I have a deep hatred of most of the baby toys and thing available from the shop. No particular reason, maybe because they are all so commercialised? But I have been struggling with what to do about a mobile. Did I even need one? It is bad karma to have anything over your head while you sleep because your brain tells you it might fall and injure you. I do know that having something to keep bub visually stimulated might be a god send in terms of keeping him settled so I decided to keep looking. I found a heap of beautiful ones on Etsy but they were way out of my budget. So, as I often do, I turned to Pinterest. Finally I found one that I liked and that I could make quite cheaply. Tools are basically a stick from the front yard, some fishing line (grabbed it off my fishing rod), feathers, felt. That’s it! I also used scissors and a needle to thread the fishing line through the leaves. My pug loved it too 🙂ImageImageImage

 I now need to devise a way to hang it above the cot without damaging the ceiling as we are renting. Blu tac? Sticky tape?


2 thoughts on “Mobile

  1. I love this idea. I completely agree about the fake-ness of baby toys. An idea for hanging it – in my old apartment we had these little brass hooks I got in a pack from Lowes. They were approx 1inch in diameter and maybe 1/4 inch screw. I would nail in a small nail, pull it out, then screw in this hook. I used them everywhere for bananas, and oven mits to hanging small pots of succulents. When we moved out we covered all the holes with caulk. They work wonderful in dry wall but I had plaster so I had to be VERY careful to screw them in so that I wouldn’t create a larger hole than I intended.

    I think I’ll make one of these for my soon to be niece.

    • The hooks sound like a great idea but I think climbing up to hang them is a bit beyond me at the moment. Maybe I can convince BD its a good idea?

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