Make + Listen

letter fun

still working

steve and edie

I’m joining Simple Things Notebook today with the Make and Listen Along. It’s a good way to keep me motivated on working on these projects and getting them done. And music is just such a special, wonderful thing. I think it will be neat for Ellie to look back one day and see what we were listening too when she was just a wee one. 🙂

MAKING: I have decided to start making Ellie some fabric letters inspired by Meg’s Montessori Letters from her book Sew Liberated. I’m thinking it’s going to be a long, drawn out project… something I will try to complete before her first birthday. (I can’t believe that’s only about three months away)!

I’m still working on a Softie bear for a friend’s baby. It’s been slow going as well.


LISTENING: My Dad let us borrow this great new Steve Martin/ Edie Brickell c.d.  I am a big fan of the banjo and Steve Martin. I once spotted Steve Martin at an art show at UCLA. He was alone and kept smiling at me. Who knows, if I was brave enough I could have had a date with the guy. I saw Martin again years later in Orange County at one of the most fantastic concerts ever. This man can not only get a whole crowd hysterically laughing but he can play the banjo… really well! Can you tell I have a little crush? This c.d. is nice to have on in the background, preferably on a sunny spring day with all the windows open. Ellie liked the first song the  best and it seems she’s fond of Steve Martin too. She liked checking out the pictures of him on the c.d. case.


6 thoughts on “Make + Listen

  1. love the steve martin remarks! totally awesome. the town I live in Nelson B.C. is where he shot the 90’s film roxanne, if you watch it you will get to know the town I live in! (other than my blog 🙂 ). I haven’t actually listened to his banjo playing, now Im gonna hit youtube to seek it out!

    I have the book sew liberated and have yet to make things in it, I really want to get a sewing machine this year and get the craft thing going!

    • that’s so cool! I have seen Roxanne a long time ago. I will have to find it again one of these days and watch. I’m sure if you put your skill in gardening to the sewing machine, you will be turning out all sorts of neat things! The sewing machine has stayed pretty quiet here since Ellie was born.

  2. the letters are a great idea – i am sure ellie will love them. looking forward to seeing them. and one! ooohhhh, just three months away, not long to go. such a big milestone!

  3. Oh… I love the idea that she will look back on these posts and take note of the music. I did not even think of that. love!
    I was just looking through Sew Liberated the other day. The letter project is a great idea.
    Thanks for the heads up about the album. That sound like it would be very cool.
    I am so excited you are playing along!

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