Monday, July 9, 2012
hot air balloon baby mobile
I've always loved hot air balloons. I've never rode in one, and probably never will (I'm skeered of heights) but they are just so darn adorable. I love the ones with different colored panels...it's the quilter in me I guess! I drew my inspiration from a few I found on Etsy and had to make my own for the new nursery decor. Maybe it will be hot air balloon themed. I dunno! I'm not huge on themed rooms...but I did buy some elephant fabric for the crib skirt...er...maybe elephants riding in hot air balloons can be the theme? *chirp chirp* Yeah.
It is all hand stitched. I know, yowsa! Seriously though, it was really relaxing...and my fingertips only hurt for the last two balloons... ;) I think I needed a slow paced project to ease me into working on that huge pile of fabric I ordered. I used wool felt (and wool blend) as I am a felt snob. Yes I admit it freely! If you've never worked with wool felt...please do yourself a favor and get your hands on some. The quality is amazing...and the colors are fabulous. I get most of mine here, though the coral (salmon) colored felt is from here.
I will have a pattern and tutorial up soon! Even for the wood hanger. You could make any shape in felt you desire to hang up...it would still be assembled the same way.
So what do you think? Are you enamored with hot air balloons too? What shapes are you imagining floating above your head? Cause who said mobiles are just for the bebes? I just wrote a whole paragraph in questions?