Friday, 17 April 2009

Flying high

Still no camera here, but it made me think about things I have not yet blogged, and should have!

Remember these little fellas?


This is the resulting mobile I made for Miss G's room before she was born.


A mobile is a hard thing to photograph, so the pics are not that great.
I have been hoping the man of the house would lower the mobile for me but as that still has not happened I thought I would share the pics with you anyway.

This was a lovely project to work on as each of the birds is hand-sewn so I was able to do them in the car, at the hairdresser or just on the couch in the evening.

The pattern is available on the Spool sewing blog (in the sidebar, scroll down a little) which is where I saw it.

The branch came from a tree in our garden and then my father-in-law and I played around and balanced the birds and attached them with fishing line.


When it is in motion it has a lovely, gentle swirling action - which tends to almost hypnotise the youngest in the house.

She loves it - looks up at it when she's lying back feeding just before bed and now chats away to the birds when I lie her down to sleep.

18 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

Very cute mobile! I think it is sweet the G talks to the birds before going to sleep :)

I love the Moda fabric - wished I had bought some last time!

Anna said...

I love it! So gorgeous, and cute that Miss G talks to it too, awww.

Becky said...

Very effective and cute. :o)

ingrid said...

So beautiful!

Sahra said...

That is soo cute Karen! another who wishes I bought some of that fabric when I first saw it on your blog

Austy's Mum said...

Finally! I have been hanging out to see this mobile, and I must say it was well worth the wait - simply STUNNING!!! Well done. Now I just need the motivation to get Madelyn's knitted bears all stitched up and hanging from her ceiling...

laura said...

Beautiful! I made a slew of these for Easter ... so much fun. I'd like to make a mobile as well .. the kids are older, but I still think it would be lovely in their room.

I had such trouble closing up the tails ... any helpful hints?

Charity said...

Oh, Karen, I LOVE this mobile! So sweet. :o)

Jodie said...

Thanks for stopping by Karen, like the comments before me, I too love this mobile and the fabric combo's. Birds are just my fav thing at the moment!

Dani said...

Oh that is just beautiful! SO cute that she talks to the birdies too *heart*

Liam's Mummy said...

That is gorgeous! It's such a shame you're without a camera, but then we wouldn't probably have gotten to see these. They would be very relaxing to watch.

Ellieboo said...

Totally tweetalicious - love your mobile!

Ruby Girl said...

How wonderful those birds look. I wish I could get back into being creative with my sewing machine. I thought when I was to become a grandmother I would get the bug back, got a brand new machine, but really haven't done much but sheets for the bassinette and bunny rugs.

h&b said...

That mobile is simply adorable - I think i'd like one above *my* bed of an evening !!

Love it.

Kelly said...

Very cute. I would love one of those in my room! I am looking forward to seeing what you have been up to when you get a new camera :)

Kelly said...

Very cute. I would love one of those in my room! I am looking forward to seeing what you have been up to when you get a new camera :)

Cascade Lily said...

It turned out wonderfully Karen! Good luck choosing your new camera!

lynne said...

oh, that is just lovely!