I have been wanting to make a little pouch for a while now and finally tried the tutorial Dawn mentioned earlier this month. The directions for this lined zipper pouch were great and the pouch turned out cute. I do want to make some different ones with a more boxy look.
I made a snack mat, which is like a small placemat, for a friend. She loves blue, especially navy blue, just like me. I had fun finding the tiny pieces of fabrics in my scraps and putting it together. I am not as happy about the binding I chose, but the pop of colour makes me think of the stars and moon on a dark blue night sky... I used more scraps for the back of it too.
One of my placemats is now complete, four to go. These are for everyday for my family and I wanted them colourful. I made them reversible.
Lastly, I started working on the year long sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. The theme this year is Once Upon a Time. January shows Snow White with two of her dwarf friends. This cross-stitch is going to be adorable!
The border is really cute too. I am about half way through stitching it.
Celeste and I have been listening to soundtracks. I discovered that by searching titles of movies with the word soundtrack attached to them on youtube, I can often find playlists filled with songs from a particular movie. I minimize the window and we enjoy listening for hours! In particular, this week we listened to Oz, the Great and Powerful soundtrack and Amelie soundtrack.
I am linking to Dawn's weekly Make & Listen on her Simple Things Notebook blog.