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Friday, July 28, 2017

#babyschep's nursery progress: Quick Mobile Makeover

It's been a few weeks since my last update, so I'll start by sharing the biggest news:

BabySchep is here!

We had a planned repeat Cesarean delivery and had to return to the hospital for some phototherapy, so I haven't been quite up to the task of finishing the posts about this little guy's nursery.  We are both doing much better now, so here goes nothing:

A few weeks ago I whipped up a quick mobile makeover.  Lil' Schep had a jungle themed nursery, and I just happened to still have his crib mobile: 

Planets in the background!  More on those later.

We handed down most of Lil' Schep's baby stuff, so I was surprised to find a box of things we forgot to give to some friends who were expecting.  I think that was God's way of making sure we didn't spend too much on baby number 2!

 Sneak peek of BabySchep's quilt...

First, I liberated the jungle buddies by snipping the strings as close to their bodies as possible.  I gave these little guys to Lil' Schep for him to play with.  He thinks they're cute, and there isn't anything cuter than a cute little guy thinking something else is cute.  Does that make sense?

Bump photobomb, lol. 

My wonderful husband used our Cricut machine to cut out some felt stars.  I opted for felt because I wanted to be able to leave the edges raw.  As much as I usually enjoy hand stitching, I was just too tired to have to stitch anything shut by hand at this point.


I reused the strings from the original mobile and stitched them right into the tips of the stars.  I used a narrow (approximately 1/8") seam allowance, and left a small space open for stuffing, then simply finished sewing the hole by machine.  Easy peasy.

It was truly rewarding to be able to start and finish a project in one night.  I had purchased a battery operated mobile to replace the old wind-up one that came with Lil' Schep's original one, so this entire makeover was less than $15.00, and works like a dream.  Now that I'm on maternity leave, I should actually have some time to type up a few more blog posts.  This time, I'm linking up with Finished or Not Friday, TGIFF, and Finish It Up Friday.  Until then, God Bless.


3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new arrival - very cute! It's lovely that you have been able to make something personally for the crib -looks great!

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  2. Good for you! Reuse, but not just hand-down. You personalized it!

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