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A DIY Nautical Mobile

While designing my son’s nautical themed nursery, I had a lot of difficulty finding decor items that worked in the space because the colour scheme I chose wasn’t common (instead of using the classic navy blue and white colours, I opted for a more muted, vintage-feeling blue and cream colour combination).  So, in order to have a mobile that matched the rest of the room, I decided to custom make it.  The entire thing took quite awhile to make, but I’m so happy I made it myself (and just in the nick of time, I might add – when I finished, I patted my belly and said “You can come now, baby boy”.  I went into labour the next day, a full week ahead of my due date!).  Here it is:

The top part of the mobile is made with an embroidery hoop wrapped in nautical-style rope; the sailboats and whales are hand sewn based on a pattern I made by looking at some pictures of sailboats and whales online, using material swatches I ordered from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child (so they would match the bedding in Aiden’s nursery) and the anchors are made with cardboard cutouts I free hand drew, then wrapped in brown yarn.  Wooden beads were added to the strings to add some nautical charm!

Did you hand-make your child’s mobile?  I would love to see a picture!

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