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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

And now I want one

One of my friends is having a baby.

He's a boy. My friend has incredible taste, and her mom is an interior designer so her nursery is amazing. Seriously- you have to see it.

She described to me what she planned to do, sent me a few pictures of fabric and I secretly went to work creating a mobile for her.

along the way, I fell in love

This one was the first time I worked with so many different fabric types and textures at once.

It was an undertaking. A labor of hand stitch (very little sewing machine work) love.

a little twine, some thin brown satin ribbon

creamy painted branches, lots of fabric

buttons, felt, cotton, linen, jersey knit,

rick rack, embroidery floss, a little of everything went into this creation

the raw edges may be my favorite

or the flowers- they were a *it's not quite finished* addition

and now I want one

I have fallen in love

Our family doesn't quite feel complete to me

and after this project

(the project I almost didn't give to my friend *shhhh-don't tell her* because I wanted it to stay right there above our dining table)

we may need another one

another mobile- to hang above the dining room table....

or another little person- so I can make another mobile.
I love it, and I think she does, too.
Do you?
**Be sure to check out Where my Mobile Lives Now** His Little Room is Gorgeous!
I'm linking up at:
Someday Crafts
Made with Love at Sew Chatty
You're So Creative at Me Making Do
Anything Related at All Thingz Related
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Polish the Stars-Linky Party Monday
Sundae Scoop at I{heart} naptime crafts


Stacy said...

Yes she loves it!!! It's (im)patiently sitting inside the crib waiting for Mimi to come back and whip out her craftiness to hang it :-) Can't wait! I'm gonna put up a final tour of the nursery once she finishes everything (mobile included). Thank you dear friend for all of your hard work - I wouldn't even know where to start to make any mobile, let alone a really cute one ;-) And I'm thinking the solution is definitely another baby. And then another mobile!

Alaina said...

That's awesome!

Michelle said...

SOOO sweet! I love the way it came out!
I am visiting from Creative Girls Blog Hop and I am a new follower! Hope to see more from you soon!
Have a great Friday!

Char@The Starter Home said...

That turned out so cute! Love it.

jandjhome said...

OOH, I love this. Very cute idea.

Mom2fur said...

I think it's adorable! I especially love the owl with the big, bright eyes!

Jill @ Women Who Do It All said...

I love your mobile! I want to make one just like it. What a great idea with the sticks.

Lisa said...

Wow! I love it! This is so gorgeous! I'd love to make something similar for our nursery. Gotta start planning!

Prairie Patch said...

That is such a cute mobile! I love the use of the sticks - makes it more natural, especially with the cute animals. Thanks so much for posting about it.


Brandy@YDK said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! You did a fantastic Job. I want one too and have no reason for one. Lol

Megan @ said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured your mobile! Thanks for linking it up to my party! :)

Jennifer said...

I love it, it's adorable. I love linky parties too!

Oh and I am having a giveaway on my blog in case you stop by and want to enter. :)

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

Seriously cute! I think I'm done with the babies, but it {almost} makes me wish I had another one coming! Thanks for sharing
Stop on by!

Lolly Jane said...

okay this is just too cute not to share. thanks for the tutorial! :)

Heidi said...

LLLLOove this. So adorable

thanks for sharing and cute blog!

Claudia said...

Wow! Gotta love this! Love the pictures! I know she loves it too.