Needle Felted Sheep Baby Mobile
This is a project I made for my preggo cousin Lyz. I needle felted the sheep and the stars and attached them to some chunky wool yarn. The dowel thingie they are hanging off of took some thinking to make. Originally, I was going to use a round embroidery hoop and make a sort of fabric tent that would go up in a cone, and hang the sheep off of the bottom of that. But Michael’s was out of hoops when I went! I guess embroidery is just that super hot right now. So I bought a pack of dowels and some round dowel caps and drilled some holes (the boys were very impressed with my “construction worker” skillz) and threaded yarn and tied knots and hot glued here and there until I had an acceptable baby mobile. It moves pretty well, although it took a little bit of moving sheep up and down and adding wool here and there to get the balance right. I wasn’t originally concerned with the sheep being uniform sizes because I planned on using the hoop, but with the dowels, a little bit of extra weight on one side or the other affected the balance of the whole thing and the sheep would end up bunching up in one spot. A bit of hot glue in between the beads at the top helped keep it from bunching up too much but left it flexible enough for the sheep to bounce and move nicely.