Tuesday, March 13

Baby Mobile

I've been working on this custom mobile for what seems like forever now, and I FINALLY completed it last week!  The animals were no problem for me (well, except for the zebra who turned out crazy the first time around and needed a redo), but the construction of the mobile was a challenge.  I've never done a mobile before and I had just planned on hanging the animals from an embroidery hoop covered with yarn.  What looked good in my head didn't translate as well in real life, so I sat.  And I thought.  And I obsessed.  And this is what I came up with:

It makes the babies go wild.
xoxo Katie

60 comments:

  1. this is so amazing!
    I know what you mean about the mobile. I've had to make mobiles for my art classes and they are so much harder to make than it would appear! Just getting everything balanced and such.
    Great job, this looks like something that would make any one go wild, not just babies :)

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  2. Oh, that is so gorgeous! It turned out great!

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  3. Wow, that turned out gorgeous! I've always wanted to do a jungle/safari themed nursery!

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  4. you just ooze talent. i knew you'd rock it :)
    (and that last pic is pure gold.)

    ~d.

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  5. amazing. that looks great. mobiles might be a challenge getting the weight even too!

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  6. so adorable! i love the elephant!
    ~niki <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

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  7. omg, so cute! i never thought to use your critters for a mobile!

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  8. Too cute! After only seeing the first picture, I must admit that it looked like the poor animals were being hanged.. But fortunately that wasn't the case. ;-)

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  9. That is so well done! The animals are precious. You sure are talented.

    Loulou

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  10. That giraffe is too precious! Well done!

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  11. Oh my! This mobile is amazing!
    Love it so much! Unfortunately i'm not a mom yet so, but when i will this is the first thing i'll buy! :)

    Love, Sari

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  12. Oh, this is such a darling thing. Wish I could do a similar thing if/when I have a baby ;)

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  13. That is just beautiful! such a cute nursery addition.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh my goodness!! This is just the cutest thing!!!!!! You are so talented Katie!! xo

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  15. Eeek! Totally adorable! I love the construction you chose - it really adds to the cuteness of the animals! Well done on a brand new win, Katie! You nailed it!
    Luvluv,
    Sway
    Ps. Posey is just the cutest!

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  16. Very cute!!!! :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  17. This is incredible and so cute--no wonder it makes the babies go wild :)

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  18. I LOVE this. I made a mobile for my friend, but I did a dream catcher one. But this would have been so freaking CUTE!

    xoxo - http://cachecloset.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love the elephant! This mobile has to be the cutest thing ever! The colors are just perfect! If you do more I would love to see them!

    -Madeline Grace
    Just Let the Sparrows Fly

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  20. This is so adorable! Would it be weird if a grown woman had this hanging above her bed?..... Becauuuuse I love it..... ;)

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  21. Beautiful! Love the cute little giraffe :)

    Great job pretty!

    XO, Ali

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  22. awwww i freakin' love it!! its sooo cute!!

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  23. It's so darling, Katie! I can imagine something like this wasn't easily whipped up over night. It totally shows how much thought you put into it.

    Well done, friend!

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  24. That's fantastic! I want one for myself. :P

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  25. The zebra is soooo cute! Nice work! I could never create anything like that!

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  26. beautiful Katie! You always manage to take something as common as a baby mobile and turn it into an heirloom.
    xo

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  27. So darling. I would love to look at this from my crib! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  28. Smart Cookie!
    REALLY CUTE!

    This is the non-crazy Zebra? He still looks like he's tweaking out!!

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  30. Wild success! It's perfect.

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  31. That zebra is fantastic! He cracks me up (in a good way) :-)

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  32. This is too cute! And that zebra turned out darling.

    ♥ sécia
    http://www.petiteinsanities.com/

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  33. Truth be told, I envy those plush-making skills of yours. Your shop was the first handmade shop that I feel in love with, and I'm still in love! It looks gorgeous!

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    1. That is so special! Thank you so much!! <3

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  34. LOVE! It's wonderful! I wish I had even an ounce of your great talent, Katie! ♥

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  35. Its looks amazing! I would seriously hang this above MY bed, and I am 25! The composition of the mobile looks both cozy and professionally done at the same time- a job well done!
    :)

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  36. So adorable! I love all the little animals, but the giraffe and elephant are my favorite!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  37. Cute!!! I want one for myself haha. Great job!

    p.s. I am having my first ever giveaway if you would like to enter :)
    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  38. I cannot wait for it to come so I can hang it up in Krew's nursery! I could not be happier with how it turned out. Thanks again Katie!

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  39. This is absolutely fantastic...I've been asked before to do custom mobiles, and I'm a little hesitant b.c. of all the work. Maybe I'll just tell them about yours :)

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  40. so adorable! You're amazing. Love this.

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  41. Oh, my goodness - I love the hair on the lion and zebra!

    xo
    cortnie

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  42. o wow. this is incredibly adorable and DIFFERENT! love it! great job!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com
    http://posheventplanning.com
    http://www.shebudgets.com/author/grace-lynne-fleming/

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  43. when i have kids i am so buying this. actually i want to buy this even though i don't have a baby.

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  44. so cute! i made a mobile for my son a few years ago, using an embroidery hoop. here is a link if you'd like to see how it turned out: http://malcolmsmom.blogspot.com/2009/11/malcolms-new-mobile.html <3

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  45. That was an ingenious way to join your pieces. Super cute.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  46. That was an ingenious way to join your pieces. Super cute.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  47. Oh these are so cute! You are so talented. Amazing!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  48. WOW that is the cutest!! I want one above my bed! HA

    http://theistadiaries.com

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  49. This is soooo helpful! I am currently working on a baby mobile too and I didn't think about the weight thhing! I've done and undone so many times!

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