Use the Mister Bluebird pattern found here.
I used the same fabrics that I used in the quilt for the nursery and got started!
Here's what your fabric pieces will look like once you trace them and cut them out.
|From left to right: back piece, 2 tummy pieces and another back piece folded in half.|
Here's what the bird looks like after you've sewn everything together but the tail and before you begin stuffing.
To stuff the birds, I just used cotton balls. I stretched the cotton out and stuffed them really full to make sure they would keep their form.
Now I just have to decide whether I want to complete the mobile with twigs and have the birds perched on top like this one:
|From Spool Sewing|
Or suspend the birds from a wreath like so:
|From Naptime Novels|
From The Virginia House
What do you think?