Hey everyone – Nancy from Small Things with Love and I decided to swap blogs for the day. She’s got an adorable project to share, and I’ll be over on her blog sharing an awesome project, too! So, stop over and say Hi if you can! -S
Hello Love and Laundry readers! I am Nancy from Small Things with Love and I am beyond excited to be here. I have been a long-time reader of Shatzi’s blog, and am so grateful that she is allowing me to blog here today.
Before I get to the project, here is a little about me. I am a stay at home mom of one little boy, and we are excited to welcome a little girl into the family in November (yup, so that means that I am getting big and pregnant these days). I am married to a wonderful man and I am addicted to projects of all kinds. I love stitching, painting, gluing, cooking, snapping photos, really creating in any way. I have lists and lists of projects I want to do…if only there was more time!
And, onto the project! If you spend any amount of time on my blog you will quickly find that I love working with felt. My husband jokes that he is going to come home one day and find us living in a felt house… Although that might be a bit of an exaggeration, I am pretty keen on the material. And so, in keeping with that, today I will be sharing a simple project I put together for my little girl who will be arriving in a few months.
I wanted something simple and soft. We, of course, had car seat mobiles for my son, but they were big and bulky and I felt like they were always in the way. I was constantly putting it on and taking it off for various reasons. Also, this is a mobile for an infant so I though the simple shape was best with lots of contrasting colors.
Supplies needed for this project:
- Colorful Felt
- Embroidery Thread and Needle
- Quilt Batting
Step 2: Set aside the back piece. Using a whip stitch, applique the smaller two circles onto the top circle.
Step 3: Once all of the circles are together, cut out a piece of quilt batting that is slightly smaller than the largest circle. Sandwich this between the top and bottom circle. Then, pin a ribbon in place. One long ribbon should run through the entire string of circles. Another smaller piece of ribbon should also come out the top of the first circle. These two pieces of ribbon coming out the top of the top circle will allow you to tie it to the car seat handle. Once all is in place and pinned, do a blanket stitch around the outside of each circle.
Step 4: Attach to car seat, add an infant, and away you go!