Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Forest Friends Mobile

Since my daughter and baby son share a room, I decided on a forest theme for their room. All the walls are white (we're in a rental) the furniture is white, but there are green and brown accents with deer, polka dots and some stripes.

Henry needed to look at something more interesting. So, about a month ago, I started working on these felt forest friends. Five minutes here and ten minutes there... it's finally complete.
First, I freehand cut out some woodsy shapes (two of each). Then I started stitching. I left a small opening to stuff with felt scraps before I stitched these mini-pillows closed.
Next, I assembled the rest of the mobile supplies: a thrifted embroidery hoop, some ribbon and a D-ring from an unused belt.

Finally, I stitched the small ribbon to the tops of the creatures and tied them to the hoop. The brown polka-dotted ribbon was wrapped around the hoop to cover the bare wood. I cut three strips of ribbon to hang the mobile, folded the top ends over the D-ring and stitched in place.

Henry smiled. So did I :)


Danielle said...

Wow! That is really cute Diane! It has been so long since I've crafted... like 3 whole weeks!!! I'm hoping to make some felt food.

Glad Henry smiled:-)

lera said...

Very cute. I bet Henry is getting big ;-)

G. R. said...

It looks great, and of course Henry smiled. He is the smiliest kid I have ever seen. But, of course he has a couple of great parents.

meridiansmom said...

You are so durn crafty! I was feeling proud of myself for getting some paper birds the kids made at school hung from my ceiling! Ha! Well, I'm still proud of that, lol. Super cute mobile. :)

Jamie @ Bungalow Bee said...

I love it! Where do you get these ideas?! You're so talented!

casch said...

This is adorable. Another great job~well done!

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