I have eight — count ’em, eight — friends having babies within about four months of one other.
- What the heck is in the water?
- Yay for babies!
- That’s a lot of shower presents.
So I cruised the Internet for crafty inspiration, and my new favorite things are mobiles and owls. Here are a few gems I found and made that elicited immediate and reverberating gasps from shower guests, quickly followed with, “Pass it around!”
This bird mobile from Spool Sewing is sweet enough for baby, and hip enough for friends. Here is a free pattern download so you can try it yourself. Word to the wise: the original design has the birds perched atop branches, which is uh-dorable. However, the birds make the branches top-heavy and it’s tricky to keep them from falling forward. (They’re not as cute when they look dead.) So I opted to suspend mine with ribbon.