November couldn't get past me without my finishing 2 more Make It Monthly gifts!
First, I made this sock monkey throw pillow for a certain little boy....I hope he likes it!
I also made this birdbath for my mom.
She has moved into a nursing home and misses
seeing the birds every morning. My sisters and dad visit her daily but
it is still so heartbreaking for us all. As she aged, she became enchanted by the birds that gathered in the yard throughout the
day. Dad got her a birdwatching book and some binoculars so she
could see them up close.
She has a private room with a lovely view of a green space near a wooded lot and there is a perfect spot for a birdbath.
At first, I planned to make her a large mosaic birdbath but they need to be kept up. They get algae in the grout if not cleaned...and they need to be watched in winter so they don't crack. Keeping this in mind, I decided to make this simple wreath birdbath instead. You can find them all over the Internet (complete with tutorials) but they are so simple to make you don't need one. I just hope the birds find it quickly so she doesn't get upset. I really hope she loves it.