Bird softie: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. This mobile is gorgeous, but if it's too ambitious for you how about a bird rattle, garland, ornament or catnip-filled cat toy? There are endless possibilities.
All one needs to make this bird is a small bit of fabric, some stuffing, a needle and thread and the free PDF download pattern from Spool - a sweet, little Philly fabric shop (which also offers some sewing classes).
And here's another take on a DIY bird mobile from our archives.
(Via Whip Up.)