Thursday, May 9, 2013

Make and Listen





Making:

~ Reece's first piece of embroidery is being made into a pillow for his room. He came with me to pick out the fabric and is now patiently waiting for me to finish it up.

~ The milo for a baby due this week is done, it just needs to be blocked. I so love knitting these up and have plans to knit two more for friends who are due in the next few months.

~ A few knitted bowls, just because. They will be felted up on the weekend and then will be placed around the house where they will fast become the perfect places to put little nature treasures we find on our adventures.

~ With a lot of water colour art around our home I am always looking for ways to use it creatively. This time I made a little bunting, actually I made two. I have one in our kitchen window and the other one, well, not quite sure yet. I think I will pass it along to someone...who doesn't love a little bunting to brighten up a window or wall.

Listening:

~ I have been listening to talks by these two inspiring people.

~ Car rides lately have been filled with the sounds of Mumford and Sons, we just can't get enough of their latest CD.

~ Keeping me company every evening while I prepare dinner are Pink, Jason Mraz, The Lumineers and Train.

What have you been making and listening to this week?

Joining Dawn

26 comments:

  1. Oh. His first embroidery is wonderful. Seeing it brought back all kinds of memories from when my kids first started... I need to get them back to it.
    Do you have a pattern for the knitted bowls?
    I checked out "What the Robin Knows" from the library but did not get a chance to read it. I put it back on my list. Thanks for the link. So neat.

    Thanks for playing along! Always fun to see what you are listening to and making.

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    1. Awe, thanks Dawn. I love it so much and am so happy he is interested in having it be a part of his room :)

      The knitted bowl pattern is from The Rhythm of Family by Amanda Blake Soule. I know it by heart now I have knitted so many. I am starting to play with the pattern to make bigger and smaller bowls.

      Can't wait to read What the Robin Knows...it is waiting in the pile of books on the shelf.

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  2. Oh, I love Reece's pillow! I should do that with my boys, they'd love it!
    Everything looks lovely!

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  3. LOVE Reece's embroidery! So sweet! Great taste in music...Mumford and Sons are always good company.

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    1. Thanks Melissa, he is pretty proud of it. When I picked up embroidery rings thrifting today he asked if there were for him, he is ready to do another one :)

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  4. i really ought to do the same with our paintings! bunting is so simple and has so many uses.

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    1. I highly recommend it, they are super fun to have around. We also use some of painting to wrap gifts and make cards...everyone always loves them.

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  5. love what you're doing with his embroidery. such a sweet thing.
    and yes, the mumford + sons is frequently played here as well...so good :)

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  6. Fantastic! I love Reece's pillow. Are you listening to the new Pink or the first albums? I haven't listened to Pink in so long I might have too tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks KC. We are listening to new Pink, love.

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    1. Thanks, we sewed it up and stuffed it today, he loves it!

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  8. Lovely crafts Kim. Enjoy. I always love seeing your creations. xxoo

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  9. I love his embroidery! What a good idea to make it into a pillow.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, he is pretty excited about it :)

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  10. the pillow idea is so sweet. how special!

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  11. You (and Reece!) have been so busy and everything looks lovely! I love your knitted bowls - I need to make a few of those! I've been listening to Amy Winehouse a lot lately - Mumford and Sons are great as well!

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    1. Awe, thanks Tess. The knitted bowls are quick and easy to knit up and super fun to have around.

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  12. I love how crafty you've been lately! Beautiful bowls and Milo. And what a cute way to preserve the embroidery.

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    1. Thanks Kristen, we have been having lots of fun!

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  13. i love the milo. where did you get the pattern?

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    1. Thanks, the pattern is here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/milo-3 Super fun and easy knit.

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