215. embroidered bird.

Today was a rough day. It was my first day commuting on the metra without milo in tow. He started a new daycare, and I didn’t think this would affect me and make me so sad…but I really miss my little train buddy. I tried to pass the time by working on this little embroidered bird. I saw this drawing somewhere last week on the internet and pinned it (but of course I can’t find the pin now…) and I traced it and made it into this little embroidery. This is definitely the most precise I have been with my stitches. I still need work, but it’s getting better. I will probably be doing alot more of these guys on the train rides, since I have 30 minutes each way to kill…

192. bird mobile.

I’m really excited about this project!
I saw this on pinterest and followed the link and it looked like it was super easy to make! I started digging through my fabric scraps and instantly sewed the little birds. The directions call for sewing by hand, but I just used my machine and went slow around the curves. They turned out great! (the pattern for the birds can be downloaded from that link.)

I had to make a quick stop to home depot for the screw eyelets, which ended up costing $1.18. I took a stroll around the park to find a branch. I hot glued the birds to the branch. Screwed the eyelets into the branch and hung from the ceiling using fishing wire.

This would have been a great and much longer-lived idea for a mobile for milo’s room when he was a baby. I thought about hanging this in his room, but opted for hanging it above my computer in my office.  This was so fun to make and I’m really happy with it!