Thursday, December 5, 2013

Make & Listen Along

~ On Thursdays I will post what I have been making and listening to as creations grow. 
If so inclined post, on your blog or flickr, about what you have been making (on your own or with little hands by your side) and listening to while you create. It can be new music, flash backs, a song or a whole album... whatever you like. You can be stitching with needle & thread, yarn, paper crafting, painting, cooking... and beyond. Share what you are making and the tunes that are fueling your creativity. Then come back to my Thursday Make & Listen Along post and leave a link in the comments so we can be inspired right along with you! ~

Cleaning up the studio a few weeks back I found over 20 projects in need of finishing up. More than twenty! Oh, my! I have been working away at those little by little, when I have a moment here and there. 

I got a chance to sit down for a longer period of time and finish some projects over the long weekend. It was nice to be back at the sewing machine again for a good chunk of time.

The first up was a scarf I had started. Ironed the fabric on to some fusible web and cut out the tree freehand, then did some free motion stitching on the machine to sew it on the black linen.

I backed it with a green cotton stripe. 

The photos were taken at night and are pretty awful, but I like the way it turned out. A bit more of a "fashion" scarf than one worn for warmth but it is still cozy around the neck!

I also worked on some seaweed inspired bookmarks I had started. I finished five of them.

They are put together using the same technique as the scarf above and I backed them in the same batik fabric I used for the seaweed. I love the raw edges and colors.

The kids and I have also been doing a lot of making for projects that will appear on the pages of Mud Puddles to Meteors and another little big project I am doing with Annie! That has been fun but it is very hard not to share all of the goodness. Soon enough, I hope!

We have not started playing the holiday music just yet. The tree and trimmings are going up this weekend. I am sure the festivities, including music, will kick into gear then. For now, the Lumineers and Nora Jones have been playing, along with the crackle of the fire, the geese honking overhead and a few neat documentaries.

Your turn.
Please share what you have been making and the tunes on your playlist. And don't forget to leave a link to your post if you played along so others can visit your Make and Listen posts!


  1. Love that scarf, gorgeous. Can't wait til you can share your news :)

    Thanks for hosting, here's my making

  2. love the bookmark that winged its way to me :)

    our making and listening this week was made possible by a gift from you!

  3. Gorgeous scarf, Dawn! Bookmarks, too. I love them.

    I was able to join up this week! Even though I got confused on my days of the week. :-)

  4. The scarf is so beautiful!! I have several projects to finish too...I will work on them soon hopefully too!

  5. The scarf is beautiful and I love your free motion sewing on the machine! ...and one can never have enough bookmarks... lovely.
    As for me, I'm still working on the first of four (two pair) fingerless gloves from my share last week or the one before. Maybe by next Thursday I will have one finished to share!

  6. Flippin' heck Dawn! You are so crafty! I adore that scarf to bits. I had a post to share today but my "editor" (ahem) didn't get to it last night. So it will be up tomorrow. We made candles! And we are listening to the Sparkle Stories Advent calendar.

  7. wow! I love the scarf! Beautiful!!!