Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A side project: a mobile

I found an inexpensive cane hoop at a local craft store and rediscovered it during my recent spring cleaning session in the Craft Lair.  I was immediately inspired to make a mobile.  I found some clear nylon thread (like fishing line), and punched out some 11/4 inch circles with Whisper White cardstock, and some Old Olive circles with my 11/2 inch circle punch.  I then attached them fairly randomly, using a bit of sticky strip to attach the olive circle to the clear thread, and SNAIL to cover it with the white circle.

Here are a few photos to show you what I mean:


This was my first attempt, so it is a little rough and ready, but I love the look.  My 5 year old loved it too - it now hangs in her room and she calls it her "dreamcatcher" and credits it with taking away her bad dreams, LOL.  I'm already thinking of things I can change to make it better next time.  I can imagine this with punched out butterflies, or stars too.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Mornin Lou! This is fantastic!! What an awesome idea!! I'm also admiring that beautiful rainforest in the background of your house........soooooooo lovely!

Karen
x

Louise Sutton said...

Well, it was raining, and it is a forest....but it isn't a rainforest! LOL But thank you! We are lucky enough to back onto bushland/park, which is lovely. You should hear the Kookaburras at 5am though!