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machiavellian
« on: July 20, 2010 02:35:37 AM »

I'm not quite sure this is the right place to post this project, though I thought as it is something for our home, and will be enjoyed (hopefully) by more than just the new baby (due in a month!!!) AND will live in our bedroom, I would put it here.  Wink

As we are proud Kiwis, I wanted to make something with native animals, and since all our native animals are birds, it made sense to make a bird themed mobile! The photos are not the best, as we just got given a camera today after I had just this avo finished the project, and basically I couldnt wait to post it, so here is is!


Stupid bad nighttime lighting! The frame is just 18g wire- its a little flimsy, so I might re-do the frame depending on how it hangs after a while. The birds are just cardboard cut outs covered in fabric. I wanted to use natural-ish colours, hence the blues and browns. The best part is that all the fabric was scraps that I (or my MIL) had lying around!


Little Blue Penguin and Kea


Kokako


Kiwi


Huia (Sadly now extinct. This one is a female because of her long beak)


Karearea (NZ Falcon)


Tui


Last but not least, the humble Pukeko

Overall the project would have cost me maybe $5? And thats probably just the cost of the glue.  Grin  Gotta love cheap projects!

Thanks all  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010 05:13:51 AM »

I love this! It's great to see baby stuff that's not pastel! Did you use something (like maybe cardboard) to keep the fabric stiff? Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010 05:00:25 PM »

This is FABULOUS! My sister is trying to have a baby and I'm hoping she will let me make her baby something like this.
How do you plan to hang it above the crib?
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010 02:35:49 AM »

Very cute! I have to agree, I love it when I see an item for a baby that isnt drenched it pastel and fluffy bears and sutch  Tongue Plus, I love all of your birdy friends (and the fact that you actually know what species they all are! Yay for smart crafting!)  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010 06:12:47 PM »

Beautiful! But where's the kakapo?
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margiej
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010 10:22:09 AM »

Fabulous!  And I love your fabrics. 
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