Flight of the Butterflies

Freida is immensely enjoying her butterflies. She wakes up in the morning and I hear a little voice coming from her bedroom: “fies, fies”.

I picked up these whimsical butterflies in an artisan shop in my neighborhood. I was just browsing the streets while taking 4 month old Freida for a outdoor cruise, when I happened upon a strand of beautiful butterflies in the display window. They were a bit tangled, and the owner told me they’ve been there forever – he gave me 3 strands of 8 for $9 each (these are made of hand-painted bird feathers)! You never know where you’ll find the good stuff….

I knew I wanted to make a mobile, but I put them up on her wall in the meantime. They were very pretty, but really not my style. I wanted something more modern, more clean.

I was pokin’ around at Urban a few weeks ago and saw this hanging picture holder from Kikkerland for $12. Took it home, and got mobile-making…

I ♥ glue guns! This was seriously simple. I swear.

Here’s a little glimpse of the finished product…