Earlier in October, I posted my first bird mobile on Etsy and within just a few seconds of sharing it on my personal Facebook, one of my friends contacted me and wanted to know if I would be willing to do one in owls for one of her expecting friends. I had never done one in owls... heck, I'd only ever done one of these things and this was it. But I thought... why not? And we got in touch to plan out the perfect little owl mobile.
We spent some time together picking out the perfect fabric, and I got to work.
A prototype :)
We picked colors that would work for either gender and using a mix of cotton, a flannel and embroidery thread, these owls started to take shape.
A slight alteration of the pattern...
And making sure all of the fabric matched... I had 6 tiny owls with big personalities on my hands. :)
And finally, after quite a few days of deliberation on perfect ribbons and colors, we had a completed mobile.
I can honestly say I am THRILLED with how this turned out and I could not have worked with a better client. She put up with all of my cryptic texts that probably made more sense in my head than written out about fabric choices and ribbon selection and was just awesome to work with. It was awesome stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something I had never done before!
I am coming up with a new way of creating a mobile that I think will be just as cute if not cuter (more cute?). I am not sure I will be taking any more custom requests on this style of mobile any longer BUT I am planning a new style that will be much easier to ship and faster to complete, so stay tuned for more information on that! :)
Thanks for following along! If you've got any questions or comments, I'd love to hear 'em! :)