pregnant and was still very nervous about the whole thing. I hardly dared to dream, but when I did allow myself to picture life with a baby, all I could see was a boy. Our family had three new girls born in March and April. After years of wishing for a daughter, I guess I kinda wanted a boy. Then in July, my doctor thought she saw some boy parts, but she wasn't sure. This got me thinking boy even more.
I won't lie, I was just a wee bit disappointed when the high resolution ultra sound showed that Baby Z was a girl. Then I remembered this mobile and my excitement grew.
It appeals to me on so many levels. For one thing, it I have so many tiny yummy scraps that I can not bear to throw away. This is a good use for those.
Also, it can't get much more lightweight and earthquake friendly.
It's very thrifty! I think I spent $3 minus a coupon on the doilies. I also used a thrifted embroidery hoop that had become cracked and useless. Talk about upcycling.
The teacher in me loves the pops of colors and the fact that it's very basic for a young baby.
In the tutorial, Erin used fabric stiffener on her fabric. I used fusible web to iron the fabric circles right to the doilies. Other than that I followed the tutorial exactly.
My classroom aide warned me the other day to get everything ready before the third trimester. Her first grandchild just arrived last week. And, since Mrs. B is so versed in all things pregnancy now she is watching me like a hawk at work. I am so lucky to be spoiled by her!
Anyway, I am taking her advice. So this will be a baby craft blog for a while.