Spool Bird Mobile

18 Aug

This was one of those projects that you see and you know that life just isn’t going to feel quite right again until you have made one for yourself!

Thanks to the sheer genius of Michael over at Spool, I came across the pattern to make these lovely birds and this fantastic mobile…

I am sooooo pleased with it! My friend Michelle has got a bun in the oven and is due to drop at any second. I am even more excited about the whole thing now I have a good gift for the new happy family when the time comes – aaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!

I mean, look at these guys…

More pics after the jump…

Thanks once again to Tim for your exceptional photographic skillzzz…


10 Responses to “Spool Bird Mobile”

  1. Michael August 19, 2008 at 3:30 am #

    It’s beautiful!

  2. Al August 20, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    Nice birds and loving the creativity of you two! Ax

  3. Liz August 26, 2008 at 11:05 pm #

    That mobile is wonderful. I may have to make one…

  4. Jenkins November 18, 2008 at 11:47 pm #

    This is amazing! Why is everything you make so damn good.. you have exceptional skills mrs ward

  5. Jenee November 21, 2008 at 4:46 am #

    I have fine tuned the balancing of the branch from rocking/tipping left to right by placing the birds and eye hook in different positions; however, I can not figure out how to stop the branch from spinning and flipping the birds upside down, with their weight hanging (but they are balanced left to right just wrong side up). Any advice?

  6. birdface November 21, 2008 at 10:38 am #

    Hey Jenee – I just used wire to hold the birds securely and made sure I wrapped it round the wood really really tightly. It was quite a fine wire, so I could thread it through the fabric on the birds first.

    Good luck!!

  7. Diane April 15, 2009 at 3:44 am #

    Help! I made the birds–they turned out perfect, but I don’t know how to balance the branches. Can anyone help me?

    • birdface April 15, 2009 at 11:00 am #

      With a stiff wire and A LOT of patience!!
      The wire I used was very thin, so I just threaded it through the fabric itself.

      Good luck!!

  8. HeyNowHadley June 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    Ten thumbs up, birdface! I’ve made two of these, and just suspended the birds from ribbon the 2nd round to avoid the balancing act (http://heynowwhoanow.com/handmade/mobile-madness/). Yours inspire me to try again… they’re so sweet perched! And love that the wire looks like feet. Much cuter that hot glue. :\

  9. Marianne from France January 24, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Hi there ! I love those birds. I’ve just made a bunch of them using the Spool pattern to create a mobile for my baby to come. I’ve tied them to the structure with ribbons. You can check it out here : http://nocesdecoton.canalblog.com/archives/2010/01/24/16638739.html
    Hope U like it !
    They’re not as pretty as yours, but I’m still a sewing beginner …

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