I used this as my submission into Round 3 of Creative Bloggers Got Talent competition and I made it into the Top 10 with it. 🙂
I wanted something fun and whimsical for a mobile for Baby M and since we aren’t buying a bedding set and making our own, I knew I would be making it. So here is what I came up with:
Happy Hour Projects linked up her little bird stuffies to a Catch a Glimpse Party back at the beginning of the year and as soon as I saw them, I got the idea to make some for a mobile!
So once I finally decided on the fabric theme, I used all the samples I had to get to work.
Here’s how you can make one too:
Start by creating a template for your birds.
I had to make mine smaller than Adrianne did since mine were for a mobile.
I used my cricut to cut out my birds, (hence the random letter in the center of the bird… just ignore that!), and made one 6″, one 5″, and one 3″, for a little bird family.
The green cutouts are for the belly that I just free handed.
Then, line up the second body piece to what you just sewed and pin the belly piece down.
Sew along the belly.
After the belly piece is all attached, sew along the outside of the body of the bird making sure to leave a gap to turn right sides out and fill.
To attach the birds to the branch, I cut an elastic hair tie and hot glued it to the bottom center of the bird. You could use regular elastic as well and sew it in but this works just fine and the hair band blends in with the brown of the branch. Plus, it kinda looks like the birds legs!
Travis used fishing wire to tie to the branch so it is invisible when it is hanging and then tied the fishing wire to an eye hook he put in the ceiling above the crib.
This way, we can just tap it and it will spin freely.