No More Excuses

3/01/2012 01:32:00 PM Posted In Edit This 15 Comments »
It's been way too long since I've posted to my blog, and I have no excuse whatsoever to offer.  I've found that for me,  maintaining my blog has at least two things in common with exercising.  The first is that when done regularly, both are satisfying and make me feel better.  The second is that once I've "fallen off the wagon", so to speak, it's extremely hard to climb back on.  The longer I went without posting, the harder it became to do it.  I didn't know what to say ..... nothing seemed right or interesting.  Anyhow, here I am, and I'm hoping that this first post will lead to many more.

In the meantime, one of the things I've been doing is making a mobile for a soon- to- arrive new baby.   She (or he, we don't know) will be born to the brother and sister-in-law of my daughter-in-law.  I made a mobile for each of my grandsons, and in January I was asked to make one for this newest member of our growing family.  I will be going to a shower in a week or so to celebrate the event and give the mobile to Aaron and Melanie, the soon to be new parents.

I had to think about what sort of theme to use.  The first mobile I made was jungle animals; the second one was sea creatures.  For this one, after much thought, I decided to use the circus as a starting point.  Once I had that settled, the rest began to fall into place.  I wanted to anticipate as many challenges ahead of time as I could  to avoid surprises (I was reasonably successful, but as always, things cropped up I hadn't thought of), so I thought about it a lot before I actually began making it.  Everything is hand-sewn, and some things are both sewn and glued for safety.  I have a few pictures (because of the nature of it, it is difficult to get a photo that shows the whole thing in focus, hence the several shots).
I would love to know what you think!

This is what it looks like:




15 comments:

debra morris said...

Beautiful mobile Nancy you have such patience and skill. Good to see a post from you....I like the comparison between exercise and blogging!

. said...

Good to see you back Nancy, Im sure that you'll find new inspirations and create and form great new posts : )

Lovely mobile, so much to look at and Im sure the babies mum and dad will love it (wonderful gift)... I especially love teh little monkey, so cute!!

Carolyn Dube said...

What a special gift! This is absolutely adorable- the little one and the parents will love it!

JoDee Luna said...

This is absolutely darling. You are very creative.

Jane said...

What a lovely mobile, which will be treasured I am sure. How lucky they are to have such a lovely gift.

Revelle Taillon said...

oh this is so cute! you did a great job! Glad to see you back here!
Revelle
http://revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com/

Cathy Holtom said...

This is a beautiful gift, I like how the rings and bells all fit in with the theme.
Welcome back to blogland, we missed you!

Sandra said...

So wise of people to ask you to make such a special gift. It is really cute. Welcome back-missed you.

Cynthia Eloise said...

it's darling. circus is always a good theme. welcome back.

Vicki Holdwick said...

It's lovely, Nancy,

I hope I am lucky enough to see it in person before you give it away - a great gift, by the way,

Can't wait to see what you blog about next....

xoxo

Gwen said...

How lovely is this? Very cute and it will be loved.
xx

Anchesa Kyamara said...

oh my ... this is adorable. Love it. I'm looking forward to see more beautiful pieces from you. :)

Jennifer Edwards said...

Oh, Nancy!! This is truly wonderful!!! Did you hand sew all the animals too? They are fantastic! This baby is going to love it! What a treasure. Now, if you haven't already given it to them, why don't you try making a sketch of it? That might get you back in the drawing groove as well:)

Alex said...

Love them! :) That's what I think. And yeah... blogging, I thought that with my video game console down, I'd have more time to draw if I didn't fix it. But guess what, I spent more time trying to fix it and had no time to draw or keep my blog updated...hahahaha =)

raena said...

What a wonderful gift! I love it!

And you don't have to say anything...I completely understand that first paragraph! The longer I go, the harder it is!

I didn't even realize you had been missing in action too, until I started making my way through older emails!