Tuesday, January 31, 2012

mister blue bird {bird mobile}

I made some little friends for Noah to gaze at while he's falling asleep in his crib... or let's just admit it, I made this for me to look at when I nurse him in his room. :)

I've been ogling bird mobiles for a few years now, and when I saw the pattern for these birds (here) I knew it was high time I get sewing.

I'm so happy with the way it turned out. The best part is, he actually likes it too. He likes to look up and "talk/sing" to them when he's having a diaper change or when he wakes up from a nap.
As far as sewing projects go, this one was pretty simple. I was intimidated before I started... at first glance I didn't get how the two parts of the pattern where supposed to go together (did I ever mention that I really hate sewing from a pattern? My brain is backward. I'm so much better off If I just make it up on my own. It's a personal problem.)

I pinned them together very "thoroughly"... I mean, seriously, you think I have enough pins here?
You may laugh, but it helped me to keep it all where it needed to be. The funnest part was matching up the fabrics. Mis-matching might be a better term. I love them in their non matchi-ness.

The hardest part was probably deciding where to put the eyelet hooks, so that each branch would balance properly. I also used a swivel clasp (fishing paraphernalia thing, I am the daughter and granddaughter of avid fishermen, after all) to help them move and bob a little better, if I tap it they do, indeed, have a "swivel" action... not a rotate in a 360 degrees action, that would have taken a little more ingenuity. But we like it just the same.

Little Mister seems to think it's pretty great.
It's still in progress, but here's a peek at the other corner of the room:
I'm thinking I'll give the legs on this chair some love, but other than that, I love her as she is.

I have a few more things in the works (painting the crib? gasp! curtains and wall art) and some ideas swirling around in the 'ol noggin that are not yet in the works, but soon this room will be done. I know, I'm slow. But it's not fair... bedrest from 24ish weeks on kind of foils plans, and now with three fellas five and under (and none in school yet) I'm a busy busy momma these days, my creative juices are having a hard time being concentrated on one task or project, but I'm happy and enjoying these simple days with my little ones. I'm a lucky momma! And maybe I'll actually get this room finished before the little guy is two, wouldn't that be amazing?

Check out the free bird mobile pattern HERE.


Pretend Fancy said...

That chair is mustardy perfection. I have a serious crush on it. The birds are cute too (I made a mobile for my baby boy out of those styrofoam planets and it is way harder than it looks to get things to balance). I almost gave up about fifty trillion times. :)

Special 'K' said...

I adore the mobile, that is so clever. Agree that mustard chair is so divine. Thanks for sharing. This is my first visit to your special space, I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Home security said...

Just found your blog through Apartment Therapy! This mobile is absolutely adorable. Loving the mismatched fabrics and how well they work together.