Thursday, June 29, 2006

Flutter by

Frustration - trying to get a decent photo of a mobile outside on a windy day. I made this butterfly one for the babe-in-waiting next door. Making it was much easier than photographing it I can tell you - hopefully the blurriness signifies motion and not just photographic ineptitude!

The 'memory' of the wire also caused me a few headaches. Any hints on how to get wire to straighten evenly? I wound it round a broom handle, my watering can and a flowerpot to try and even the curves out, but it's far from perfect.

In fact, the whole thing looks very home made, which is either a good thing, or a bad thing, and I'm not sure which. Fun to make anyway.


capello said...

I like the homemade aspect, but that's just me.

And I love the little fluttering butterflies.

lindiepindie said...

When I clicked on the picture, the butterflies actually looked like they were flying! Very cute. I'm sorry I can't help on the wire issues - I've not worked with wire - I really think I would find it frustrating. The mobile is cute, though - and I know what you mean about homemade/handcrafted going either way. I've decided that it depends on how the recipient feels.

samantha said...

The butterflies are really cute, and I wouldn't worry about the wire not being 'perfect'.
thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you manage to get a copy of Adorn - it has some great ideas.

melissa f. said...

well done. the bendy wire will add to its appeal i think. should you try again, lightweight fishing line might be a good fit.

but you know, you're the hostess so everyone is going to coo over it. and that's what you want at a baby shower-- lots of cooing.

Su said...

Homemade is almost always better! I love it!

weirdbunny said...

That's so pretty, I just bought a box of different coloured butterflies, feathery ones.