My dear sister came over yesterday for a lazy Saturday and I was finally able to finish my bird mobile. Once Lucy woke up from her nap, my husband hung it, dutifully, and praised it, dutifully. This morning Lucy woke up (in my bed) and turned her head to find it and smiled. Success.
|View from my bed|
And it makes cool shadows on the wall in the evening
The counter-balance was tricky, especially as most mobiles hang items down, rather than balance them on top. I made plenty of birds, however, and with two different densities of stuffing. The key is to work from the bottom up. The birds were a perfect use of some lovely fabric scraps I've collected. The pattern I used can be found here and the inspiration, here. I am so satisfied with this project that I'm thinking of making a matching piece to hang above her changing table.