I have been working closely with a dear friend of mine Belinda of Petite Vintage Interiors to create an almost completely DIY nursery for little She-Ra (not her name, just what I have been calling my tummy since week 20) and I could not be more thrilled with what we have come up with. My main goal with this room was to create a beautiful girly space on as small of a budget as possible. My version of nesting is creating anything and everything for my baby, and I just wanted to have a room that I could walk into and feel a real sense of accomplishment.
Over the next little while I will post bits and pieces from She-Ra's nursery. This project has given me a little bit more clarity about what direction I want to go in with my little business; I want to create pieces for little people's spaces. It's going to be a little bit of a journey, but I think I feel a bit more comfortable with this given my growing family and busy little life.
Project #1 - The Mobile
For this one I knew I wanted to work with felt. I have attempted to make felt mobiles before, but I over complicated them and have a drawer full of cut out pieces which have never been blanket stitched into anything. I wanted something girly and cute, so what's more cute and girly than clouds and birdies. I had previously had a jungle mobile that someone had given me as a baby shower gift for Rylan, so in the interest of keeping things thrifty, I decided to upcycle.
Here is the progression of how I got to my finished product.
After I completed the mobile, my girlfriend changed her little girl on the change table and I realised that the strings were way too long and would probably be more annoying than stimulating, so I shortened the strings, covered up the jungle sticker on the music box and here's what it looks like in action.