Colleen is one of those friends who ALWAYS impresses us with photos of incredible things she’s done. Her love of interiors, design and baking translates into her beautiful perspective on the world. Recently Colleen had an adorable baby girl which was (of course) the perfect excuse to design a nursery. Below find Colleen’s steps and photos for the nursery’s mobile, and check out the good the dad and the baby for her full nursery story. Let’s just say we’re continually blown away by this Wonder Woman. We are so excited to have Colleen blogging with us!
Without further ado, her first fêtette post:
If you hang around the blogosphere as much as I do, you may have already seen this DIY bird mobile from spool sewing probably nearly fourty nine times or so. There are almost too many DIY’ers posting about their handmade mobiles. But it’s so darn cute and EASY to craft yourself that I couldn’t resist! Gather up your favorite fabrics and head on over to spool sewing to download the free pattern.
I found that a sewing machine is much easier to use than sewing by hand and it speeds up production time to about 10 minutes each. To turn the birds right side out, I used needle nose pliers to pinch the beak of the bird and slip the fabric over. Once you have stuffed them and sewn up the tail, it’s time to start adding elements that will make them unique to you. I’ve added coordinating and contrasting ribbon to each bird for tail and wing decoration. Use your imagination here! These birdies are like blank canvases.
To assemble the mobile, you will need clear fishing line, eye hook fasteners and sticks. Find some clean sticks from the yard, keep them bare or wrap them your favorite color yarn. I attached the birds using embroidery floss sewn through and wrapped around the stick to look like birdie feet.
Strategically arrange your birds, screw in the eye hooks, attach with clean line and voila! Fixing the mobile together and hanging it from the ceiling was the most time consuming part of the process. The sticks and birds turn upside down until there is a counter weight pulling it right side up, so be patient and good luck!