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Over the summer I signed up for a really creative Nervousness project. The host mailed participants a little bird’s nest to decorate. We were to ship it back to her to be made into a mobile for her home. I have taken way too long to get this done, but I was really pleased with the result.
This really wasn’t very hard to put together. I used this bird pattern and reduced it (a lot) on the copier. It was so small I decided to hand sew it so the machine wouldn’t eat it up. While stitching I thought maybe it would look more interesting with the seams exposed. I went with that look, partly because it would have been very hard to turn the bird through such a tiny opening in the fabric!
The project needed more color so I ripped fabric strips and wove them into the nest along with some tangled threads. Hot glue holds the bird securely to her perch.
Now off to mail it and ask the host where to get some more of these nests. Wouldn’t they make great holiday ornaments?