Wednesday, April 20, 2016

a harry potter crib mobile

At the end of January, Christopher and Emily found out that their bundle of joy arriving in June is a boy! They shared the news with family and friends at a gender-reveal party where Christopher popped a confetti-filled balloon, showering everyone with blue glittery bits.

cozy birdhouse | christopher and emily's gender reveal... it's a boy!

Shortly after the announcement, they decided on a Harry Potter-themed nursery. Given my almost unhealthy Harry Potter obsession, I might be just as excited about the idea as they are. I offered my crafty skills as a shower gift, and was super excited to take on the challenge of making a Harry Potter crib mobile, similar to one Emily had spotted on Pinterest. I used a similar technique to the felt birds I made last year, except I designed all the patterns myself this time! I just love how Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Dumbledore all turned out. They are soooo cute. I also made stars, a crescent moon, a lightning bolt, a snitch, and Hedwig for extra decoration. I strung everything onto a pre-assembled mobile arm using embroidery floss.

cozy birdhouse | harry potter mobile

cozy birdhouse | harry potter mobile

cozy birdhouse | harry potter mobile

I started working on the mobile in February and finished in plenty of time for Emily's shower last weekend. I got the OK from my doctor on Friday to travel the two hours to my parents' house on Saturday, but I think it's my last time traveling for a while! It was fun to see their house decked out in blue balloons and hydrangeas, since we've been deluged with pink things around here! After we lunched and played a few games (I particularly enjoyed modeling a baby from Play-Doh), Christopher arrived for opening gifts.

cozy birdhouse | emily's baby shower

I hope Christopher, Emily, and baby enjoy the mobile as much as I enjoyed making it!

17 comments:

  1. Oh my! That Harry Potter mobile is sooooooo cute. What talent!

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    1. Thank you! I was very tempted to keep it for myself :)

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  2. Hi Caitlin,

    This is exactly why I've been looking for! I've just spent the past 2 hours searching for Harry Potter felt characters on Etsy to make a Harry Potter inspired crib mobile for my new born niece for Christmas. I've found a Harry Potter motorised mobile that plays HP themed music, but now need to find the designs and/or ready made felt characters and props to attach to it. Do you have any recommendations? Would you be kindly willing to share your cut out designs to replicate? Or perhaps accept orders to make?

    I adore your creations - you are wonderful talented.

    Thanks,
    Lauren

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    1. Hi Lauren, I'd be happy to share the pattern and some tips with you. Send me an email to cozybirdhouse AT gmail DOT com, and I will respond with the PDF. It's not a perfect pattern, since I only made it for personal use, but hopefully it will be complete enough for you to use!

      Caitlin

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  3. Hi Caitlin, I found you when I was looking for some harry potter crib mobile to buy for a friend! It's so hard to find!

    You did a amazing job doing this! It is sooooooo cute!!!

    Can you share with me the pattern of this work? Maybe I can do it myself to give to my pregnant friend!

    Excuse my terrible English! I'm from Brazil and I only did some English classes many years ago!

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    1. I'm glad you like it! I just sent the pattern to your email -- enjoy!

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  4. Hi Caitlin, I came accross your site whilst searching for how to make a Harry Potter mobile, my step daughter is a massive Harry Potter fan and is expecting her first baby. You have done a fantastic job of yours, looks great! I would be so grateful if you could share the pattern so I could try to make one myself.

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    1. Hi Adele - congratulations on the new baby! I'd be happy to send the pattern along. Send me an email to cozybirdhouse AT gmail DOT com, and I will respond with the PDF. Enjoy!

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  5. Oh my! This is amazing! Soooo impressed!! I wonder if I'll dare try making one for myself (or well my baby who will arrive in the end of October..). Do you want to share the pattern? :)

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    1. Absolutely -- congratulations on your baby! Send me an email to cozybirdhouse AT gmail DOT com (change the AT and DOT to symbols), and I will respond with the PDF.

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous. I don't suppose I could please have a copy of the pattern? This would look amazing in my new babies nursery and be a good challenge for me xx

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    1. I would be happy to share it. Please send me an email to cozybirdhouse AT gmail DOT com (change the AT and DOT to symbols) and I will respond with the PDF!

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  7. Do you still share this? I'm in love and I would like to try and make one for my daughter who is due in August.

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  8. Hello!! I know this was a long time ago, but by any chance are you still sharing the pattern? I love this design and I don't trust myself lol I'll make sure to tag your page when I post photos of the finished product <3 <3 Thank you in advance!

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    1. I'd be happy to share the pattern. Send me an email to cozybirdhouse AT gmail DOT com, and I will respond with the PDF.

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