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« on: November 13, 2006 03:03:29 PM »


i've been asked to make a baby mobile for my sister-in-law's new baby who will be arriving very soon 

i was just wondering if anyone had any good ideas about how i could go about making this?
ideally i would make it from amigurumi - but i can't crochet - which obvously would make this rather difficult!!

i can knit ok and i my sewing is not too bad. i was thinking about doing something made out of felt shapes?

do you think that it's important that the objects hanging from the mobile face downwards? i would have thought that this was an important thing, but when i've been looking at mobiles on google images, loads of them have flat pieces hanging down that should be viewed from the side rather than underneath.

any thoughts or ideas that anyone has about this will be greatly appreciated 
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006 03:17:20 PM »

i made one for a friend earlier this year, check out my post:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71659.0
it was needle felted, but i'm sure you could make something similar with craft felt.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 03:23:18 PM »

i think i would either find little stuffed animal patterns that i like or that go with their theme and attach them to a square or circle. i think i would either use a embroidery hoop (or anything like that) wrapped with ribbon like in the second pic or a square with a "tent over it like in the last pic. if they don't have a theme bright colors are good as they encourage eye developement




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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006 03:44:00 PM »

I think it's important to have the animals facing downward if its to entertain the baby and not just make the room look cute. A lot of mobiles have the animals so the adult sees them and the baby underneath gets a weird view. Hold one of those traditional mobiles over your head, it sucks. Also, babies are very interested in human faces at early ages and can only see black and white and red patterns at first. (think checks, swirls, stripes)
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2006 03:50:48 PM »

IMO, a good mobile looks interesting whether you're looking at it from below (like the baby) or from the side/above (like the parent).

I'm working on one right now that's a grouping of flowers made of craft wire and fabric - the flowers face down for baby, but they're layered and curved so that you they're not completely 2-D either.  It won't be hanging over the crib and will be out of reach of grabby little hands, so I'm not worried about the dangers of wire - but keep in mind that anything going over the crib should have as no edges that might hurt baby, and preferably no small parts that might present a choking hazard if they come off (says the girl who swallowed the clapper from a bell as a baby).

There's a wonderful thread of animal shaped cat toys made of felt http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63399.0... I'm picturing something similar to the birdie, but only flying so that it looks cute from all angles?
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