A few months back the lovely Claire of Craft Schmaft was looking for pattern testers for her new "Hot Air Balloon Mobile" pattern. As I've always had a teensy bit of a "thing" for hot air balloons I immediately put my hand up and said "Pick me! Pick me!" Well, it's taken me a while to post pictures of my finished mobile but here they are finally:
The girls think this mobile is very cool and also, of course, can't resist any opportunity to jump into frame.
Reasons why this pattern is so fabulous:
- If, like me, you normally "stuff up" when stuffing, this is the pattern for you as there are no small, awkward nooks and crannies to fill and the balloons take shape so beautifully.
- There is a lovely balance of machine stitching and hand stitching and the latter is not too challenging (the cute little baskets just call for an easy running stitch).
- The mobile is perfectly adaptable to suit either a boy's or girl's room.
- The little clouds and the teeny-tiny bunting are probably some of the cutest things you'll ever make.
So that's my 20c worth! Hop over and check it out!