And so, knowing the calibre of their genes, the news that this little bean was a girl was all the more special - because lets be honest, whilst baby boys are amazing and SOO much fun, there is something nice about getting all girly in preparation for another little female to enter the world. Especially if this little girl was going to resemble something of her gentle, godly mother.
So early on in their pregnancy, i decided i wanted to sew Baby Girl a little gift. I quickly decided on a bird mobile, and got to work hand sewing each individual bird from fabric scraps left over from my wedding crafts. This project was honestly so much fun, but unbelievably time consuming..
I started a couple of months before my friend's due date intending for it be be finished in time with the nursery. To my shame, i didn't finish until Baby Girl was two months old (and then it spent an extra month hanging in my hallway waiting to be delivered!).
There were some teething problems with what to hang the birds from. I began with a cross shaped structure, made from two sticks bound together but the balance was off. In the end i used the wire circle from the large end of a lampshade. It holds up nicely, but next time i think i'll incorporate some colour and neaten things up a bit!!
I hope you like it Baby Girl :)