Monday, December 12, 2011

Cutest Mobile EVER!

Well, we all know I have been on a crazy rosette making, rope gluing, ruffle adding spree lately... and trust me this post will not disappoint!    I just need one of my friends to have a little girl so I can give it to them!  (all of my friends are popping out boys lately).

If you want to know how I do the rosettes you can see my tutorial here.  I started by making 14 in a pretty white and pink combo.


Next, I wrapped a crochet circle (you can find them at any thrift store if you look hard enough or at a craft store) in the same pink fabric.  I just used a 2 inch thick piece of fabric about 3 feet long and attached it at the ends with hot glue.


Then, I used some jewelry line (I would have used fishing line if I could have found any in my hubby's fishing stuff) to string the rosettes.  


Just pull the line through the center of the rosette and pull it to the place you want it on the line and then tie a knot so it doesn't slide back down. You can also string it through the rosette the same way you would sew a button if you want it to be more secure. Then repeat until you have 3 or 4 rosettes evenly spaced along the line.  It's ok if the rosette tilts a bit, the look really cute off kilter like that.




I made 4 strings, 2 with three rosettes on them, and 2 with 4.  I did the colors randomly throughout so it would look more dynamic.  Then you just tie the strings evenly around your crochet circle.

Next, I cut 4 strips of fabric about 2 inches wide and 2 feet long.  I tied them evenly around the crochet loop and then gathered them together so that the circle hung evenly and tied them all in a knot about halfway up the fabric.



Next I used a key ring and looped the ends of the fabric through and then tied another knot just above the first knot.  This way you have something to hang it on:) 




And there you have it :)  Now to find a little girl who needs one!



Hope you have a happy day!


4 comments:

  1. Wow that looks so lovely! I love the fabrics you used! :)

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  2. That is really cute! And soft and lightweight!

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