Moving right along in Daisy's room, the birds are (partially) done. I decided that making them would be one of the more fun parts of this project, so I skipped everything else on the to do list and jumped right into stitching them up.
The pattern is totally free and printable from Spool. I can't stop staring at them and have a secret plan to turn our whole house into a bird aviary.
Can you hear them singing?
And about that mouthwatering bird cage: I ran into Marshalls the other day - a super-fast kidless visit, and almost started doing somersaults in the aisle when I locked eyes on it. Definitely love at first sight. All it took was a little glue-gunning and Daisy's first round of birdies had found a home.
And as for those whimsical magnetic trees, here's something to get your knees knocking...
I know, scary. Daisy has been staring at them when she lays in her crib to fall asleep. I have to wonder if it looks like "The Blob" rolling toward her. And scared is exactly how I felt at Home Depot when I bought the paint. But this is only the beginning of the story. The big black blob you see here is Rustoleum's Magnetic Primer, the first layer. I wanted three whimsical-ish looking magnetic trees for the wall behind her crib. So it was a total delight to discover that my favorite digital photo editing program just happens to have some stickers called "Whimsy Trees." I quickly nixed all other ideas and went straight to Picnik to help secure the shape of these trees. Here's what we (me 'n' Picnik) came up with:
So that little story is how those became these.
I can already see some adjustments that need to be made. Painting in layers takes more patience than I usually have.