Thursday, March 19, 2009

Both Rosalind and the Mobile Are Homemade.

Sergio and I have been on a quest over the last couple of weeks.  It was a quest to find a baby mobile that we didn't hate, that at least kind of went with our decor, and that wasn't super expensive.  We never managed to find all three things at one time and so had pretty much given up on a baby mobile.  

Then we started talking about making a mobile.  We weren't sure exactly what we could do, but we had two basic principles to start from.  It should be three dimensional and it should have bright, contrasting colors.  That was as far as we had gotten until I dragged Sergio to the biggest and most impressive JoAnn store I have ever seen today.  We wandered around looking for ideas, and then we found Sculpey.  Have you seen this stuff?  Somewhere between real clay and play-doh, but not at all messy.  You bake it in the oven.  

We decided on ladybugs and bees because they looked easy and used the right colors.  It wasn't until I spent over an hour fighting the bees wings that we decided to make many different kinds of bugs.  Preferably ones with no wings.  This is how we ended up with a caterpillar, a yellow ladybug, and an ant.  Except for the crazy looking grasshopper we are quite happy with our creation.  


Anonymous said...

Very creative! I think it is cute.


Shelley said...

You could probably sell those - yours is much cuter and of course more orginal than the boring store-bought ones.

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Anonymous said...

Thats kool son, I had imagened the mobile smaller. I realy like it!

Abbie said...

I love it! That is something that she can keep forever and give to her daughter! Very creative.