I decided to make a hanging mobile for the baby. Textiles is one of my big areas within art & design; hand sewing, embroidery, screen printing, knitting, I absolutely adore it. I'd bough an enourmous pack of felt on an impulse buy at Trago Mills, I'd been pottering around with it, making things like this:
Vintage Rose brooch.
I told you I like the new My Little Pony...
I made Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie brooches.
All hand designed and embroidered by me.
I figured felt would be the easiest material to use, having already experiemented with it. Considering it's light, durable, simple to cut and stitches beautifully. Plus it's soft and has a massive appeal to children because of it's range of bright colours. Not forgetting the popular toy Fuzzy Felt.
I had already decided I would hand stitch it all, I felt my sewing machine would probably eat the fabric. Additionally it also gave the mobile a very quaint 'handmade' feel. I chose animals as my theme, something simple which I could be creative with.
I made Alfie the Lion first...
Then Billy the Elephant, Toby the Parrot and Fred the Tiger
Dad helped me make a frame out of MDF wood, which I painted a bright green. I also decided to attach the animals by ribbon to the mobile.
Here's the card I made too:
Rarity, Rainbow Dash & Pinkie Pie (c) Lauren Faust & Hasbro