Hi there, I have been preparing for one of my best friend’s baby shower all this week. She is having a boy so it is all about the blues and chocolate browns for her. I am in charge of decorations so I thought I might share one of the projects I did. I want to make as much of the stuff as I can myself. On top of not being able to find everything I need, it is so much more heartfelt that way and I am hoping some will be used in the nursery.
I am a huge lover of felt. Why? Not sure, probably because of the texture. Me and texture. Must be my tactile nature. Anyway, I digress. Felt, yes, I wanted to make her a mobile out of it. Even the “ribbon” is made from it. I cut the circles using my Sizzix Cuttlebug (which I don’t think you can buy anymore, btw). I was concerned it might not cut through but it even cut two layers for some of the thinner sheets. Here it is all pinned up and ready to go.
I picked out some leather looking buttons to add to the bottoms from my vintage stash. They look pretty boyish don’t you think?
I hand stitched them all down the centre. Then tied the three ends together in a knot.
I then pulled out a vintage wooden embroidery hoop with a beautiful aged look to it (that I had been saving for a special project) and mounted the three pieces to it.
Had to take it for a test run to make sure it hung evenly.
Hopefully it makes it into the little guy’s room. Maybe above his change table or something. The rest of the projects I shall keep to myself until after the shower in case Mama reads this :)