The EASIEST, prettiest, diy baby mobile

I have admired beautiful handmade baby mobiles on ETSY since before Nancy, my oldest, was born but it was not until Dawsey's pregnancy that I decided to get one.  Etsy had some fantastic choices, but they were also a lot of money - more than I could justify spending at the time - so I knew DIY was the way to go. I had collected a lot of reference images of the sort of baby mobiles I would like to make, but I kept coming back to this one... it was simple but stunning. And it truly was such an easy DIY process! The results are awesome.

Want to know what I did? Here are the few easy steps...


welcome to the world...

Dawsey Roy.

You were born on an early summer's morning, just as the sun began to rise.


Baby names.

We're almost 6 weeks to go to our little man joins our family, and we're still debating... what will we call him? Choosing a name is a challenge, but such a good one!

Hearing what other people have named their children is fascinating to me. Each family seems to have their own theme. Are your kid's names constant and stable, like James or Sarah? Or have you got a more whimsical romantic vibe, like Florence or Romeo? I think its funny that you will rarely come across a Winifred whose brother's name is Zak.


The Need to consume

Over a year ago, I dropped off Nancy at school and was driving home when George asked to go to the supermarket. George was two years old and an avid supermarket fan. I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe it's the fun trolley ride or putting a coin into the cancer kid's money spinner. Whatever the reason, his day was (and still is) made when we have a supermarket visit.


Culling my book collection

I'll be the first to put my hand up and say I judge a book by it's cover (and I mean actual books, not people, ha!) The pretty books get prized position on my bookshelf. I get a little burst of happiness just looking at them!

But these books that I value so highly aren't just pretty faces. When I was downsizing my book collection several months ago, I thought a lot about what a friend of mine once told me...