Well guys, I am sharing something near and dear to me today... about two years ago now, I ran across this pin:
This is the Land of Nod baby bird mobile. It's unfortunately not available on their website any longer, but I do remember looking at it on their website and it was something like $80.00. Holy mackerel. It's cute and all but I wasn't sure it was worth 80 bucks. I was inspired (Pinspired!) to make something like that but even more cute and more affordable.
Now, if you're anything like me, I like to copy EXACTLY what I see on Pinterest. If it doesn't match pretty dang perfectly, I get a little bummed. It's such a bad habit, because I know Pinterest is there to spark creativity but sometimes it's hard to not compare yours to the perfectly photographed, perfectly lit, perfectly coiffed version. I actually read an interesting blog post on this once, I'll have to see if I can dig it up.
BUT, I was determined this time to be inspired, not run out and grab blue, green and white yarn. A lot of that was determined by the fact that I can't crochet, knit, etc. to save my life. Haha. What I can do though is sew, so enter my version:
I used a variety of grosgrain ribbons, a super cute monkey and "baby" fabric and it was all done in green so it's unisex... a great gift for those expecting but waiting to find out the sex. I did hand sew each of the birds (it gets faster the more you do, haha). This project was really a matter of trial and error... it was really awesome to just be creative with a general idea in mind, hence why this project is so near and dear to my heart... it was really a release of creativity and it was just an awesome feeling to see it complete!
It is available to purchase... hence why no tutorial (and the fact this took me almost 2 years to complete means no in-progress pictures... sorry about that.) It's available in the Little Oak Creations Etsy shop, please check it out sometime!
Thanks for reading! I hope that you can find inspiration from this post... take something you see and make it your own and make it awesome! :)