Thursday, December 12, 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! ~

We tend to take a pretty laid back approach to the holiday season, so the hustle and bustle we hear about on the radio and read about in the news has not filtered its way into our little world. That being said, the little people have been busy making around here, which is not highly unusual, but is highly secretive!

I can share that we have made the house festive with the addition of a tree. A certain kitty quickly claimed it as his domain.

I have also been at the sewing machine trying my best to design a case to hold my essential oils. My brother and sister-in-law introduced us to the oils recently and I have fallen in love with using them. We are finding uses that extend way beyond just making the house smell good! So, I want to have them with me when we are out and about, and need just the right case to bring some along. 

I am not super happy with this one. I need to add more structure and redesign a bit to allow for bottles in various sizes. I would also like to take along more than four, without making the case super huge. A zipper pouch with elastic along the inside might just be the answer. I will keep working at it!

Of course, once the tree went up, the holiday music started!

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. I love the pouch! (And the kitty under the tree!!) I've never used essential oils but have always been interested in them.
    We've been doing some simple Christmas crafts around here!

  2. I love that little pouch! And I'm so enjoying all of these photos people are sharing of their Christmas trees~ so sparkly and lovely and happy. Playing along this week with lots of making for an upcoming swap party that I'm hosting.

  3. Pot holders, pot holders, pot holders. That's all I've been making lately. Actually that's not true. D and I are construction a castle/doll house for the girls. Complete dungen! So our night have been a mix of sewing and power tools. :)

  4. We used to have a cat when I was young. She always hid under the tree and after taking the tree down we'd spend forever picking out bits of wax from her fur! :)

    Playing along this week...

  5. This is a very pretty pouch to hold your oils!
    I posted this week:

  6. love seeing the cat under the tree, an early holiday present?? Your creating skills are amazing, you are a great seamstress and I love what you made so far and to think it will only be improved!!

  7. Finally, Dawn -- we joined you for Make and Listen Along! I don't spend nearly enough time on your blog -- it's beautiful. I love to see what you all are up to, and this week's Make and Listen along was no exception.

    We, too, worked on Christmas goodies -- of the gingerbread variety!

  8. Yay! Love seeing the tree and the kitty! Out tree is a little sad looking as we have been slowly introducing ornaments to the top half to see how Gypsy reacts. So far so good. She lays under it for the most part - but we haven't added lights yet. Maybe today...Leo looks quite at home!

    I do love your little pouch but I think the idea of a zippered one with elastic is the way to go. Super interested in the migraine oil... ;)