Our extended family will grow by one very soon when my nephew arrives in this world. I remember back when my first niece was born and thinking how strange that this little person had arrived and started the next generation of my family. She triggered lots of thoughts about families and how things change. Without a choice, her birth had made me in to an aunty and I now had another person in my life to love, care for, worry about and enjoy. It was a strange realisation to have, especially when I thought I had finally worked things out... life's funny like that!
Anyway.... in the hope of inspiring great adventures, my nephew will be able to lie in his cot and dream of places far away as he looks up at the planes flying in his room.
Each plane is on its own ribbon so they can be hung close together or scattered apart, like the stars I made for my kids' bedroom.
This is the first time I have made a pattern from an idea in my head. so there was lots of trial and error and test planes before the final design met aviation standards!
While there were moments of frustration, a bit of unpicking and some corners that aren't quite perfect, it was very satisfying to make something from scratch.