Saturday, January 16, 2021

harry potter crib mobile pattern

My most popular blog post, by far, is the Harry Potter crib mobile I made for my nephew. It has almost 3 times more views than the next most popular post and even shows up in the top results of google image searches!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Over the last few years, I’ve received almost 100 emails asking to share the pattern. I recently reached out to everyone who contacted me and asked if they’d be willing to share photos of their projects. I was thrilled to receive so many responses. I think these little characters have been stitched up on 4 continents now!

I absolutely love seeing all these amazing creations. My favorite part is how each person adds their own little touch to the project. There are baby mobiles galore but also garlands and Christmas ornaments. Can’t sew? No problem. Try glue! One resourceful crafter even cut the shapes from wood and painted them! Make sure to scroll through the photos, appreciate all the beautiful handiwork, and get inspired to make your own felt Harry Potter. Plus, if you're looking for ideas for a Harry Potter nursery, there are several great inspiration photos here!

If you’d like to make your own felt Harry Potter characters, send me an email using my new contact form. Click here or click the “contact me” link on the right side of the page. Be patient, since it sometimes takes me a few days to respond.

Now enjoy browsing through all these beautiful projects!



Lauren made this adorable mobile for her niece, and since then she has gained a nephew who also loves it! I spy some cute ribbon that says "under your spell" with pictures of magic wands. I also like the use of googly eyes, and especially how they look with Harry's glasses. That's one happy baby under the mobile!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
M. Hagan made this mobile for her friend's baby. I bet anyone who receives a handmade mobile can feel how much love went in to every stitch!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Maria made this mobile for her baby's nursey. Aren't those owl softies and lamp just perfect for a Harry Potter nursery?
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Tiff bought a custom music box that plays the Harry Potter theme on this mobile she made for her son Elliott. What a perfect idea!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
I especially like the wooden ring Ashlee used to hang all the pieces on this mobile she made for her friend! 
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Check out the mobile Shauna made for this Harry Potter-themed nursery! I like the little star buttons she added to Dumbledore's hat. The Gryffindor crochet blanket and canopy are perfect, and I see a cute plush Hedwig in that crib!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Lara made this mobile for her baby. I'm pretty sure I used the same hanger; I can hardly tell this one apart from the version I made. She also got the stuffing amount just right to make cute puffy little characters.
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
This mobile was converted to a wall-hanging when the baby grew tall enough to reach it. It makes a perfect garland! Also, isn't this such a sweet quote for a Harry Potter nursery? "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Eve made this mobile for her best friend's baby. The stitching on this is so neat and precise!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Lindsay made this mobile for her friend's son. His favorite characters are Harry and Dumbledore! That Marauder's Map blanket is such a perfect accessory for a Harry Potter nursery, too.
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Christopher made this mobile for his daughter's nursey, proving that this project is great for dads, too! Also, let's take a moment to appreciate that cute crib sheet, Hedwig's cage, and Platform 9 3/4 sign!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
The twine wrapped ring and white stars give such a sweet, simple style to this mobile Cailin made for her baby.
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Josephine from Denmark made this mobile for a friend's baby shower. I like how she made the scarf stripes with embroidery thread to match Harry's tie. Also, I have serious ceiling envy (if that's a thing); that wood ceiling is so cool.
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Johanna found me through the blog of someone else who also made this pattern! I love how this mobile looks with the walls in this nursery. Make sure to follow her sewing adventures on instagram! https://www.instagram.com/johannassystagram/
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Jennifer added Dobby to the group. I love the green eyes she used for Dobby and the golden ones for Hedwig! The eyebrows also add such sweet expressions to the characters. Make sure to check out the beautiful felt creations on her etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JennyBits
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Adrienne made this beautiful mobile for her sister's baby. Her variation on Hedwig is soo cute, and I like the extra embellishment on Dumbledore's hat.
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Carol made this mobile for her first granddaughter. Here's a couple screenshots from the cute video she sent me. I love seeing a mobile in action!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Susan made this mobile for her grandbaby. I can't get over those adorable pudgy baby arms!! Also, I had to do some quick research on that Harry Potter activity cube in the background of the photo, and I found a tutorial link here if you're looking for additional Harry Potter crafts! https://www.craftingcheerfully.com/harry-potter-baby-activity-cube/
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Frosty made a mobile for her friend's baby. Here are some great in-process photos! I sit on the couch while hand stitching and usually end up completely covered in bits of thread.
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Caitlyn requested the pattern while she was providing childcare for essential workers. Two of her students teamed up to make these characters, and they did a fantastic job! One student has even progressed from hand sewing to machine sewing!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Korena made this mobile for her grandson, who loves it! I like the stars she added to Dumbledore's hat and robe. Check out that brick wall and those Harry Potter crib sheets!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Gaby from Costa Rica found a great alternative to felt and hand stitching. She cut the figures from MDF and painted them. Aren't these amazing? I might need to make a wooden mobile in the future!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Anna made this adorable little group of characters. Don't they look so happy all together??
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Connie sent me some in-process photos of her mobile. Hermione is all stitched up, and now Connie is starting on Ron!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
If you're a little intimidated by the thought of all the hand-stitching, you can follow Betty's lead and use glue instead! This gives a nice, clean look around the edges.
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Kim made this beautiful garland for her cousin. I have really enjoyed seeing all the creative ideas for displaying these characters!
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
Liz made these ornaments for her granddaughter. How cute does Hedwig look sitting on Harry's shoulder?? I also like the stitching on Hermione's hair.
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
cozy birdhouse | harry potter baby crib mobile felt characters
In addition to this blog post, I created this new page where I can continue to update and add pictures as I receive them. So, please keep the photos coming, and check back often to see the latest responses!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

ready for a new year

Well, our Christmas and New Year's didn't quite go as planned. Really, did anyone's this year?

A few days after our family gathering, Christopher started showing COVID symptoms. He and Emily got tested and they came back positive. Christopher was pretty sick for a few days, but it hit Emily harder and she's just starting to feel better. Since we were in close contact with him just before he started showing symptoms, we canceled our plans to drive out to visit Dan's family for New Year's and a belated Christmas. We were so sad to miss out on family Christmas (though less sad to miss out on 20 hours of driving with a 6-month-old). Fortunately, the rest of us stayed healthy and all tested negative! It was a very stressful few days while we waited test results.

GranE and Batman saved Christmas by packing up two huge boxes with all our gifts and mailing them! They arrived on Monday, and Mae was sooo excited when she came down from quiet time to find all the presents under the tree. We had a virtual family gathering to unwrap everything.
Monday was supposed to be our last day of quarantine from work, but we found out late that night that our return-to-work date was actually Wednesday. Mae hadn't fallen asleep yet when I got the text, because she was too excited about going back to day care the next day. When I broke the news to her that she had one more day at home, she sobbed. She cheered up the next day since there were lots of new toys to play with! She spent all day changing the outfits on her magnetic dolls and setting up the magnetic pet center. Thank goodness for the Mae Zone we've set up in the playroom where she can keep all her little toys away from Colin!
The first day back at day care went pretty smoothly. Mae was really excited to play with the friends she hasn't seen since March! She brought home lots of coloring pages and worksheets this week and is eager to get back to practicing her letters. Colin is adapting well to day care. The woman who welcomed him in the morning remembered taking care of Mae as a baby and said, "I remember Mae! I hope Colin is better with his bottles!" (He is.) Colin spent the day following one of the other babies around the mat. He's gotten pretty fast with his army crawling!
I worked Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to make up for missing the beginning of the week. We were all pretty exhausted by the weekend. Unfortunately, Colin has already picked up a cold (not COVID, I got him tested today), so none of us are sleeping currently... except Mae who sleeps like a rock. I'm hoping we recover as we get back on our normal schedule this week, and I'm REALLY hoping none of us pick up this cold.