Do you follow the lovely blog, Stitched Together? I do and have been for the past six months or so. The writer, Rachel is a beautiful sewer and photographer and a busy mother - she has four children and is 39 weeks pregnant - awaiting baby number five. I received an email a few weeks ago from Victoria (from UK blog, As it seams). Victoria also loves Rachel's blog and emailed a few other bloggers asking if we would like to contribute a little 'ornament' toward a collective baby mobile to send Rachel. This is a tradition Victoria has upheld with several of her expectant friends and is a really nice idea I think. You can read more about it and see the hoop made by Victoria here. For my piece, I obviously made a bird. Simple but sweet. It has a velvet ribbon tail and is made from scraps from this dress I made this time last year. The eyes are vintage buttons.