Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ady’s mobile is done!!

This weekend I finished Ady’s mobile.  I am getting there with my list.  Wahoo!  I have been wanting to get her mobile done since she was born…uuummmm 6 months ago today. :)  I bought these little birdies at Hob Lob during Christmas for $1.00 each.  I knew I wanted to use them for her mobile in one way or another.  They have been sitting in her closet ever since, waiting for the right inspiration.  Good ‘ol Pottery Barn pulled through for me.  I was browsing the magazine one day when it hit me.  Do you want to see it???

        Krysta’s version of a mobile. (Pottery Barn Inspired)

A's Mobile   Mobile - 1

I love how simple and beautiful it is. 

It really was easy to make too.  It’s a straw wreath (I don’t remember what size, but I used the smaller one of the two) with white ribbon wrapped around it to cover the straw.  (I wrapped it twice because you could still see the straw and I didn’t like that.)  Then I used the same kind of ribbon to attach to the wreath to hang it from.  They are attached with straight pins.  I cut two long lengths of ribbon.  One attached horizontally and the other attached vertically.  Then when you pull it together at the top you have two loops you can hang it from.  It is then tied together at the top in one  loopy knot and hung from a swag hook on the ceiling.  I don’t know if that makes any sense at all.  I should have taken a picture of that.  The thought crossed my mind, but it seemed kind of boring at the time.  

Then I popped the tops of the flowers off the stems and hot glued them on the middle to top part of the wreath.  Actually, Kaylee popped them off for me.  She was a little helper.  Flowers 

I loved randomly arranging them and coming up with my own design. 

Then I painted  black dots on the birdies with the back of a small paint brush.  I had to give Ady something more interesting to stare at then plain white birds. 

Birdie

Birdies - 2

I like how cute and whimsical they turned out.  Not a bad purchase for $1.oo each.  I’m glad I finally got to use them.  I tied each end of the sheer pink ribbon in a knot.  Then used straight pins to attach the ribbon to the top of the wreath and also to the bird. 

                Here is Ady’s view.

Mobile-2

One of the things I really love about this mobile is that it can grow with her.  When she is done with her crib I can take the birds off of the wreath to give it a little more grown up feel and hang it above her big girl bed.  So many fun options!

And this is how we roll behind the scenes…

Ady and Daddy copy 

Casey found this back pack on Craig’s List this weekend for $5.00.  It’s in perfect shape.  He’s been keeping his eye out for one for over a month now.  All of my Providence friends probably remember Casey out in our yard mowing the lawn with our children on his back like this.  Well, it’s too hot to do that here, but he can get his “Honey-Do’s” done this way!  He loves doing this!  He totes her around everywhere.  I love him for being such a great dad and for supporting me with all of my crazy notions because let’s admit it…Sometimes they can be pretty crazy.  And  he still loves me!

 

I am linking up to Just a Girls Show and Share Day, DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land and the Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello.

27 comments:

The Faridoni Fam said...

That is so charming!!

Kimberly said...

beautiful mobile! so pretty! you did a great job.

Jennifer said...

I'm so inspired K! I may try that one with the next baby! (if it's a girl) I also keep thinking about your vintage "spring" banner too! You need to go in to business girl!

Beth Curtis said...

that is adorable!! My favorite is the pic of Casey. I love little Ady in her leg warmers. I need to find one of those backpacks! Beck is growing out of his bjorn ( and I am SO sad).

Lindsey Jensen said...

That is adorable!!! I love the way it turned out!!!

Alison said...

I love it. Very beautiful.

this blessed nest said...

oh it is darling!

how beautiful. i have always wanted to make one (2) but never did.

have a beautiful week!
kellie

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

Um, gorgeous! totally beautiful. I want one above my bed. :-)

Brynne said...

Have I ever mentioned that I think you are the most talented & crafty person I know??

Andrea said...

Okay so I have not been reading blogs in days, and I found this on Just a girl. Yeah!! I knew it was yours when I saw it. I love it. I am inspired to get mine done. I hope you don't mind if I copy.

To The Moon and Back said...

This is adorable! I love it.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a beautiful mobile! I love this! I could totally see just adding some tulle in the middle for a "princess canopy" when she's a big girl! And the "peek" at the rest of her bedroom looks lovely as well. Have a wonderful day today!
Blessings,
Stacey

Kasey Hunt said...

I LOVE IT!! Great job.

Melissa said...

What a great daddy! Thanks for the comment!

{The Classy Woman} said...

What a gorgeous mobile!

Sandra said...

Oh that is beautiful. I made a couple of these (inspired by a Pottery Barn mobile)but hanging the birds just took it to the next level. Love it!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

This is the cutest mobile ever!! I love her nursery. Great job!

Krysta said...

Thank you for all of your comments! This is the first time I have been a part of a linky party before. I can't believe how much fun it is! Your comments are all so sweet and it really means so much. :)

Art by Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

I love it!!! looks lovely ♥

Mel Tales said...

Beautiful!!!! Great job!!!!

Art by Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Simply lovely!...

Anj said...

I came hear earlier today and ooohed and awwed over this! It's so gorgeous!

Thank you as well for the sweet comment on my blog.

I also took a peek at your other blog. Very cool. I will be visiting both often!

itmom said...

This is SO SO BEAUTIFUL. There are no words really. Amazing job. I am inspired.

Jessica said...

LOVE your mobile!! It's gorgeous!! With yours as inspiration, I'm going to make one to hang off our chandelier for Mother's Day Brunch! Thanks for the wonderful project! :)

Kristy said...

Just found your blog....we are a Texas family too!! Love the mobile and loved reading through some of your recent posts!!

rayndrop said...

the mobile is just beautiful. it reminds me of something from pottery barn kids. it makes me want to make one for our new number 5! thanks for sharing. (i saw it over at tater tots and jello.)

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

This is so, so beautiful!
Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. :)

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