Weary Free Wednesday: Happy Birds

As previously mentioned, I don't do well with undone and living with Kayleia's not-quite-finished nursery has required a lot of patience. For several reasons - Josiah, Micah, & an old needy house - finding time to work on our the third nursery in less than 4 years has proven difficult. When I found out we were having a girl I was ecstatic and had a lot of fun dreaming about how to decorate her room.  I knew I didn't want pink or pastel. I wanted rich colors and a theme that wouldn't scream "baby" in a year.  When I found this fabric I instantly fell in love...perfect.
Perch by Alice Kennedy
I thought it would be fun to carry the bird theme to a mobile and began scouring the internet for inspiration, it wasn't long before I stumbled upon this...
Spool Bird Mobile and Pattern
which then led to this...
Tip Junkie 
Love & perfection again!  It took awhile to find the perfect branch (my boys had a lot of fun bringing home many options) and to make the all birds (big thanks to Maca - best mother-in-law ever - for sewing them all).  Monday we finally hung up the finished product.

I am super pleased with how it turned out. It makes me smile and has given me new energy to finish some other projects for Kayleia's room. Such as covering a lamp shade in fabric, painting shelves, & refinishing a dresser. Hopefully pictures of those will follow soon...well my life's definition of soon...you might want give me a couple months.  


  1. Beautiful work, Rachel. Elegant, fantastic, hushed but stimulating. It's like her own Perelandra.

  2. I love this! They have fabric covered animals in Uganda but I have never seen birds. It looks so good!

  3. Love the branch on the wall...might steal too...

  4. It turned out amazing! I just pinned this to Pinterest. I love the colors and placement. I can't believe they are fabric sewn birds. Your baby will love looking at them. Thanks for stopping by my owl nursery. http://www.obseussed.com/2011/08/diy-owl-nursery-ideas-before-and-after.html

  5. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this at For the Kids Fridays!!!

  6. Oh my goodness! This is beautiful!! I am sure your daughter is going to love it.

    I hope you will add this to my link party, Pinterest Tuesday. I am sure other mommas will want to Pin your adorable mobile.



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