Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For the Love of a Mobile

Marilee is at the stage where she will look at a mobile for a good 10 to 15 minutes. In my world that is a lifetime! Naturally we want to have mobiles all over the house. We were gifted a crib mobile with a music box, so we moved this mobile to over her changing area.

I saw this idea first on Pinterest and wrote about making one here. It's terrific because the breeze from our heater makes it move and twirl quite a bit.

Recently we set up a pack and play in the office and I wanted to add a mobile in there as well.
Mobile Supplies
The Michaels dollar aisle yeilded some cardboard birds and some assorted wooden shapes. Then this Sunday we were given a present with such beautiful wrapping paper I was completely inspired.Mobile 3
Mobile 2
A little Modge Podge, paint and wrapping paper and we were in business. I do plan on adding some ribbon to the embroidery hoop as in the mobile above, but otherwise I am quite pleased. Most of this was done while nursing so that alone is an accomplishment!

I go back to work tomorrow and I am feeling pretty good about it. Cliff is going to be the modern stay at home dad and I think he is looking forward to that new job too.  Mostly, I feel incredibly blessed to have a good job in this economy and a sweet family to come home to.


Kelly said...

I love the birds! I also love the use of the ring (can't even remember what that thing is called). LOL Love it.

Sarah said...

Oh goodness, tomorrow! And yea for a daddy that gets to stay home. Good luck to them tomorrow. :-)

Nutsy Coco said...

Very cute!

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

It turned out beautiful! What a great idea to reuse some of the wrapping paper.

Good luck with your first day back...and how awesome that daddy can stay home with your baby. :)

jodi said...

Very pretty!

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Shelly G said...

So very cute. I love it.

Natasha said...

Love this!! may make one for myself!