Thursday, April 3, 2014

Make and Listen







Making:

~ a handmade card for a special little lady in my life

~ a circle garland to bring a little spring into our home

~ a bunting and a few gnomes for our spring nature table

~ keeping my hands busy with knitted bowls and little hands busy with flower fairies

~ a few Easter gnomes for a custom order

~ my shawl, finally off the needles

Listening:

~ the sounds of spring outside our window...chickadees, blue jays, robins, red winged blackbirds, cardinals and sparrows

~ the wonderful sound of water trickling...yes, the snow is slowly melting

~ the soft sounds of Norah Jones and Colbie Caillat play in the background most nights as I make dinner

What are you making and listening to?

Joining Dawn

30 comments:

  1. Good morning to you!
    This morning I am making homemade tortillas for an egg wrap breakfast and listening to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood as little man is sleeping and little miss is home sick from preschool with a possible stomach bug. :-S Wish us luck!
    Have a great day...

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    1. Oh those sound delish. Hope you enjoyed them. Hope little miss feels better soon.

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  2. oh my where to start?

    I love it all! ...where did you get the cute Canada Log Cabin??

    The card is so sweet. You have a steady hand!
    Great idea for garland - still on my list.
    Those knitted bowls - love!!
    The shawl - yet again, something on my list of things to do.

    I will live vicariously through you for now! ;)

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    1. Awe, thanks! The log cabin is from Vancouver, a gift from my parents when they visited last year. But you can get it here http://www.nest.ca/store/settlers-cabin-model-kit/dp/6311

      Thanks for all your kind words :)

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  3. I love the little fairy gnomes Kim, they are so pretty. I might have to see if I can make a few for Emerson, I think she would like that.
    And you shawl...beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Tracey, I bet she would love them!

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  4. Wow! Kim! Wonderful making over there! Magical little bits of spring in your world.
    Thanks for sharing all of the handmade goodness today!

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    1. Thanks Dawn, and as always, thanks for hosting :)

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  5. your shawl is gorgeous! lovely and I bet you will have many enjoyable hours wearing it :) Love the card!

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    1. Thanks Karen, already been worn for many hours and I am enjoying it :)

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  6. I smile as I see that your spring nature table has a swedish book in the background, with beautiful pictures of Elsa Beskow. Just made scones with my little ones at kindergarden, which where then enjoyed outside in the sunny afternoon!

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    1. We love Elsa Beskow! That sound so wonderful. I am looking forward to enjoying our meals outside again...soon.

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  7. love the window hangings! so cheerful. and your shawl looks warm and cozy :)

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  8. Those decorations are just so wonderful. I love splashes of happy color like that. :)

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    1. Thanks KC! They all make me smile when I walk by them.

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  9. Lovely pictures - as usual... I'm glad that spring is finally coming for you!
    We are making clothes for teddy bear these days and are listening to the dripping of spring rains outside.
    Have a lovely end to your week!

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    1. Thanks Halina and yes it is finally making an appearance, although a little slowly. Clothes for teddy bears, how fun!

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  10. Wow, you guys have been busy! I love it all. Kim, you amaze me! Much love xxoo

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    1. We have been, and having lots of fun too! Thank you Julie. xo

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  11. Loving the way your house has now gone all Springlike! Beautiful colours. We've been making delicious hot cross buns today for our Easter service at school, and I'm hearing, more than listening to, a song going round my head that the children sang at the end of the service - 'If I had words to make a day for you...', there was something about the children singing it that was very emotional and now it's very much stuck in my head!

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    1. Haha, I am just hoping Mother Nature follows suit outside :) Sounds lovely, and that song, just beautiful.

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  12. Love everything! My friends made me a similar circle fabric mobile at Fenna's blessingway. Your shawl turned out beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! I love the circle garland, I wasn't sure about it when I was making it, but once it was up I feel in love with it. So simple.

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  13. Oh, Kim, I LOVE the idea for the circle garlands, so simple yet effective!
    And your finished shawl looks gorgeous too!

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  14. such beautiful colours and textures in those pictures

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