Thursday, December 11, 2008

Seasons mobile

I finally finished a birthday present I've been working on for a while. It's a mobile for my friend Metthea to hang in her "apartment." She lives in the upstairs loft of a building that used to be a hog barn. It's absolutely adorable and it's out in the country. It took me almost a year from conception to completion of this project, but I think it will be perfect hanging over the stairs in her space.

I used a combination of patterns from the books "Woodlands: small toys to sew, vol. 2" by Teresa Levy, and "Softies: simple instructions for 25 plush pals" by Therese Laskey. The materials are felt, embroidery thread, wire, fishing line, and found natural objects.

**materials and prep**

**sticks, pine cones, redwood cones, douglas fir cones, magnolia seed cones, and feathers**

**summer tree**

**fall tree**

**winter tree**

**spring tree**

**oak leaves (I added a little gall on one of the leaves, neeeeeerd aleeeert)**


I'm so happy it's finished and she loves it!


Carlene said...

I love this!! I love mobiles, especially ones made with little found natural bits.

(I also saw a really cool one once made with old keys)

akatsuki said...

I love it! you are so creative!