Sunday, August 14, 2011
Making a Mobile out of Felt
I cut and stitched all of these little sea creatures from felt and embroidery floss. I added round pieces of felt in varying shades of blue as "bubbles" to each string to balance the weight. I painted the dowel rods aqua, and then finished each creature off with some sparkle glaze. I had a lot of fun making this mobile, and it was on a day when I really needed to stay off my feet.
I bought way too much felt, but eh, it's only .34 per sheet. The embroidery floss in a variety of bright colors was about $2. I could have used free chopsticks from T. Jin's, but I splurged on a .59 dowel rod. Everything else I already had: glue, thread, needle, paint, scissors, sparkle glaze, and jewelry elastic. I spent about $7 total, and these sell for $78 each on etsy all day!