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« on: April 05, 2011 11:25:37 AM »

My friends are having a baby (any day now!) and they are both fans of Disneyland, which led to a debate over the nursery theme: Pirates of the Caribbean or Enchanted Tiki Room? They met a compromise by choosing "pirates and parrots" which gives everyone the best of both worlds.

I made them a themed baby mobile with plush toys attached. The hoop is 8" and the plush dangly bits are about 3" wide for the pirates and 3" tall for the parrots. I used a thick satin, variegated floss for the 'string' and covered the hoop in a Jolly Roger print fabric, attached with fabric glue.

I used "safety eyes" for each character (including the skull on the Captain's hat), just in case the baby takes a bite, but what I didn't account for was the thickness of the "safety" part of the eye behind the fabric. It made the parrots a bit wall-eyed. Oops! Fortunately, they prefer to hang with a side view (as they are intended to be seen).


Pirates & Parrots mobile by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Pirates & Parrots mobile by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Pirates & Parrots mobile by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Pirates & Parrots mobile by giddygirlie, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011 02:05:30 PM »

That is as rad as it is adorable! I'm sure it will make one little pirate very happy Cheesy and parrots and pirates are a classic mix, they go well together!
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011 08:38:08 PM »

So cute!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011 10:04:38 AM »

Thank you so much! These were fun to make, except that my kitten was disappointed that it wasn't for him. He had such high hopes...  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011 01:36:55 PM »

This is fantastic! I'm sure they'll love it Cheesy This Rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011 12:25:51 AM »

Super cute Cheesy love pirates Cheesy one lucky baby
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011 12:42:59 AM »

That has got to be the cutest mobile I have ever seen.
I'm thinking something similar may be exactly what I need for my bub due in 5 weeks.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2011 09:01:13 AM »

So cute! I love the pirates face in your second picture Smiley Well Done ^.^
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