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« on: December 03, 2006 10:12:54 AM »

A friend from work is expecting her first baby, so I've been immersed in all think pink, cute and baby-ish for the past few months.

We had been browsing at Pottery Barn Kids when she saw a mobile she absolutely loved (http://www.potterybarnkids.com/pkimgs/rk/images/products/200647/0006/img41l.jpg ).  The price tag?  A whopping $50 CDN.  Friends don't let friends spend their hard-earned money on overpriced mobiles... so I told her I'd make her a one-of-a-kind version for her baby.

I used scraps of pink and green fabric (to match the nursery decor), beading wire and crimp beads, 18-gauge craft wire in various colours, and low-temp hot glue.

Here's the final result:










I'm awfully proud of how it turned out, and she was absolutely in love (but we all know pregnant women can be a tad... err... emotional).  Hope you guys like too!
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006 11:22:33 AM »

Wow, I like yours better than the original! The fabrics you used look really great together. I'll have to remember this for when I have a baby ... like in a million years.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006 11:29:13 AM »

Its so pretty!!! What a great gift.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006 12:56:17 PM »

this is beautiful!!

would you be willing to post a tutorial on how you made this?

I may be all grown up, but I still love mobiles in my room!


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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2006 01:05:53 PM »

Wow! Nice knockoff!!! You have a real eye for colors and patterns! And I second a vote for a tut, at least for assembly..I can figure out the petals myself. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2006 01:45:44 PM »

That's beautiful I absolutely understand that your friend loved it
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2006 04:59:40 PM »

I don't really like the original but I'm in love with yours.
I'm going to make one for my niece!
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2006 03:50:22 PM »

i love it!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2006 06:05:07 AM »

Thanks for the compliments everyone... I'll try to put a tute together on the weekend, because silly me forgot to take pix of each step. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2006 11:53:35 PM »

That's beautiful! Something to look at for Mom and baby during those sleepless nights!
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