Saturday, August 27, 2011

Nursery Nook- Mobile

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.
mobile bits
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.
Mobile Bits
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.


Sarah said...

Good thing there was a link to your pinterest or I was going to have to demand one ASAP.

Nutsy Coco said...

Very cute!

Becky said...

I am delighted that your blog has gone baby! :-)

littlemissmk said...

so cute. and ditto to what becky said ;)