Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Happy Birth day and Tutorial for a hanging mobile fit for a Queen









Happy Birthday to my Brogan~ her name originates from Ireland meaning pearl. We have had a wonderful start to this special teen Birthday. We are trying to create traditions for the older child now. I came up with this mobile being replaced by a throne and crown. Brogan was blessed with Swap gifts, Esty seller gifts , homemade gifts and brought.

~The Teen BIRTHDAY MOBILE~

I have a step by step guide for making the "Older child" Birthday Mobile (of course its cute for the littleies too)

I have not calculated the exact amount of ribbon you need as you might feel the need to make a smaller one and not have such a long length. so here goes...

you will need:~

~Organza ribbon ( this is best as it flows beautifully) silk of course would be luxury.. I used a length of 125cm/49 inches for the length of the ribbon
~I used the inner wood circle of an embroidery hoop your choice in size.
~paper roses/fabric I used the roses with wire at the back for securing to the hoop.
~ scissors
~ a tape measure

Cut your ribbon in lengths first. Tie each ribbon piece around the hoop. If you want, co ordinate colors. Once finished, secure the roses around the hoop. I then tied ribbon on each end of the hoop for hanging..

Please mail me if you need further help.

A happy day to all

27 comments:

Kelly said...

Such beautiful birthday preparations for your precious Brogan. Happy Birthday to your lovely girl. May she have a very, very special year.

Naturalearthfarm said...

Suzanne,
That mobile is beautiful and happy birthday to your young lady.

I think I may play around to see if I can make roses of wool felt...

Thank you for sharing.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Saminda said...

So beautiful. :) I love seeing all your children looking at the gifts together - so sweet, and a glimpse into the future for me! (mine are only 7, 4 and 1). Thanks for sharing; I love the mobile idea. :)

NoviceLife said...

Looks like it was a wonderful birthday!! I love the mobile idea!

Suzanne said...

Suzanne everything is just lovely! My 6yo Lydia has been asking for a mobile above her bed, you have given me the push:-) And do elaborate about all the goodies in the wash bin--they look like little gifts from heaven!I immediately noticed the Tasha cookie cutters--I don't have those yet, but I do have her corgi and bunny:-)

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

How incredible!! What love and beauty! Very impressed---happy birthday to your precious pearl :)

Jump into A Book said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful pearl. Congratulations to you mama for making another one so endearing and memorable. I love this wreath. It's so lovely

softearthart said...

What a beautiful mobile, soft swirls of pink, Love and light Marie

Abi said...

The mobile is so beautiful!! I'll copy cat and make one for my nursery!!
Thank you for such a great idea!!

Beth said...

A beautiful birthday for a beautiful girl! We have the same cookie cutters - you'll have to take some pictures when she uses them! I love, love, love the mobile idea! Jill is planning to have a knight tournament in June for her 18th (!!!) birthday and that will be the perfect thing for the Lady Knight birthday girl to sit under.

myletterstoemily said...

what a lovely idea to make a ribbon
mobile for their birthdays.

so many ways to make them feel
special.

you are very crafty!

Nicole Benjamin said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Mama and Brogan!!! I love the colors of her birthday mobile, I was just talking with my daughter about her new room we are planning on hanging a canopy veil over her bed and I was planning to have flowers, vines, bird nests and birds around the top. Such beautiful inspiration to see yours! Enjoy this time of celebration, I can't believe you have a teenager! I am sure you can't believe it either : ) Lots of love xo

Shirley Ann said...

Wow, that hanging mobile is beautiful Suzanne, thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Shirley

Susan said...

I'm so pleased you appreciate the book. And, I'm happy to be a part of a group of women that looks after each other. Kelly has a lot of guardian angels!

Erin said...

Suzanne,
I love this! It's so sweet - my girls would adore it!
I'm always on the look out for special activities/gifts/etc for my oldest as I think she has felt a bit "old" when we play with the littles' friends.

I think we'll make a Spring/Equinox project out of this - maybe Beltane - it kind of reminds me of a May pole.

Gosh, it's so nice to stop in for a visit.

Erin

Beth said...

So pretty to visit here! What a special birthday mobile and a nice big bowl of toys! Happy Birthday! love, Beth

liebchenhut said...

Oh, Suzanne, you are a wonderful mother and your children are precious! The colors you bring into your family's life are beautiful...everything blends with harmony...what a peaceful home...happy birthday sweet girl and enjoy your lovely gifts perfumed with such love! smiles, maria

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

What a lovely birthday treat - I hope a great day was had by all.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl!! I wish her dreams to come true!
I haven';t been online for some time and I read all the posts I've missed! You just make my day every time I read you! I should read your blog instead of cup of tea each morning, so I can start my day on a positive note!
Thank you, thank you for being you and for sharing yourself with us, your readers!

Seaside Siblings said...

wow the mobile is so lovely. Hope she had a lovely birthday :-)

Theresa said...

Happy birthday. So is she 13?

sarah in the woods said...

I love the beautiful mobile. Happy birthday to your girl.

背影 said...

你不能和一個握緊的拳頭握手..............................

Rayanne said...

The mobile is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and for the tutorial!

Donna said...

Tremendously lovely mobile! I am mentally filing this away until my twins birthday in the fall. What a special gift from the heart.

Melody said...

This is beautiful! My daughter's middle name is Rose and I sometimes get a little silly with it. She's 14 months old and I just came across a beautiful rose pendant and of course I got it for her, for her second birthday (which is still 10 months away!). Which is to say, that I suspect I'll find myself making this one sometime in the future!

said...

I saw the Birthday crwon you made for Ari and I came over to your blog. I like it very much and will pay you a visit more often!
My tall girl will be 4 on Saturday and today I made the wreath for her - what a very very beautiful craft... I hope she will like it as much as I do!!

Thank you for giving me this inspiration.

Nina