Thursday, May 22, 2014

Make & Listen Along

Welcome to the first "Make and Listen Along" hosted here at iHappy! In Dawn's words here is a little about the weekly series:

~ 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! ~

Dawn's life has gotten very full lately so I stepped in and asked if she'd like me to take over this weekly sharing of what we all are making. I get so much motivation & ideas from everyone that I would love it if we could all still share what we are working on.

For the first week here I've been thinking about what to share. I wanted to make it good! Except we haven't really been making anything that I've taken pictures of!

Came across my stash of knotted Rosary supplies the other day. Spending the afternoon reacquainting myself with making them
An orange sunset

I am working on clearing out the craft room since that is baby V's new room. I came across all my old Rosary making supplies and spent the afternoon yesterday reminding myself of how to make the knots.

 I have been learning how to use all the great features on my new camera! So I had to put the sunset picture from last night up.

We also have been spending a lot of time outside. Ree has decided she wants to make a book using the pictures we have been taking. I need to get them printed out so she can get to work on that!

As for listening it really has been pretty quiet around here. For the past few years we have enjoyed watching the birds (and yes that is Ree is doing in this post Tuesday). This year we are stepping it up a bit and practicing identifying the birds by their song.

We also have found out that the baby loves to dance. She likes nothing better then for one of us to sit on the floor and hold her under her arms so she can bounce around to whatever music is on Pandora!

Would you share what you are making and listening to? I'd love to see! And get suggestions on what I should be listening to this upcoming week. Feel free to tell me in the comments or link up to a blog post of your own!


  1. Yay! So glad this will continue--thank you, Jen!
    Here's my post this week--we are also listening to bird songs!

  2. I love your rosary photo and that shade of blue, I've been slogging along on my shawl and have finally cast off earlier this evening. I love when babies dance!! Both of mine would bounce as long as you let them as long as a song was sung.


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