I having been sewing tiny pillows for an art piece I am working on and wanted to make bug her very own little tiny pillow crib installation. I decided to use the scraps from the quilt, guest room curtains and bug curtains. I tried to draw out the mobile but having never made a mobile and also realizing that I am not a planner in that capacity, I tossed the drawing aside and began enthusiastically cutting. There is always a chance my projects could end in tears but it is how I work.
I settled on nine pillows and cut out random shapes. I did have to redo several because in my cutting fury, I did not place the fabric face to face with several of the organic shapes and therefore, they did not line up. duh.
I then sewed and stuffed the pillows and spontaneously added buttons for contrast and interest. I hear kids like that sorta thing. The buttons came from Sara’s grandma’s sewing stash I recently inherited. I cut down a 1/4 inch dowel to varying sizes, again not planning so much.
At this point I was very proud and thought wow this is a piece of cake! I should make these and sell them! I could make millions! But then came the tying the itty bitty threads onto the little dowel and trying to make the effing thing balance. I thought I was going to lose my mind. It did cross my mind that I will soon be this frustrated with a kid who isn’t balancing and I will not be able to toss the kid across the room as I could with the tiny pillows. And when I would finally get the stupid thing balanced, two pillows would be dangling at the same length so I would have to redo and redo and REDO until they were separated enough and aesthetically random so that the whole thing looked accidental.
So, they are for sale. Cost is $678 each. I am really happy with the result.
I know it is a bad idea to have a cat in a crib but Olive insisted on being my assistant this morning. I am really surprised my cats can jump into the crib. I think it is because I had the quilt draped over the side and they can sort of leap off of the fabric. We are in the process of training.