Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fluffy Little Sheep

Last spring, during my annual pilgrimage back to my homeland, I happened to see the cutest baby mobile hanging in the window of Pottery Barn Kids. I quickly snapped a picture.

My first thought was that I wasn't sure if this was maybe one of those window decorations that the store uses or if it was an actual mobile I could purchase. My second thought was that I could probably just make one. Ideas began brewing.

In the next few months I would a pattern, some yarn, got some ideas for how to make a coral and boom!

This was finished in August but I just managed to get it up over the holiday with the help of my dad. My parents are pretty used to my crafting antics. My dad says when I was little I would try to put all sorts of weird things together using Scotch tape. So I doubt he was surprised when I called him asking, "do you think I could make a round coral out of balsa wood?" Anyway, you can, and he hung it up with a simple screw hook.

I don't know if Daniel is terribly taken with it. He does look at it but I was hoping for a more enthusiastic reaction than drooling.

Yarn: Martha Stewart Crafts Roving Wool in Snowdrift (2 skeins) and Tahki Yarns Montana in Charcoal (about 42 yards)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Began: August 1
Completed: August 17


  1. well I am certainly taken with it, bravo for you! I love it, very creative and sooooo cute.

  2. This is just too cute! I can't believe you planned all of that from a picture!

  3. you are amazing!!
    from just looking at the photos i would have assumed you had gone out and bought one! wonderful wonderful work!!
    (i may have drooled a bit when i saw it as well!)

  4. What a beautiful mobile for your little one. I think this will become a family heirloom!

  5. OMGosh, good for you on creating this on your own and not paying buckets for a Pottery Barn Kids one. This is so adorable!


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