Sorry about the glare, I must have taken a million pictures of the painting but I just couldn’t get one without the glare. If you couldn’t tell, the painting is of the lyrics of one of my favorite Beatles songs, Hey Jude, which is what Jude is being named for.
The second thing I finished for the nursery this week was a mobile to go over Jude’s crib. I’ve been looking at mobiles online for what seems like forever and nothing I could find was just right. I found a few on Etsy that I liked that were made of paper but I couldn’t justify spending $80 on something I could make myself. Here is what I came up with!
While it did take forever to make, it was pretty easy. I used the outside of a wooden embroidery hoop for the top circle and two wooden dowel rods for support. I epoxied the dowel rods together and then to the inside of the hoop. For the circles, I used two different sized circle punches to cut out tons of circles and then used some of my other craft punches to make the umbrellas, whales, rabbits, etc. Then I used a sewing needle to poke a tiny hole in the center of each circle and then used fishing line to string them together with knots between each circle to space them out. Here is the view that Jude will see from his crib!