Last week my son quietly woke up from his nap. Then he stood up in his crib to go play with his mobile, which was located within his grasp. I came in to check on him, after I heard him laugh, to find that he had destroyed his mobile. He had pulled off all the hanging pieces and ripped them up. Now under normal circumstances I may have been upset. That was not the case in this situation. I was actually thrilled that he had done this. I hated the mobile. I was never a fan of it. It was something that I had made, but wasn’t satisfied with. The only reason I kept it around was because it was magical. Yep, we called it the magical mobile. Anytime my son would cry uncontrollably all we had to do was put him in front of the mobile and the tears stopped. He loved it! But when I found it destroyed not only was I thrilled that it was gone, but I was excited that I was going to be able to make him another one!
I knew exactly what I wanted to do this time around! In my Dr. Seuss Storage box post, I mentioned how I attempted to wall paper an entire wall with pages from a Dr. Seuss book. It was a disaster. So I had a few extra pages left over from this failed experiment. Some I used to create the storage bins. Others I used for this new mobile.
I started out by cutting the pages into the shape of the cats hats- you know The Cat, the one in The Hat. And actually I didn’t do any of the cutting. My circuit did it all for me. I fed my child breakfast while my machine cut away.
I wasn’t sure if it would make sense to have just a bunch of solid hats, since the Cats Hat is striped. So I cut out half of the hats in stripes and half of the hats in solid.
The next step was to sew them all together. I ran all of the pieces through my sewing machine. I switched the color of thread for each strand. Some I did in yellow and some I did in blue.
Here is one completed strand.
I hung each strand to two wooden sticks that I painted blue and yellow.
I absolutely love how this turned out. I know that this mobile may not be everyone's taste. It works so well in the room. It goes a long a lot better with the type of feel that I was going for in the room.
Here is a closer look at some of the hats.
And most importantly my son loves it! (And it is conveniently out of his grasp :)