Making + Listening: Blogger Swap Edition

MAKING (or made): I’ve finished my blogger swap gift and will hopefully be sending it out tomorrow. I did a little snooping around her blog and discovered she liked the color purple as well as lavender and was a big coffee fan as well (I’m hoping all these clues do not give it away), so with those things in mind I set to work on some hand-sewn coasters, so that she may have a lovely resting spot for those cups of early morning coffee. I made her a card of lavender with pen and watercolor and I had to throw in a bag of Ventura’s best local coffee as well. I’m hoping she enjoys these things. I know I sure enjoyed making them for her.



coasters side view


lavender card


the whole shibang


inside view


As for LISTENING: We are still heavy in Elizabeth Mitchell music. Ellie loves having it on in the morning to dance to, snack to and play to. I have had on George Winston’s Winter Into Spring record playing in the afternoons. It helps to relax me and helps to set a calmer mood for the rest of the day.  And, I have to confess, life with a toddler has me quite out of the loop of musicals and movies (stuff before baby, I was very much current on). Well, I kept seeing all this talk about the new Disney movie Frozen on social media. I haven’t seen a movie, let alone a Disney movie in over 2 years, so I really had no clue this movie even existed. I know, I know. But, because of all the talk, I finally you tubed some clips and oh my goodness, I had no idea my favorite singer Idina Menzel was the vocal talent! And the music (that I’ve heard so far) is so very lovely. I may just have to sneak away sometime soon to see the movie for myself. And being a fan of Disney music like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, it will be fun to share some of my favorite songs and movies with Ellie one day.


-joining Dawn for her Make and Listen Along!


6 thoughts on “Making + Listening: Blogger Swap Edition

  1. Oh my gosh, is there anything you can’t do? What a lucky swap this gal is receiveing. The really great coasters, and the coffee and the beautiful card with your calligraphy which is terrific, all with her favorite color combinations in everything but the coffee. You are one heck of a talented young woman and I so admire all you do. I love you, young un’. Gramma ♥

  2. she’s a lucky woman, she who receives your package! (we took Claire to see Frozen last weekend- I too hadn’t seen so much as a preview but kept hearing good things. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it quite a bit myself 😉

  3. What a lovely swap gift, Summer.
    Those coasters came out so colorful and fresh. Sure to brighten the moment while sipping a cup of joe.
    The card is ever so sweet. Wonderful quote!
    We love Elizabeth Mitchell around here. Even at 7 & 10 the kids still enjoy her music!
    Thanks for joining in and sharing this week!

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