Saturday, May 14, 2011

Song birds

I've noticed around the shops there are quite a few mobiles being made out of paper and pieced together with machine stitching. I think these are being made in Nepal. Ever on the lookout for new projects I made one for myself out of old music manuscript paper (the thicker the better) and a bird design for the motif. Instead of the machine stitching I used some linen thread, running stitch and knots to give it a bit of texture and hung a big crystal bead on the bottom for weight. It looks quite charming hanging in my house.
After photographing the mobile inside I took some outside shots....dodging the wind.....not good when taking pics of a paper mobile but......... ohhh the shadow shots against the mud brick wall were very funky!


Anonymous said...

What a fab idea - you have really inspired me- I have a lot of old tattered music manuscripts and I now know what to do with it!!! thank you Gaye, cheers, Carmen said...

More ideas to keep that music handy. Cheers Gaye