You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
For New Year’s Eve day, I had big plans of making a baby mobile for the nursery. I had spotted this adorable rainfall one by Apple of misswrangler.blogspot.com, and it was just what I was looking for to fill the space. Heading out that day to run a few errands and pick up the materials, I could tell that something just wasn’t right. I was hot, fatigued and clueless to the fact that I would go into labor in twelve hours, since it was two weeks before my due date. Watching season five of Mad Men ended up sounding like a much better decision than my DIY project. So when we brought our little man home, his room looked far like it does today.
Lucky for me, my stepsisters came to the rescue, and the weekend after we brought Easton home, they helped me trace and cut out 152 raindrops for the…
Raindrop Baby Mobile
9 felt sheets in different colors
small pillow (stuffing will be used for cloud)
hot glue gun
1. My stepsister, Sammie, was the brains behind the project. She made three different stencils from cardboard to vary size the raindrops. We ended up cutting out 152 felt raindrops.
2. We also switched up the amount of drops on each string. They ranged from seven to nine per string. The colors were placed at random, and then we hot glued two felt drop, back to back, onto the string.
3. After the glue dried, the strings were tied around the embroidery hoop. Then to hang the mobile, I tied two pieces of string on, crisscrossing the hoop.
4. The stuffing was removed from the pillow. Then I worked around the hoop, hot gluing it to the rim. Once it is attached, the stuffing can be pulled apart to fluff up the cloud.
5. To finish, my husband put a hook into a stud in the ceiling to hang the mobile from.
Even thought Easton is only two-months-old and is only supposed to be able to see 18 inches away, I swear he looks up and smiles at it every night. As he gets bigger, and is able to stand in the crib, I might cut a few drops off the end. That way it can grow with him and stay out of reach.
Now because I don’t think a post is complete without photos of the babe, here is one of his newborn pictures.
Photo by Ely Fair Photography
I wish he was still that small. He is growing like a weed, and mama’s experienced quite a few growth spurts. But I swear his feet were this big right off the bat.
Even thought there isn’t much sleep during these phases, when he naps he still looks like an angel.
The days are shorter and the nights are much, much longer, but we are enjoying every minute of it.
What crafts did you do for your nursery?