Forest Friends Mobile

November 20th, 2011  |  Published in Baby, Crafts  |  9 Comments

It seems like all baby things at the stores are decorated with African animals. Don’t get me wrong; I think giraffes and elephants are adorable. But so are squirrels and black bears! My degree is in Natural Resources and I want my daughter to know about the animals in her own back yard.

So when I saw some forest creature mobiles on Etsy, I knew I had found the perfect thing for Alice! I bought some 25 cent felt squares and got to work. I got inspiration from several mobiles on Etsy for the different animals. This was actually the first baby craft I made, and it was the perfect pregnancy craft. I could make an animal a night while sitting on the couch.

I didn’t get around to assembling the mobile and hanging it until now. I had planned on hanging them from madrone sticks from my friend’s land. But it was proving difficult to work with, so I finally gave in and just used dowel rods. I think it looks great!

Alice approves! Plus she’s sleeping more in her crib these days, so she has more time to enjoy it. And I have more time to enjoy my own warm bed. Win-win!

9 Responses

  1. Nicole Gamble says:

    November 21st, 2011 at 4:53 am (#)

    What a great idea – I have to do it myself!

  2. Kim says:

    November 26th, 2011 at 8:36 pm (#)

    The mobile is absolutely lovely and so is Alice! I can’t believe I haven’t seen your blog before! I’ve added you to my google reader!

    xoxo Kim from Geek Stitching

  3. trish says:

    December 4th, 2011 at 2:03 pm (#)

    Oh how cute!! :o)

  4. Velody says:

    December 7th, 2011 at 12:27 pm (#)

    That is really adorable. I’m particularly fond of how your deer and tree came out.

    I just found your blog also. Definitely adding it to my RSS Feed. :)

  5. Annie says:

    December 10th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (#)

    I think the deer is my favorite, too!

  6. Kelly says:

    December 11th, 2011 at 3:32 am (#)

    So beautiful!! I got my first glue gun today and I’m addicted..I love love love it.

  7. Crib Rail Teething Guard :: Annie Get Your Glue Gun says:

    June 3rd, 2012 at 10:19 pm (#)

    [...] Doesn’t her crib look cozy? I wish I could snuggle up with her in there to read her a bedtime story. Her grandma made the super cute blanket and pillows to match her mobile. [...]

  8. Shaelyn says:

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:27 am (#)

    I wish you would make a tutorial I am looking everywhere for little animals for my sons future mobile but they are $20-$14 per animal. You did a beautiful job!!

  9. Shaelyn says:

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:36 am (#)

    ** $10-$14 per animal

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