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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nursery: Sources and DIY Bird Mobile/Art Piece

I've received a number of questions/emails about the sources for items in our nursery, and thought it would be helpful to compile a list for you.  The bird "art piece" I originally made as a mobile, but it was too much with the painting, so I decided to still use it because I liked it so much.  The running joke between Red and I is that I come up with all the good ideas and then get people to do all the work for me.  That said, my mom is an amazing seamstress and helped me sew each of these little birds as well as my crib sheet (thanks mom:). 
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For those of you who have asked, I found the pattern for the birds on a site that is no longer active (sorry). I'm sure you could make you own pattern fairly easily though. We stuffed them, and then I found the driftwood at our local beach.    
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1. Crib sheet- my mom made for me....I got the fabric from this lovely shop.
2.  Triangle pillow-in the corner was from this etsy shop (one of my favorites really).
3.  Other pillows/bench- I already owned.
4.  Vintage crates- craigslist
5. Vintage dresser- craigslist
6. Painting- Caroline Wright
7. Wood Alphabet- etsy shop Bookhou

Thanks again for all your sweet comments and emails!

14 comments:

  1. Also, for those of you who loved my dresser, there is an awesome mid-century today on the blog! http://restlessoasis.blogspot.com/2012/06/awesome-giveaway-from-comod.html

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  2. Hello. I absolutely love the birds on the driftwood. I was wondering, how did you mount it to the walls?

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  3. I actually used fishing line.....it was a little tricky, but with patience I got it just right. Good luck!

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    1. Michaela, I used a white linen fabric and then filled them with stuffing….hope that's helpful!

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  5. Hi - the bird pattern link doesn't link to the pattern . I don't suppose you have a copy or know how I can find it ?

    many thanks Penny

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    1. Hi Penny, unfortunately the pattern was taken down:(. There were three pieces sewn together to make the birds, and I would think it not overly difficult to draw a pattern yourself. Good luck!

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  6. Help! I can't find the pattern using the link provided, google returns me to the original link landing or back here lol

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    1. Sorry- it's no longer online…..but I'm sure you could make your own pattern!

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  7. Hey, I found a pattern. This would be useful!
    http://louloushomemade.blogspot.com/2010/07/spools-hand-sewn-bird-mobile-part-1.html

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  8. Where is the crib from? thank you!

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  9. I found a very similar bird pattern that might help those of you interested in making this. :)

    https://handmadecrafts.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/birdpattern1-1.pdf

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