Mobile 1 to Mobile 2

1/06/2011 02:48:00 PM Edit This 13 Comments »
Two and a half years ago when our wonderful grandson CC was born, I made a mobile to hang above his bed.  I made 5 little animals out of felt, then decorated an embroidery hoop and fixed a hanger of some sort to the top ... I forgot what I used.  Anyhow, since the mobile is in Nashville and I'm here in the Mitten, I went looking for any pictures of it in order to get some idea of how I did it.  The reason I need to know is that sometime around March 1, we will become grandparents again (yippee), and I've been asked to make another one for the new baby boy.  They asked me to use an underwater theme this time!

I have some ideas about what and how I'm going to make the critters, but I wanted to see what I did to assemble it all the last time.   I thought you might be interested to see what the first one looks like, and when I finish the next one, I'll give you a look at that one too - (first I have to start it ... good plan, don't you think?).

So, here's a couple of pictures of it.  Ironically, I still can't see what I did at the very top of it, but there's enough there that I'm sure it won't be too difficult.... I probably shouldn't have said that last thing - you know how that goes - it's like inviting trouble!






This time I'm going to use a larger hoop so they're not quite so crowded together.  What do you think? 

13 comments:

Melanie said...

You are seriously talented! Amazing work - the animals are perfect.

E*phi said...

OMG, these are SO cute! You made the animals yourself? Did you have a pattern for them?
Amazing! <3

Dragana Savkov - Bajić said...

Your animals are so beautiful! You're very skillful!

Sandy in Michigan said...

What a great idea! Congratulations on the almost born new grandson.

Shirley said...

Love the animals - sooooo cute! Don't you just love making things for grandchildren? Congrats re: another one!

Minerva said...

Oh! the elephant! and the mighty lion's mane!!! I can't wait to see your underwater theme.
All the best for your family and the coming baby :)

EVA said...

Very impressive Nancy!!!!

I hope you remember how you did it! An underwater theme will be fabulous, a little dolphin, sea horse, octopus etc could be so cute!

Congratulation on the soon-to-arrive baby!

. said...

Is that ever so cute, lucky CC : )
When is number 2 due? You must be excited and I cant wait to see the next mobil?

marancat said...

I think that is wonderful - and also wonderful to be a grandmother again!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Absolutely wonderful! I'd have loved having something that fun hanging above my babes when they were tiny.

donna said...

I love these animals! Please show us the new one?

raena said...

That is a great project, Nancy. Those felted animals are so cute! Congratulations on being a grandmother again!

Alex said...

they so cute!!!! ^^