Whenever I’m looking for a new craft, I start at my Pinterest boards and then I go through the supplies I have on hand. Many of you know that I was blessed with the birth of a beautiful granddaughter in the late fall of last year and this latest piece was inspired by her beauty and the lovely way her Mom has decorated her nursery.
I admit I started out looking for a toy or a doll I could make for her to play with since she is on the move these days, but when I saw a photo of a bohemian baby mobile, I had to give it a try……and it came together nicely with items I already had on hand.
Isn’t it adorable?!?
The base is an old embroidery hoop I had on hand along with various mediums of fabric and thread. The piece measures a little over 18″ in length from the hoop to the ends of the fabric. I created the piece to hang in the nursery, but not directly over the crib.
It would be nice to say that it worked up quickly, but there was a lot of time in gathering all the supplies and cutting the fabric pieces as well as the knotting I did with most of the thread I put on the piece. Overall, it took me three days to complete.
Of course, I can’t stop with just one mobile…..so now I’m working on one for my house. It’s a tassel mobile I started right after I finished the Boho Baby Mobile and I love it so far, but it’s taking an enormous amount of time….
The handmade tassels are what is so time consuming. I bought a tassel maker at the craft store to help, but it’s still a lot of work. I have been making tassels in my free time for going on two weeks and I’m still not finished!
Today I will be finishing the last of the tassels I need to go around the hoop and I will be adding either wood beads or plastic beaded sun catchers to it….probably both. I plan for this piece to be longer and for the pieces to move in the wind.
I can’t wait to show off the completed work. I will share finished photos later this week. I hope it turns out as lovely as the Boho Baby Mobile did. Check back to see my updates, or better yet, subscribe so you won’t miss a single post!