my first foray into felt baby mobiles...which took me FOREVER to finish! this owl mobile was started in april before baby ben was born and i didn't finish it until august when the little one was 3 months old, oops! had some definite learning curves on the way, firstly threading ribbon through stuffed shapes is really tough! resorted to embroidery thread which was much easier to get through the stuffing and i think looks nicer, the little shapes also swing and twist better too. secondly, i need to get a nice balance between the detail and the amount of sewing required....it probably doesn't help that i'm a slow sewer but it did take a (really long!) while to stitch all the little details on (the owls are double sided so you don't get a plain back when they twist). i've spotted other designs which are just the silhouette shapes like the hearts so that might be a quicker way to go....thinking of making a garland for myself, maybe hearts, or leaves...not sure yet. aaaand,a football themed effort, hmmm.....!
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