Wednesday, 10 March 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.


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!


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!