Thursday, May 30, 2013

Make and Listen




Making:

~ Inspired by these, I whipped up a few note cards with some scrap fabric.

~ A finished milo and one on the needles...two friends are expecting, one in June the other in July. Little ones will be wearing these in the fall.

~ A lovely hostess gift...a fabric covered jar filled with lilacs.

Listening:

~ The birds are filling the air around here. We awake to their wonderful songs in the morning, listen to them as we garden and play in the yard and every once in a while we hear the sweet chatter of babies from the nests around our home.

~ The rain falling gently on our tin roof.

~ The distant howl of coyotes just before we go to bed.

What have you been making and listening to this week?

Joining Dawn

19 comments:

  1. Love the greeting cards! I need a sewing machine Dawn. It's killing me not having any materials to craft with. I want to join in on this make and listen but I haven't made anything!

    Should I buy a cheap machine now that I wouldn't mind leaving behind if we have to more back to the states or wait several months and then invest in a serious machine like I have back home? The summer is coming up so soon the girls need summer play dresses with pockets. I've even convinced S about play smocks for collecting things and getting dirty.

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    1. Can you find some pillow cases to make into simple pillow case dresses? They would be pretty easy to hand stitch. And you could add some patch pockets.
      My vote would be to go back to sewing roots with simple needle and thread at this point! :-) You might find it quite meditative.

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    2. Thanks KC! I agree with Dawn, simple pillow case dresses would be great for them and would allow you to get in some crafting to feed your soul :)

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  2. Yay for fabric cards! Love them!
    The fabric covered jar is so bright and wonderful for summer.
    And your listening sounds perfect.
    Thanks for joining in Kim.

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  3. Such a peaceful post! I love the idea of scrap fabric notecards!

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    1. Thanks Suzy. The fabric cards were fun to make, and super quick. There will be more in my future for sure :)

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  4. Oh How I wish I could smell those lilacs!! Lovely, lovely, lovely. Sending a smile your way.

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  5. I love your Milo Kim!, you know I can´t resist them, just made a couple more...
    I also love lilacs, fun idea with the jar! and the cards, have a nice WE!

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    1. Thank you :) I love them too. Hope you have a lovely weekend too!

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  6. cool jar! we have been pretty unimaginative this week... we have done some painting, but I am on the lookout for some new creative project for next week

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  7. Beautiful, I am thrilled that your listening list is the same as mine :) (minus the coyotes)

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    1. Thanks Karen, such beautiful sounds Mother Nature provides for us.

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  8. Love those cards! They just scream happy.

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