Whales & Sail Boats – Baby Mobiles

March 8, 2014

Hello, friends!  I am super excited to finally share a special project with you that I have been working on for quite a while!


As you may remember, my sister recently had twin boys – my new nephews – named Nash and Ace.  I wanted to make something special for my sister and the boys; so, when she asked me for help making a couple mobiles for their cribs, I jumped at the chance!  The theme for the nursery is whales, so after looking over some whale and ocean-themed mobiles my sister found on the internet, I got to work.


The hardest part for me was actually remembering to “double the recipe” or make sure to cut 2 of everything because there are two babies and that means two cribs and two mobiles!  I had a ton of fun hand-stitching everything together, though, as embroidery is one of my favorite hobbies (I’ve also made an embroidered sleep mask and a pair of butterfly wings).  There’s something so zen about making all those perfect little stitches.  Here’s the final result:


The nursery is just so cute, and isn’t the giant whale mural amazing??  My sister’s husband (a.k.a. my brother-in-law) drew and painted it by hand!  Here are a couple shots of my adorable nephews checking out their new mobiles:


They’re just over 10 weeks old and growing so fast!  I always love making things by hand, but it is even more special to me when I get to make something for someone I love, and I absolutely love my little nephews!

As always, thanks for reading!  Kristi  :)

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  • brittansalisbury

    Fantastic work! So professional looking!
    Nash is a family name on my grandmas side! Is it for you? I love that name! Ace is a great name too! Both boys are so sweet! I’m sure you are a very proud auntie! Xo

    March 8, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! No, Nash is not a family name, my sister just liked it haha! :)
      I am a very proud auntie and I totally acept all compliments to the handsome little guys! ;)

      March 8, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Confessions of a Refashionista

    aaaaah! Adorable sugar-y sweetness overload! What a fabulously personalized project…yer a fantastic auntie ;)

    March 8, 2014 at 9:29 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Hahaha thank you!! I’m just glad my sister and the boys like them! :)

      March 8, 2014 at 9:56 am Reply
  • SweetCandyDreamer

    Wow, well done! It looks great and such cute photos :-)

    March 8, 2014 at 9:39 am Reply
  • drowninmelancholy

    They are both so cute! The whales and the babies!

    March 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm Reply
  • sistasfromcali

    That is amazing. You are so creative.
    I love it. Too bad I don’t know anyone with a baby right now.
    I also feel that things you make are more special then something bought.

    March 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Aw thank you! Yeah I like to give handmade gifts when I have the time to make them! :)

      March 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm Reply
  • The Peppermint Journalist

    These are very cute and sweet! I love the big whale mural too.

    March 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I love the whale mural, too, it looks so perfect in person that it looks like a decal or a graphic!! :)

      March 10, 2014 at 12:11 am Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Kristi! This is amazing, they look awesome and super professional. Best Aunt Ever!

    March 11, 2014 at 11:06 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much!! I really had a ton of fun making these and I’m just happy that my sister and nephews are happy! :)

      March 11, 2014 at 11:46 am Reply
  • ChloeFlamingoSkies

    Super cute! I love the whales theme a lot!

    March 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! Yeah, my sister did a great job with the nursery, it’s super cute! :)

      March 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm Reply
  • forthosewholovedresses

    Oh these are so lovely!!! Nice colors and great work!

    March 12, 2014 at 9:17 pm Reply
  • Mary

    Love this! Where is the mural from?? I want!!

    June 27, 2014 at 11:23 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! My sister did a FANTASTIC job with their nursery and the mural was actually hand painted by my brother-in-law! He is seriously talented! :)

      June 27, 2014 at 11:43 am Reply

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