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Thursday, July 9, 2009

CHIRP! it's a birdie mobile!

awhile back i was involved in a swap over at amusing muses for bird shaped chunkies. chunky books, also known as fat books, are typically 4x4 pieces of art with lots of fiber and doodads added to them that are bound together with books rings (or a binding machine if you are lucky enough to have one). i have about 15 books on various themes. what was cool about this project was the shape lent itself to be something other than a book. sure, you could bind them with one ring at the top, but wouldn't something like a mobile be more fun? i thought so!

using an embroidery hoop, vintage seam binding and a hot glue gun i fashioned myself a mobile! the thing is so darn cute. right now it is hanging over my bed, we'll see how long it lasts there!

here is a look at the birds i received in the swap:

and here they are in their new mobile:

roc nicholas
was the woman behind this brilliant idea and i asked her if she would mind if i hosted the same kind of swap over at atcsforall.com. the sweet lady said no problem! so come join me in making yummy birds! it's free to join the site and the swap, all i ask is you do your best work. there is a link to the template provided.


SeekingForArt said...

This is nice when you put those birdies together!

Jenn Klee said...

This is so extraordinary! I really wanted to get a closer look of these fellas, I'm glad you posted more pics ;)

Gillian said...

FABULOUS! what a gorgeous idea for these sweet little arty birdies :)

Mess Maker said...

i'm going to make a mobile out of mine, too! i can't wait to get more birds from the AFA swap!

roc said...

love love love your mobile!! that's what i want to do with mine. i bought some fishing line but wasn't sure what to do with the mobile part. love your use of the hoop! very clever.

Alicia said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I also love to meet fellow crafties, especially those who live up here. I'm lovin' your bird mobile, very cool!

Cassandra said...

Oh wow your blog is wonderful, and your mobile is AMAZING! I have never seen anything like it! That is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Evangeline said...

This is beautiful! What a cool swap!

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