Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Hot air balloon mobile–finished!

Remember that hot air balloon mobile I was making? 

Well it’s all finished!


Can you tell I’m pretty happy with it?

Tony (my Mum’s partner) helped me made the wooden bit at the top. (Well, pretty much he did it, but I, wanting to use a power tool did drill the 4 corner holes, so that counts for something, right?)

I mentioned in my last post on this, but if you want to make your own the go check out this awesome tutorial from 'Craftiness is not optional'.

I don’t know what you’re like, but when I’m pregnant and start collecting little bit and bobs for the new baby, I like to pull them out and admire them every now and then – and just imagine those big baby eyes looking up at the mobile or that chubby body wearing those Nana-knitted singlets etc…. (please tell me I’m not alone?)

… Anyway this was what I did yesterday on completion of the mobile. I also wanted to see how my 'Touch the sky' print from Sweet William looked with the co-ordinating mobile. (At least this was how I managed to justify this overly cheesy and staged photoshoot in my mind!)


And those other baby bits and bobs …


Well, so far I’ve got a couple of things including a lovely collection of Nana knits … and … The lovely people at  Kiwi Mummy Blogs have sent me this AMAZING Motorola Digital Wireless Video Baby Monitor to review. So watch this space!


And of course I have the slow burn project - the hexagon quilt … I have to confess I haven’t made any progress since my last update… it’s not that I’m getting sick of it or anything, I just keep getting distracted by new projects.

The to-do list if definitely not getting any shorter! Do you have the problem of a constantly growing to-do list, like me?

Joining in with my creative space and Show and Tell.

Jenny x

See also: my inspiration post for unisex nursery ideas


Leonie said...

That mobile is Gorgeous! id be stoked too! love sweet william and love that print! exciting collecting baby goodies :) My to-do list is ever expanding! One day ill get there :)

Alyna Higgs-James said...

So sweet looking awesome!

Sophie Slim said...

Looove it! So cool! My mum knits those wee singlets too! They are so lovely, and she uses tiny 2ply wool so it feels like air! And so stretchy!


ButterandBuntings said...

Love it so much! Will definatly give this a go sometime!

Stella Rutherford said...

Looks gorgeous! Love these photos, and love your owl softies, and the polkadot maternity dress... Comment bulk hit! In other words, love everything!

kate said...

ohhh!!!! loving all those delicious things.. I really really want the sweet william balloon print!! You are totally NOT alone.. i did it all the time with Theos bits and bobs! Was always pulling them out and looking.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That is so cute, lucky baby :)

Miss Adelaide said...

That is gorgeous! Well done - it looks fabulous and will be a very cheery addition to the baby's room. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful mobile - it makes me want to make one!

Kirsty said...

It looks fantastic! You've done a really beautiful job.

Miss Muggins said...

The mobile is just beautiful and will provide many hours of happy gazing!