Shabby Chic Bird Mobile

I had an e-mail the other day from a lady who saw these bird ornaments that I made for last year’s Christmas craft show:

ornaments in a bowl ps


She was wondering if I had any left over for purchase, since she was making a mobile for her new baby’s nursery and needed some “shabby chic fabric birds”.  We conversed back and forth over the next few hours, and I ended up making 5 little itty-bitty baby birds for her project.  They are about 1/2 the size of the original birds, and, oh, was it ever fun!


Each bird was made out of a heavy damask tapestry fabric with burlap wings and gathered canvas tail feathers.

bird 2

Since they don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, the accessories are sort of “neutral”, but all have a little hint of light aqua blue in them.

all birds

I don’t know what she is using to hang her birds from, but in doing a bit of research I found that sometimes they are just hung from a simple twig.

mobile cover

Sadly, I’ve now used up my stash of that particular fabric.  Of course, in looking at the fabric store today, I found nothing even remotely like it…  But I found something else that I like oodles and oodles.  If all goes well {wish me luck!} I’ll be back tomorrow with a (no sew!) bird mobile tutorial for you!

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