The same week I had Mika I was asked by a new Jewish parenting site (a very resourceful site) to be their guest blogger and write a couple of craft tutorials, featuring Jewish symbols. I was much exited to be doing them (even though all I could think of was - when can I take another nap?)
They gave me the freedom to choose the theme and the project, so I decided that the time has come to create a new mobile to hang over the new baby’s crib.
And what would be more suited for a hanging baby mobile then a dove and an olive branch as the symbols of peace.
The one thing I didn’t take into consideration was my bird phobia and my dislike of pigeons (dislike is a very kind word, and in Hebrew pigeons and dove are the same word – YONA). Yes, my phobia is severe - I will actually cross the street if I will see a pigeon poking in front of me. Something about them that I just cannot stand.
When I was designing the project I didn’t realize that this was going to be so hard. You should have seen me researching pigeon and dove pictures in order to come up with the right silhouette for Mika’s mobile. I literally had to walk away from the computer (more then once) feeling Nausea, but I was determent to get it done!
Once the “staring at pigeons” part was over, I could continue to enjoy making the mobile.
I did it and I think it looks GREAT.
Although I didn’t overcome my phobia, I did manage to draw up those silhouettes and finish up Mika’s mobile.
So Amy, this is probably why it took me so long….
I hope you all visit this great new site – www.kveller.com and make your own dove mobile because I am not giving Mika’s away.