Cashew's Mobile

It's been about a month and a half since I posted about my ideas of some of the projects I wanted to do for little Miss Cashew's room and I've been slowly churning them out (her A's blanket, the roman shade and her painting). And the current project I've been working on is her mobile. As I said before, I didn't want it to be super BABY, I wanted it to be fun and reflective of Chris and my personalities (tools, music, movies, sports) and thanks to some of your suggestions too, I've made 10 little felt creations! (And if you follow us on Facebook you would have seen my previews of the little objects as I've been making them)

The best part is that so far this project has cost me $3 in felt (I already had about 1/3 of the felt I used on hand)

I also used some batting I already had to fluff some of the objects up so they wouldn't be totally flat.

There's the paintbrush

The saw

A drill (Milwaukee, obviously)

A little Converse shoe - at one point I had 9 pairs of Converse, but I've gotten myself more under control and now only have 5 - I'm a tennis shoes kind of girl

A VW bug - Chris has his beloved Malcolm still sitting on our backyard lawn, one day we'll get it up and running again

A baseball (it's my favorite sport)

A football (Chris' favorite sport)

A VHS tape - I was going to do a movie reel, but it was difficult to get a title on it too and I liked the idea of having a VHS tape because that's what Chris and I watched when we were little. And Chris picked "It's a Wonderful Life" as the movie to go on it - it's a favorite of ours and is a great title :)

A hammer (blue handle to mimic Chris' framing hammer)

And a CD, after all, Chris and I met at Tower Records. He picked an album by a little known hip hop artist named One.Be.Lo. that he learned about while working at Tower called S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. Obviously the title of the CD fits perfectly, but the CD also has special meaning because we both listened to it all the time during the first year of our relationship after I moved to TX and Chris was still living in Davis. I love every single song on the album and we got to see him perform in TX after Chris moved in with me

I LOVE them all. Of course, none of them are at all to scale

A VHS tape is a lot smaller than a car, and a shoe is bigger than a CD, but you get the idea.

Now, here is my predicament: I don't know whether I want the mobile (which still has to be constructed) to hang over the crib or her changing table. It could also be split into 2 smaller mobiles (5 items each) and one could go over each. What do you think? Moms and dads out there, do you find you want your little one occupied by something fun to stare at while in their crib, or while you're changing them? Advice desired. Go!


priscilla said...

You should make these and sell them on Etsy. Just great!

Deb said...

I had one over the crib (that one had sparkly things and music I believe)- and I had something over the changing table because I needed them still when I was changing them ;) Either way, both were gone by the time they were about 9 months old - they never needed the one over the crib to entertain them and I couldn't risk them getting hold of either of them. This is a great idea - very creative :)

meryl rose said...

Thanks Priscilla!

And thanks for the advice Deb, I think I'm leaning toward splitting them up into 2 and putting one over each.

Bunny @ 86n It said...

I vote for over the crib. I kept bumping FC's changing table mobile with my head!

Melanie said...

I say split it and hang above the crib and change table. My lil guy loved looking at stuff during both naptime and diaper changes.