Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Little birds

I feel like I have been absent from this space for a long while even though it has been just a tiptoe over one week. Things have been busy here and at work, one small one has been sick and my partner who already works full-time is back at part-time study. With one laptop between us I will need to grab my time when I can over the next few months. The weekend just gone was one of those blissful ovals I made reference to in my last post, made even more blissful by the mild sunny days and the chilled nights. Yesterday the girls and I all settled down to some spontaneous and unplanned crafting. They made a sturdy tree house out of egg cartons and toilet rolls for their small toys and I made this bird mobile. I thrifted this sunny fabric while on our last seaside holiday. It was a fairly impractical fragment, small at around 90 centimeters and quite sheer too. I love the material and knew from the moment I found it that whatever I made from it would have to be on display so that I could often look at it. The mobile was a good solution. Have a great week!

11 comments:

Bird Bath said...

that is a lovely mobile...those sunny colours are sure to bring some brightness to the days ahead.

Amber said...

Oh that looks lovely. Very warm colours.
xxx

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Hi Julie, it's lovely to have you back! It has been oly a little over a week, but I have missed your lovely oasis in blogland.
I love your little duckies, I just want to squeeze one (in a nice way!)!!

Anne said...

I love your mobile. The fabric you used is beautiful.
The kids in my sons kindy are making mobile very similar with felt. There making fish with glass beads.:)

Prudence said...

You don't know how badly I want to climb into your summer photos! I've been sewing birds, too - wishing for spring.

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

xo

Anonymous said...

Its been so long since i checked your blog and so much to catch up on...a new black bunny, a sore foot, lots of summer colours and a book i also love as well - good old melbourne 70s style, but my favourite is the shadow photos of trees their lacey branches so beautiful. wish you really were over the back fence. miss you. suzx

Michelle said...

Beautiful mobile, the fabric is lovely. I can see why you'd want to look at all the time...

Mel said...

oh, yes, that fabric is great! You are amazing, in your ability to create space - online & in your r/t that others can enter into with you and feel the creative, laid back vibe.

umbrellabella said...

Like Chrissy Ive already been missing your visits in blogland. Hope you get to bump your partner off the laptop sometimes! Cute birds and a lovely activity with your girls :-)

Lizz said...

Cute!

Melanie O said...

Just lovely - the fabric and the birds and the mobile! Love them!