Wednesday 23 February 2011


Hello my lovelies! Here's a few snaps of what I've been working on lately.... something I've been wanting to do for a while, but, well - you know how it is! I really wanted to make a whale - but couldn't get my head around how to do a pattern. I even toyed with making a papier mache one!
Then like a vision it came to me... and the prototype of Moby was born!!

A very simple one made from calico - and needing a few tweaks... but not bad for a first attempt!
I knew what fabric I had in mind - and had a little spend in the fabulous Raystitch! Aren't these polka dot fabrics gorgeous? And the ribbons match perfectly! (The red linen on the right was an eBay find - but ties in great with the others).

So after a little nip and tuck here and there, a more sophisticated shape came about....

I wanted to do a girlie version too. This is Mabel...

But then what? I was pleased with my new creation: but how to develop it further? It looked a little insignificant on its own....
Maybe I could use it as a pin cushion - or stuff it with lavender?

Or maybe a mobile?

I wrapped the wire ring with the reverse side of the teal polka dot (that's the ocean), and used a bit of colour on the bottom to represent the seabed.

And hung it up using the co-ordinating ribbon...

A view from below (sorry the light's terrible today!)

What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Hoping you're having a whale of a time this half-term (groan - couldn't resist!)


  1. Oh I think he is fun
    Julie xxxxxx

  2. I think he is great but it seems so cruel to stick pins in him.

  3. and I think the lovely whale is a great shape for a pin cushion!

  4. maybe you could hang a couple of little Moby's from him?

  5. Oh my he's they are such cuties!!
    I Love the blue/grey one ♥

  6. Moby you can make a whaley big one... Ax

  7. Sorry. I've had a glass of wine.

  8. I've never seen the great spotty Muldoon whale before...such a rare sighting LOL!
    Love it!

    Sandie xx

  9. Oh Kirsty, you are one clever lady. The whale mobile is absolutely adorable. I think you could have one whale by him/herself, one with a baby and then as one of your other readers suggested a few more hanging with Moby, like a little pod of whales. Anything you do will be fantastic. The fabrics are to die for, just perfect for this project. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Anne xx

  10. Hey Kirsty, brilliant mobile, the fabric you chose is just perfect.

    I think a baby whale next to mum or day would be gorgeous, or may a few fish.

    Perhaps you could add a spout of water from it's blowhole, oh the ideas are flowing now......

    Better leave it there,

    Claire :}

  11. I love them - wish my children were younger so I could buy them one each!

  12. This would look so fabulous in a little boys room.