I'm really excited to share this really darling baby mobile that I made for my cousin. It was a special request for mushrooms, pine trees, and hedgehogs. I felt it needed an owl too. If you know my cousin, then you know this woodland theme is totally her. I really enjoy making these. If anyone wants me to make them one, I would love to do it! They are so relaxing to make.
After I made it, I wanted to compare it to ones I made in the past. For my daughter I made this bunny mobile and a couple of years ago I made this bear mobile for my niece. I noticed I only had four hanging things as apposed to the six I've made in the past, but each critter/thing is a bit more detailed. I think it was due to the smaller wooden hoop. I used a wooden one instead of a plastic one for a nature feel and the wooden was that I found was smaller.
The owl is one of my favorites. I had to make the gray floss since I didn't have any and didn't feel like going out to the craft store again in the same day. I had been out earlier for more felt! I used a copic N1 for the belly and N5 for the body. I was surprised just how well it worked. When I did eventally go back to the craft store, I couldn't find any gray floss that I liked. They all looked more brown gray than a true gray. I have this same issue with gray paint right now for my home. Gray paint is a bit blue or it is brown or it is purple. What about a gray made from black and white? Is that so hard to ask for.
I tried to go for a more natural looking tree.
I love my hedgehog! Normally, I draw on a piece of paper what I want to make first. Then cut it out and trace it onto felt. But with this little guy I just drew it right on the felt for part and they other part I just kind of free cut. I'm really surprised just how cute he is. He kind of has a surfer shag going on. lol
The mushroom was the first one I made out of all the parts.
I decided to hide a little ladybug at the top for a bit of surprise! It took me two tries to get an acceptable ladybug.